2002-05 Preseason: Wizard Cup

The AFL preseason competition was called the Wizard Home Loans Cup from 2002 to 2005. It was run as a round robin competition from 2000. It was a place to try innovations such as the super goal were a goal kicked from outside 50m was worth 9 points. Another in 2003 was that a deliberate rushed behind was worth 3 points.

2002

The preseason Wizard home Loans Cup, for the third year, was run as a round robin competition rather than a Knockout Competition. The two finalist were the 2001 winner, Port Power, and the Richmond Tigers who hand not won a preseason Grand final since 1962. The  grand final was played  at Colonial Stadium on the 16th March 2002. On the night the Power was much too good and defeated the Tigers by a flattering 9 points. The score was 10.11 (71) to 9.8 (62). The Michael Tuck Medallist was won by Nick Stevens from Port Adelaide.

First Class Collectables released 2 covers.

2003

2003 again saw an Adelaide team win but this time it was Adelaide. They defeated Collingwood by 31 points at Telstra Dome. Andrew McLeod won the Michael Tuck Medal for the best player.

First Class Collectables released 4 covers.

2004

2004 saw St Kilda win the competition over Geelong. Robert Harvey won the Best on Ground Medal.

First Class Collectables released 1 covers.

2005

Carlton won by 25 points. As often is the case it served as little guide to the season. Carlton won the wooden spoon and their opponents the Eagles made the Grand Final.

First Class Collectables released 1 covers.