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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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1909 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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University's 1909 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A University 0.02.44.96.11 47 WON Carlton 0.60.101.123.14 32 15 PRI May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H University 0.12.15.45.7 37 LOST Richmond 2.33.35.46.6 42 -5 EME May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A University 1.31.32.62.9 21 LOST St. Kilda 1.05.75.105.12 42 -21 JUN May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A University 2.75.97.139.14 68 WON Essendon 2.14.46.88.11 59 9 EME May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H University 1.43.67.79.9 63 WON Geelong 0.12.62.73.10 28 35 EME May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H University 3.24.45.56.10 46 LOST Melbourne 2.44.67.109.11 65 -19 EME Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A University 0.31.33.44.5 29 LOST Collingwood 1.72.115.148.17 65 -36 VIC Jun 7 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A University 0.31.32.52.6 18 LOST South Melbourne 2.54.76.1511.15 81 -63 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H University 3.46.117.168.20 68 WON Fitzroy 0.43.63.73.10 28 40 EME Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H University 2.44.67.77.7 49 LOST Carlton 3.23.46.710.9 69 -20 EME Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A University 3.56.68.1311.15 81 WON Richmond 1.36.56.67.8 50 31 PUN Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H University 2.34.115.1311.14 80 WON St. Kilda 1.01.03.04.2 26 54 EME Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H University 0.03.93.114.19 43 LOST Essendon 7.39.510.811.9 75 -32 EME Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A University 2.24.58.1012.15 87 WON Geelong 3.04.56.86.11 47 40 COR Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A University 1.61.92.122.15 27 LOST Melbourne 1.03.13.34.4 28 -1 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H University 2.42.73.85.9 39 DRAW Collingwood 0.13.54.75.9 39 0 EME Aug 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H University 2.03.54.65.9 39 LOST South Melbourne 1.35.56.89.11 65 -26 EME Aug 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A University 3.63.77.108.12 60 DRAW Fitzroy 3.04.46.59.6 60 0 BWS Sep 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1909 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Balfe, Rupert 1                             0 0.0    
Boyd, Hugh 1                             2 2.0    
Boynton, Frank 6                             6 1.0    
Brake, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
Browning, Denby 18                             13 0.7    
22 Cordner Snr, Ted 18                             6 0.3    
Cordner, Harry 18                             3 0.2    
Crawford, Frank 13                             0 0.0    
Dossetor, Frank 3                             0 0.0    
Elliott, George 13                             3 0.2    
Fogarty Snr, Tom 3                             0 0.0    
Fogarty, Chris 6                             3 0.5    
Fraser, Simon 2                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Mark 11                             0 0.0    
Good, Norman 4                             0 0.0    
Grant, Alex 1                             0 0.0    
Gray, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
Greenham, Dave 9                             1 0.1    
Hartkopf, Bert 9                             19 2.1    
Hurrey, Bert 18                             10 0.6    
Jones, Jack 17                             1 0.1    
Kerr, Frank 17                             2 0.1    
Kneen, Edgar 5                             4 0.8    
Larking, Ronnie 1                             0 0.0    
Martin, Stan 2                             0 0.0    
Matthews, Rupe 10                             5 0.5    
O'Brien, Tom 1                             2 2.0    
Ogilvie, Alick 9                             7 0.8    
Piper, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Ratz, Martin 11                             11 1.0    
Richards, Norm 15                             5 0.3    
Robertson, Alex 10                             0 0.0    
Tymms, Athol 18                             11 0.6    
West, Jack 10                             0 0.0    
Wilson, Arthur 17                             0 0.0    
Yeo, Norm 2                             2 1.0    
Totals 324                             116 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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