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KEY FACTS

Official name
Melbourne University Football Club

Known as
University

Nickname
Professors

Formed
1859

Disbanded
1915

Colours
Black and blue

Emblem
Students

Associated clubs
University Blacks; University Blues; University (Original)

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1885–1888; Australian Football League (AFL) 1908–1914; Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1905–1915

Senior Premierships
MJFA 1906-7 (2 total)

Most Games
101 - Bert Hurrey (1908-1913)

Most Goals
111 - Roy Park (1912-1914)

League Top Goalkickers
VFL: Roy Park (53) 1913

Postal Address
N/A

Website
N/A

University



"The side continued to prove highly competitive in 1909 (W7-L9-D2) and 1910 (W10-L8), but in 1911 the club received a kick in the teeth from which it never recovered as the VFL decided, on a 16-4 majority, to rescind its rule prohibiting payments to players. Melbourne and University were the only clubs to vote against the measure (all clubs had two delegates each). The writing was on the wall for the Students..."

John Devaney on the brief, blighted VFL career of the University club

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1908 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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University's 1908 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A University 1.21.73.93.11 29 LOST Essendon 2.36.79.914.11 95 -66 EME May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H University 5.211.212.914.10 94 WON Richmond 2.16.28.312.4 76 18 EME May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H University 0.25.65.77.12 54 LOST Collingwood 4.76.87.148.14 62 -8 EME May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A University 2.33.38.58.6 54 WON St. Kilda 1.53.93.95.10 40 14 JUN May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A University 2.43.76.89.11 65 LOST South Melbourne 4.19.112.212.4 76 -11 LAK May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H University 0.33.59.712.7 79 WON Melbourne 0.10.30.41.13 19 60 EME Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H University 2.35.67.69.7 61 LOST Fitzroy 5.25.411.1012.12 84 -23 EME Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A University 2.14.34.45.9 39 WON Geelong 1.32.83.104.11 35 4 COR Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H University 1.14.104.136.15 51 LOST Carlton 5.65.77.137.15 57 -6 EME Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H University 2.43.53.76.10 46 LOST Essendon 0.22.53.107.14 56 -10 EME Jun 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A University 0.84.95.128.14 62 LOST Richmond 3.09.311.511.5 71 -9 PUN Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A University 0.01.02.22.2 14 LOST Collingwood 1.52.62.73.13 31 -17 VIC Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H University 1.13.83.117.14 56 WON St. Kilda 2.84.95.135.13 43 13 EME Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H University 0.27.49.511.7 73 WON South Melbourne 2.33.64.910.11 71 2 EME Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A University 3.45.56.58.10 58 WON Melbourne 0.13.56.97.12 54 4 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A University 4.310.711.711.7 73 LOST Fitzroy 3.36.58.1013.16 94 -21 BWS Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H University 2.56.1110.1513.18 96 WON Geelong 4.04.15.46.8 44 52 EME Aug 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A University 0.02.23.34.4 28 LOST Carlton 2.24.56.610.7 67 -39 PRI Sep 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1908 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Barker, Gilbert 6                             2 0.3    
Bowden, Henry 8                             5 0.6    
Boynton, Frank 7                             6 0.9    
Browning, Denby 16                             11 0.7    
22 Cordner Snr, Ted 16                             0 0.0    
Cordner, Harry 11                             4 0.4    
Crawford, Frank 18                             0 0.0    
Elliott, George 13                             0 0.0    
Fleming, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
Fogarty, Joe 5                             1 0.2    
Fogarty, Chris 18                             7 0.4    
Fogarty Snr, Tom 16                             5 0.3    
Gall, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Mark 10                             2 0.2    
Gray, Jack 13                             0 0.0    
Hartkopf, Bert 7                             11 1.6    
Hurrey, Bert 11                             10 0.9    
Jones, Jack 10                             0 0.0    
Kendall, Ken 1                             0 0.0    
Kirby, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
Kneen, Edgar 18                             20 1.1    
Laing, John 2                             0 0.0    
Marshall, Willie 11                             0 0.0    
Ogilvie, Alick 18                             13 0.7    
Piper, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Ratz, Martin 17                             25 1.5    
Richards, Norm 17                             0 0.0    
Seward, Leo 'Sommy' 15                             15 1.0    
Sleeman, Lance 8                             1 0.1    
Tymms, Athol 18                             4 0.2    
West, Jack 2                             1 0.5    
Williams, Mal 7                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             143 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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