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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; North Melbourne U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2024

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
Joseph, Ron

President
Adams, Jack; Trainor, Tony

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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1965 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1965 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 0.61.123.124.12 36 LOST South Melbourne 1.43.74.76.10 46 -10 COB Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 2.35.67.810.12 72 LOST Melbourne 1.74.118.1211.14 80 -8 MCG Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 1.34.86.117.13 55 LOST Geelong 3.37.610.714.14 98 -43 COB May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 2.43.65.86.8 44 LOST Carlton 2.110.315.316.11 107 -63 PRI May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 8.312.715.916.13 109 WON Fitzroy 2.47.47.612.9 81 28 BWS May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 0.06.66.78.10 58 LOST St. Kilda 5.55.512.1114.12 96 -38 COB May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 3.33.36.76.12 48 LOST Richmond 5.511.1014.1321.16 142 -94 MCG May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.23.67.911.15 81 LOST Essendon 3.36.610.813.10 88 -7 COB Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 4.58.810.1114.13 97 WON Hawthorn 3.24.610.814.10 94 3 GLE Jun 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 3.27.410.612.11 83 LOST Collingwood 2.56.79.1013.12 90 -7 COB Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 1.02.64.85.10 40 LOST Footscray 1.63.75.77.10 52 -12 WES Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 3.54.105.146.17 53 LOST South Melbourne 3.36.77.88.8 56 -3 LAK Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 3.34.89.1211.15 81 WON Melbourne 1.03.35.39.6 60 21 COB Jul 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 0.13.24.35.4 34 LOST Geelong 2.75.97.1210.17 77 -43 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 4.04.16.36.8 44 WON Carlton 0.15.15.15.2 32 12 COB Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 4.37.69.812.10 82 LOST Fitzroy 3.55.710.912.11 83 -1 COB Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 1.34.45.106.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 2.83.99.912.13 85 -37 MOO Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 4.25.78.911.12 78 WON Richmond 0.30.73.106.12 48 30 COB Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1965 Player Stats

Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Allan, Barry 18 143 7.9 43 2.4 186 10.3 46 2.6         11 37 4 0.2 5 29
Allison, Tom 17 183 10.8 61 3.6 244 14.4 53 3.1         24 39 13 0.8 20 98
Benton, Terry 9 78 8.7 21 2.3 99 11.0 13 1.4         9 9 1 0.1 2 8
Carr, Alan 4 28 7.0 6 1.5 34 8.5 15 3.8         1 11 1 0.3 2 8
Davies, Ray 10 105 10.5 26 2.6 131 13.1 16 1.6         14 9 0 0.0 0 0
Dean, Ken 15 191 12.7 39 2.6 230 15.3 34 2.3         21 27 2 0.1 9 21
Delanty, Mike 11 87 7.9 16 1.5 103 9.4 18 1.6         9 16 0 0.0 0 0
Dell, Rod 10 62 6.2 26 2.6 88 8.8 24 2.4         7 14 7 0.7 8 50
Dowdle, Mick 18 292 16.2 58 3.2 350 19.4 54 3.0         39 23 28 1.6 27 195
Dugdale, John 18 214 11.9 49 2.7 263 14.6 62 3.4         21 16 6 0.3 10 46
Gaudion, Michael 18 263 14.6 80 4.4 343 19.1 35 1.9         41 26 2 0.1 6 18
Gavin, Barry 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Goode, Frank 17 144 8.5 59 3.5 203 11.9 55 3.2         20 20 38 2.2 25 253
Goode, Bob 4 25 6.3 7 1.8 32 8.0 9 2.3         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
Hirst, Bob 3 22 7.3 5 1.7 27 9.0 2 0.7         2 2 1 0.3 1 7
Ibrahim, John 16 175 10.9 55 3.4 230 14.4 24 1.5         31 25 9 0.6 19 73
Johnson, Bert 16 198 12.4 57 3.6 255 15.9 21 1.3         35 37 2 0.1 3 15
Jones, Geoff 3 10 3.3 0 0.0 10 3.3 2 0.7         1 1 0 0.0 3 3
Karanicolas, Arthur 14 76 5.4 18 1.3 94 6.7 6 0.4         19 11 8 0.6 4 52
McAuliffe, Barry 17 172 10.1 32 1.9 204 12.0 36 2.1         29 27 0 0.0 0 0
McCarthy, Bernie 14 153 10.9 52 3.7 205 14.6 53 3.8         18 22 9 0.6 13 67
McCarthy, Gavan 2 5 2.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 0 0.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
McGrath, Dennis 10 69 6.9 11 1.1 80 8.0 19 1.9         13 8 5 0.5 1 31
O'Brien, Daryl 18 180 10.0 39 2.2 219 12.2 35 1.9         24 32 0 0.0 1 1
Pascoe, Bob 11 110 10.0 36 3.3 146 13.3 48 4.4         16 25 4 0.4 4 28
Perry, Adrian 6 32 5.3 10 1.7 42 7.0 7 1.2         7 6 0 0.0 0 0
Price, Ross 3 14 4.7 7 2.3 21 7.0 9 3.0         3 1 3 1.0 4 22
Rogers, Dave 2 2 1.0 1 0.5 3 1.5 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ryan, Graham 9 75 8.3 9 1.0 84 9.3 13 1.4         11 22 3 0.3 4 22
Snell, Ken 3 30 10.0 8 2.7 38 12.7 4 1.3         4 4 1 0.3 0 6
Teasdale, Noel 17 256 15.1 114 6.7 370 21.8 109 6.4         48 51 8 0.5 14 62
Thiessen, Tony 4 19 4.8 6 1.5 25 6.3 4 1.0         4 3 0 0.0 1 1
Waddington, John 16 237 14.8 41 2.6 278 17.4 60 3.8         27 17 0 0.0 0 0
Wood, Maurie 4 24 6.0 5 1.3 29 7.3 4 1.0         6 3 1 0.3 2 8
 

Footnotes

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