Coach: Frank Hughes
Captain: Colin Niven
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: Allan La Fontaine
Leading Goalkicker: Maurie Gibb (59)
Best First Year Player: Ray Wartman
Before the season Melbourne lost 10 players, and they went into the season with only five players who had more than five years of experience so despite not advancing their position on the ladder the committee declared the year a success. They finished with their highest percentage in six years.
After a disappointing start to the season Melbourne's chances of playing in the finals hung on by a thread at the midway point of the year, but five wins out of six put them back on the verge of a surprise top four appearance. They narrowly failed a big test against one of their fellow contenders in Richmond and were knocked out of calculations.
Despite a fighting draw with premiership fancies Collingwood all the damage had been done early in the season and they finished sixth.
The club used 12 debutants during the season.
Financial results showed a loss of 1477p/3/8.
Despite finishing fourth the Seconds won their fifth consecutive premiership, and Joe Kinnear won the Gardiner Medal for Best and Fairest in the competition.
At the end of the season the club put a proposal for throw passes to be allowed in the VFL. The proposal was voted against by every other club delegate. They were more successful with a motion put in August of that year that the ball be thrown in every time the ball crossed the boundary line, except when it went out on the full.
|Northern District League||WIN||123-65|
|17||Allan La Fontaine||18||1|
Best and Fairest
|1st||Allan La Fontaine|
Special Effort - Jack Mueller
Most Consistent Player - Gordon Ogden
Best Utility Player - Les Jones
Most Improved Senior - Bert Taylor
Most Improved Junior - Ron Baggott
Training Awards - Rowley Fischer and Gordon Jones
President's Trophy for Brilliant Effort - Les Jones
President's Trophy for Consistent Play - Gordon Ogden
1935 Seconds season
Leading Goalkicker - Ron Baggott
Most Serviceable - Bill Adams
Most Improved - Richie Emselle
Awards for performances in the finals were also given to Halloran, Kinnear, Truscott, Cheffers, Baggott and Kinnear.
Some sources show Jones' award being for Most Brilliant Effort
Football Record 1935 Interstate Game
Football Record R15 1935
Argus - 24/08/1935
Referee - 29/08/1935
Argus - 10/12/1935