Listed below is new information discovered during the research process; the information is not found in official lists, publications or football history websites (such as Full Points Footy). This section will be updated as new contest is added to the site.
VICTORIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Until now it's always been believed the VFA went into recess during 1916-17. However, research has unearthed a single game played by the Association's top players during that period.
On September 8, 1916 a match was played at Arden Street Oval between North Melbourne's 1915 premiership side and a VFA combined team comprising the best players from the other clubs. The match was in aid of ex-player Harry Todd who'd been severely injured in a mining accident and, understandably, the players were reported to be "rusty" after a year without football.
This is just one of 23 newly discovered matches involving the VFA representative team!
1879 - Victoria vs Hotham-Essendon FCs
1889 - Victoria vs SA Natives XXIII
1894 - VFA vs Essendon
1898 - VFA vs Ballarat FA
1900 - VFA vs Footscray
1905/06/07/09/10 - VFA vs Stawell FC
1906 - VFA vs Bendigo & Northern District FAs
1908/09/11/12 - VFA vs Barrier Ranges FA
1913 - VFA vs Western District FA
1916 - VFA vs North Melbourne (the only VFA match that season)
1926 - VFA vs Central Gippsland FA
1947 - VFA vs Bendigo FA
1953 - VFA North vs VFA South
1988 - VFA vs Essendon Reserves
1988 - VFA vs Melbourne Reserves
1989 - VFA vs Brisbane (never played)
Goalkicking - Essendon A's Tom Clarke kicked a record haul of 10 goals for the VFA's representative team in 1913.
Awards - Former Camberwell player, Terry Wallace won the Dolphin Medal at the 1988 National Carnival while representing the VFA
Lightning Premiership Sprint - the Grand Final sprint is well known but it turns out the AFL held a one-off sprint competition during the 1996 Lightning Premiership. More details can be found here.