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FOOTBALL BUDGET

In 1936, the WAFL decided it needed to revamp its competition and one of the first things it looked to was the WA Footballer, which had been the official programme since 1921.

Again, they borrowed heavily from the South Australian competition in renaming the program the Football Budget. Though it was variously re-branded "Real Footy", "Football WA" and "Football 2000" for a few years in the late 1990s and the early part of the new millenium, the Football Budget has run continuously since 1936 and is now also published online in pdf form.

If you would like to read more about the history of the Football Budget, then you click here for an article I wrote in the 90th anniversary edition of the Football Budget: The History of the Football Budget

To the end of 2018, a total of 2266 editions of the Football Budget have been published. I'm still looking for 57 of these to have a loose copy of every one of them. Most of those I am missing are from 1938-1943 and 1951, though I am still looking for a few from several other years. And I'm ALWAYS looking for Budgets in better condition. Some of mine aren't in the best nick.

Below is the list of Football Budgets I am missing and, as always, I'd love to hear from anyone who can help. I have also listed here the pre-season editions I am missing from the 1980s and 90s, though they aren't technically Football Budgets.

1936 Volume 1 (1 Needed)

Number 16 July 21 State Game (WA v SA)

1938 Volume 3 (9 Needed)

Number 2 April 23 Round 2 (C v SD, EF v SF, P v WP, S v EP)
Number 3 April 30 Round 3 (EP v P, SD v SF, C v EF, S v WP)
Number 8 May 28 Round 8 (EP v C, P v EF, SF v WP, SD v S)
Number 17 July 16 Exhibition Game (WA v St Kilda)
Number 18 July 23 Round 1 (SF v S, C v P, SD v WP)
Number 21 August 13 Round 17 (P v S, EP v WP, SD v EF, SF v C)
Number 23 August 23 State Game (WA v SA)
Number 26 September 10 Round 20 (EF v EP, S v SF, C v P, WP v SD)
Number 27 September 17 First Semi-Final (EP v SD)

1939 Volume 4 (2 Needed)

Number 25 September 9 Round 20 (P v EF, C v EP, SF v WP, SD v S)
Number 30 October 14 League Seconds Grand Final (WP v EF)*

1940 Volume 5 (8 Needed)

Number  1 April 20 Round 14 (C v P) *
Number 10 June 8 Round 7 (EF v EP, SF v S, C v P, WP v SD) *
Number 14 July 6 Round 11 (EF v WP, C v S, SF v P, EP v SD) *
Number 20 August 10 Round 15 (EF v C, WP v S, SF v SD) *
Number 21 August 11 Exhibition Game (2/16th Battalion v S) *
Number 22 August 14 Exhibition Game (Police Force v RAAF) *
Number 31 October 12 Grand Final (C v SF) *
Number 32 October 19 League Seconds Grand Final (WP v EF) *

1941 Volume 6 (8 Needed)

Number 1 April 26 Round 1 (WP v EF, SF v P, C v S, EP v SD)
Number 3 May 10 Round 3 WP v SF, EP v C, S v SD, EF v P)
Number 11 June 25 Exhibition Game (AASC v Coastal Defence)
Number 21 August 30 Round 18 (EF v EP, WP v SD, C v P, SF v S)
Number 22 September 6 Round 19 (SF v EP, WP v C, EF v S, P v SD)
Number 25 September 27 Second Semi-Final (WP v EF)
Number 26 October 4 Preliminary Final (SF v EF)
Number 27 October 11 Grand Final (WP v EF)

1942 Volume 7 (2 Needed)

Number 1 May 9 Round 1 (SF v S, WP v C, EP v EF) 
Number 2 May 16 Round 2 (C v EF, P v S, WP v EP) *
Number 3 May 23 Round 3 (EP v SF, P v C, EF v S) *
Number 4 May 30 Round 4 (C v SF, EP v P, WP v S) *
Number 5 June 6 Round 5 (P v WP, EP v S, EF v SF) *
Number 6 June 13 Round 6 (WP v SF, S v C, EF v P) *
Number 7 June 20 Round 7 (C v EP, SF v P, WP v EF) *
Number 8 June 27 Round 8 (EP v EF, WP v C, S v SF) *
Number 9 July 4 Round 9 (WP v EP, S v P, EF v C) *
Number 10 July 11 Round 10 (SF v EP, EF v S, C v P) *
Number 11 July 18 Round 11 (EP v P, WP v S, C v SF) *
Number 12 July 25 Round 12 (WP v P, S v EP, EF v SF) *
Number 13 August 1 Round 13 (WP v SF, EF v P, S v C) *
Number 14 August 8 Round 14 (EF v WP, SF v P, EP v C) *
Number 15 August 15 Round 15 (S v SF, EF v C, EP v WP) *
Number 16 August 22 Round 16 (S v C, WP v SF, EF v EP) *
Number 17 August 29 Round 17 (C v SF, WP v EF, EP v S) *
Number 18 September 5 Round 18 (C v EP, WP v S, EF v SF) *
Number 19 September 12 Round 19 (C v WP, S v EF, EP v SF) *
Number 20 September 19 First Semi-Final (C v EP) *
Number 21 September 26 Second Semi-Final (WP v EF) *
Number 22 October 3 Preliminary Final (C v EF)
Number 23 October 10 Grand Final (WP v C) *

