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KEY FACTS

Official name
North Melbourne Football Club

Known as
North Melbourne

Nickname
Kangaroos

Former name
Hotham

Former name date
1888-01-01

Formed
1869 (disbanded 1907; reformed 1908; disbanded 1921; reformed 1922)

Colours
Royal blue and white

Associated clubs
Werribee; North Melbourne Reserves; North Melbourne WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
1996, 1999 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1975, 1977 (2 total)

VFA Premierships
1903-4, 1910, 1914-15, 1918 (6 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1975 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series - 1965-6, 1980, 1995, 1998 (5 total); McClelland Trophy - 1976, 1978, 1983, 1998 (4 total)

Most Games
432 - Brent Harvey (1996-2016)

Most Goals
671 - Wayne Carey (1989-2001)

League Top Goalkickers
D.Wade (103) 1974; M.Blight (103) 1982; J.Longmire (98) 1990 (3 total)

Brownlow Medalists
Noel Teasdale 1965; Keith Greig 1973 & 1974; Malcolm Blight 1978; Ross Glendinning 1983 (4 medallists/5 medals)

Headquarters
204-206 Arden St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Phone: (03) 9320 2400 

Email
info@nmfc.com.au

Website
nmfc.com.au

CEO
Adams, Jack

President
Trainor, Frank

North Melbourne



"With former playing hero Allen Aylett now spearheading the club's administration as a radical and forward thinking president, in 1971 North Melbourne audaciously announced a 'Five Year Plan' to secure a VFL premiership ... Every aspect of the club's operation came under intense analysis with a view to trimming the fat and maximising efficiency. Nevertheless, it is doubtful if such measures alone would have been sufficient to propel the team which won just one game in 1972 (earning an inevitable wooden spoon) to a remarkable four consecutive grand finals for two flags between 1974 and 1977..."

John Devaney explains how a rule change helped the Kangaroos break through to win their first flag

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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 2.46.68.813.11 89 LOST Hawthorn 5.414.517.925.11 161 -72 GLE Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 5.77.1110.1415.16 106 WON Fitzroy 2.14.26.37.9 51 55 ARD May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 2.53.65.99.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 1.25.38.612.12 84 -19 JUN May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 6.57.1011.1414.15 99 WON Collingwood 1.36.96.1310.15 75 24 ARD May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 0.22.53.77.11 53 LOST Footscray 3.26.59.79.12 66 -13 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 6.211.215.816.8 104 LOST South Melbourne 3.17.310.616.9 105 -1 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 2.06.18.18.1 49 LOST Melbourne 3.65.1510.2312.34 106 -57 ARD Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 3.94.117.158.15 63 LOST Geelong 0.23.103.1313.20 98 -35 ARD Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 3.18.812.918.12 120 WON Carlton 6.510.912.1816.20 116 4 PRI Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 5.47.611.913.11 89 LOST Richmond 2.29.912.1017.16 118 -29 ARD Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 3.37.510.616.9 105 LOST Essendon 2.46.816.1019.14 128 -23 WIN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 5.46.49.1111.11 77 WON Hawthorn 1.25.86.119.16 70 7 ARD Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 2.44.68.99.13 67 LOST Fitzroy 1.68.1412.1616.17 113 -46 BWS Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 1.41.74.116.11 47 LOST St. Kilda 3.07.28.513.6 84 -37 ARD Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 0.63.84.116.17 53 LOST Collingwood 2.96.148.1612.21 93 -40 VIC Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 1.53.86.118.13 61 LOST Footscray 5.410.713.1017.22 124 -63 WES Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 0.05.35.48.5 53 LOST South Melbourne 6.1210.1415.2116.23 119 -66 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 2.52.85.1411.15 81 LOST Melbourne 2.77.1311.1718.21 129 -48 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1940 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
8 Adamson, Jimmy 17                             0 0.0    
19 Baker, John 6                             1 0.2    
2 Bolger, Merv 3                             0 0.0    
16 Bromley, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
17 Carter, Wally 10                             1 0.1    
20 Casey, Vin 3                             0 0.0    
6 Cordner, Jock 8                             0 0.0    
30 Coward, George 9                             1 0.1    
13 Davies, Laurie 9                             3 0.3    
5 Dyer, Sid 13                             24 1.8    
9 Findlay, Bill 18                             32 1.8    
11 Green, Harry 9                             6 0.7    
10 Harrison, Jack 11                             12 1.1    
28 Hasell, Neil 2                             0 0.0    
24 Hogan, Vin 1                             0 0.0    
16 Jones, Herb 13                             1 0.1    
27 Jones, Trevor 1                             1 1.0    
22 Kemp, Don 12                             3 0.3    
18 Kennedy, George 15                             9 0.6    
Kenny, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
20 Lyons, Roy 4                             0 0.0    
14 McCorkell, Jock 15                             0 0.0    
15 McFarlane, Mick 7                             4 0.6    
23 Montgomery, Bill 6                             0 0.0    
26 Murray, Sel 14                             58 4.1    
28 O'Brien, Dally 14                             1 0.1    
29 Parks, Ossy 11                             0 0.0    
3 Roulent, Tom 10                             2 0.2    
15 Ryan, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
27 Ryan, Reg 2                             0 0.0    
12 Sitch, Roy 16                             0 0.0    
7 Skinner, Charles 12                             0 0.0    
2 Slater, Syd 6                             2 0.3    
31 Spratling, Col 8                             3 0.4    
4 Stewart, Jim 13                             10 0.8    
21 Stubbs, Frank 15                             4 0.3    
1 Thomas, Len 6                             9 1.5    
25 Tomkinson, Norm 2                             2 1.0    
24 Wells, Billy 6                             2 0.3    
25 Willis, Geoff 5                             0 0.0    
Wynd, Ray 2                             3 1.5    
Totals 342                             196 0.6    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.