- 1994 AFL season
Infobox AFL season
year = 1994
imagesize = 100px
caption = AFL logo 1990-1999
teams = 15
premiers = AFL WCE
count = 2nd
minor premiers = AFL WCE
mpcount = 2nd
national cup winners = AFL Ess
nccount = 3rd
highest attendance =
top goal scorer =
Gary Ablett(AFL Gee)
brownlow medallist =
Greg Williams(AFL Car)Results and statistics for the Australian Football Leagueseason of 1994.
All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 165. An additional 9 games were played during the finals series.
In order to meet the requirements of the television broadcasters, the AFL adjusted the playing time allocated to each of a match's four quarters for this season. Playing time was reduced from 25 minutes to 20 minutes, however some additional stoppages attracted "time-on" allocations; the total reduction of playing time was approximately 10%.
Brownlow Medalwas awarded to Greg Williamsof Carlton.
Leigh Matthews Trophywas awarded to Greg Williamsof Carlton.
Coleman Medalwas awarded to Gary Ablettof Geelong.
Norm Smith Medalwas awarded to Dean Kempof West Coast.
AFL Rising Staraward was awarded to Chris Scott of Brisbane.
* The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to the
* The AFL increases the number of interchange players to three which, when added to the "run on" team of 18 on-the-field players, increasing the standard team squad size to 21 players.
* The "blood rule" was introduced in order to allay fears raised by the threat of
* The AFL introduced a third field umpire.
* The reduction in a match's amount of elapsed playing time (see above).
* The Second McIntyre "Final Six" system, which had operated in 1992 and 1993, was replaced by the McIntyre "Final Eight" system. The McIntyre "Final Eight" system operated from 1994 to 1999; it was replaced by the AFL’s Amended "Final Eight" system in 2000.
* The third qualifying final between North Melbourne and Hawthorn was the first ever AFL game to require
extra time, after the teams were tied at 91 after four quarters. The provision for extra time was introduced after the controversial 1990 finals series, where the qualifying final between Collingwood and West Coast was tied, forcing a replay the following weekend which gave top team Essendon a second bye weekend. North Melbourne dominated extra time and won the game by 23 points.
* McIntyre "Final Eight" system
* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1994.html 1994 Season - AFL Tables]
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