1943 Volume 8 (3 Needed)

Number 1 May 15 Round 1 (WP v SD, S v P, SF v EP, C v EF) *
Number 2 May 22 Round 2 (WP v EP, EF v P, SD v SF, S v C) *
Number 3 May 29 Round 3 (S v EF, SD v EP, WP v SF, C v P) *
Number 4 June 5 Round 4 (S v WP, EF v SF) *
Number 5 June 12 Round 4 (P v SD, C v EP) *
Number 6 June 19 Round 5 (EF v WP, EP v P, SD v C, S v SF) *
Number 7 June 26 Round 6 (C v WP, EF v SD, S v EP, P v SF) *
Number 9 July 10 Round 8 (EF v C, WP v SD, S v P, EP v SF) *
Number 10 July 17 Round 9 (C v WP, EF v SD, EP v S, SF v P) *
Number 11 July 24 Round 10 WP v EF, C v SD, EP v P, S v SF) *
Number 12 July 31 Round 11 (S v C, EP v WP, EF v P, SD v SF) *
Number 13 August 7 Round 12 (WP v S, C v EP, SD v P, SF v EF) *
Number 14 August 14 Round 13 (EP v SD, EF v S, WP v SF, P v C) *
Number 15 August 21 Round 14 (EF v EP, SD v S, P v WP, C v SF) *
Number 16 August 28 Round 15 (EF v WP, S v C, EP v SF, SD v P) *
Number 17 September 4 Round 16 (WP v EP, SD v C, S v P, EF v SF) *
Number 18 September 11 Round 17 (SD v EP, EF v C, S v SF, WP v P) *
Number 19 September 18 First Semi-Final (SD v WP) *
Number 20 September 25 Second Semi-Final (EF v S)
Number 21 October 2 Preliminary Final (SD v S)
Number 22 October 9 Grand Final (EF v SD) *
Number 23 October 16 Young Sports Temperance League Grand Final (Bass v Mt Haw)

1945 Volume 10 (1 Needed)

Number 15 August 11 Round 15 (S v EF, SD v EP, SF v WP, P v C)

1946 Volume 11 (1 needed)

Number  7 June 1 Round 6 (EP v P, C v SD, S v SF)

1947 Volume 12 (1 Needed)

Number 30 October 18 Young Sports Temperance League Carnival

1948 Volume 13 (1 Needed)

Number 16 July 17 Round 13 (P v EP, WP v EF, SF v S, C v SD)

1950 Volume 15 (2 Needed)

Number 13 July 1 Round 11 (EF v SD, SF v C, P v EP, WP v S)
Number 17 July 25 Exhibition Game (WA v South Melbourne)

1951 Volume 16 (8 Needed)

Number 3 May 5 Round 3 (S v C, SD v EP)
Number 9 June 4 Round 7 (EF v SF, P v WP)
Number 14 July 3 State Game (WA v Vic)
Number 17 July 21 Round 13 (EP v P, SF v C, WP v S, EF v SD)
Number 18 July 25 Round 11 (C v P)
Number 19 July 28 Round 14 (SF v EF, P v WP, SD v C, S v EP)
Number 22 August 18 Round 17 (EP v SD, C v S, SF v WP, EF v P)
Number 27 September 22 First Semi-Final (EF v P)

1953 Volume 18 (2 needed)

Number 7 June 1 Round 7 (P v EP, SF v C)
Number 19 August 8 Round 16 (SF v S, EP v WP, EF v P, SD v C)

1954 Volume 19 (1 needed)

Number 9  June 7 Round 8 (SF v WP, EF v P, EP v SD, C v S)

1967 Volume 32 (2 needed)

Number 25 September 11 Night Series Match (EF v C)
Number 29 September 28 Night Series Grand Final (SD v EF)

1968 Volume 33 (5 needed)

Number 2  March 6 Night Series (EF v SD)
Number 3  March 11 Night Series (WP v P)
Number 5  March 18 Night Series First Semi-Final (EF v SF)
Number 7  March 25 Night Series Grand Final (EF v WP)
Number 18 June 3 Round 9 (SF v SD, P v EF)

1988 Pre-Season Competition

Unnumbered Kresta Blinds Cup March 29 (P v SD & SF v S)

1998 Pre-Season Competition

Governor's Challenge Mar 7/8 (WP v P, EF v SD, EP v C, SF v S)
Governor's Challenge Mar 21 (Grand Final & Consolation Final)

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