Imagine if AFL clubs played for a title that could be won weekly.
A title similar to the one’s seen in the world of Boxing, UFC and the WWE.
The AFL Championship is a title that is up for grabs during every round of the home and away season.
Teams defeating the previous holder of the title win the belt.
The championship first began in 1898, a year after the inaugural season of the VFL.
The 1897 season was a year played out to determine the championship holder, which ended up being Essendon, who defeated Melbourne in the Grand Final.
The Bombers entered 1898 as the inaugural champions and started the campaign strongly, winning their first five games.
In round six the Bombers were defeated by Geelong, who became the new titleholders.
From there, the championship was shared between all the VFL/AFL clubs for 120 years, including University, who held the crown on two separate occasions for a total of four weeks.
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