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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) –; 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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1912 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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University's 1912 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A University 1.12.32.46.6 42 LOST Essendon 6.67.1012.1317.14 116 -74 EME Apr 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H University 3.33.85.88.12 60 LOST Melbourne 4.16.49.710.8 68 -8 MCG May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H University 2.44.65.79.9 63 WON Richmond 3.24.44.86.12 48 15 MCG May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H University 1.31.81.123.13 31 LOST St. Kilda 0.42.74.107.14 56 -25 MCG May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A University 1.41.44.54.8 32 LOST Fitzroy 1.13.55.88.11 59 -27 BWS May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H University 1.14.55.75.8 38 LOST South Melbourne 4.34.95.129.16 70 -32 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A University 3.24.64.94.12 36 LOST Collingwood 4.46.79.1110.13 73 -37 VIC Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A University 0.10.21.53.8 26 LOST Geelong 4.45.95.118.15 63 -37 COR Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H University 1.32.45.98.10 58 LOST Carlton 4.47.119.1310.17 77 -19 MCG Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H University 2.15.45.97.10 52 LOST Essendon 4.66.1110.1916.24 120 -68 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A University 0.32.53.65.7 37 LOST Melbourne 5.47.88.1213.14 92 -55 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A University 3.14.34.34.4 28 LOST Richmond 4.36.78.1511.19 85 -57 PUN Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A University 2.04.25.46.14 50 LOST St. Kilda 5.610.714.1115.12 102 -52 JUN Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H University 0.12.13.67.8 50 LOST Fitzroy 5.48.910.1012.14 86 -36 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A University 3.16.26.57.5 47 LOST South Melbourne 3.25.510.912.13 85 -38 LAK Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H University 0.14.34.36.7 43 LOST Collingwood 4.104.135.206.20 56 -13 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H University 1.21.25.57.8 50 LOST Geelong 3.68.118.1212.22 94 -44 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A University 2.42.57.810.9 69 LOST Carlton 0.24.68.1010.14 74 -5 PRI Aug 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1912 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Anderson, Ramsay 3                             0 0.0    
2 Brake, Jack 17                             7 0.4    
30 Corbett, Arch 4                             0 0.0    
22 Cordner Snr, Ted 2                             0 0.0    
3 Cumming, Dave 11                             17 1.5    
28 Denehy, Bill 13                             0 0.0    
4 Doig, Keith 11                             1 0.1    
9 Doubleday, Jack 8                             0 0.0    
5 Elliott, George 15                             0 0.0    
6 Gibbs, Dick 10                             2 0.2    
31 Graham, Tommy 8                             1 0.1    
7 Gray, Jack 18                             1 0.1    
8 Greenham, Dave 15                             2 0.1    
11 Hurrey, Bert 18                             1 0.1    
12 Kelly, Lester 14                             0 0.0    
16 Kneen, Edgar 2                             4 2.0    
10 Lang, Bruce 6                             1 0.2    
13 Little, Leo 18                             10 0.6    
14 Martin, Stan 13                             0 0.0    
15 McCracken, Allan 5                             3 0.6    
16 McLeod, Ken 6                             1 0.2    
27 Milne, Athol 5                             0 0.0    
17 Nicholson, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
25 Park, Roy 12                             22 1.8    
18 Primrose, Les 15                             0 0.0    
26 Robinson, John 1                             0 0.0    
19 Shelley, Joe 10                             9 0.9    
29 Stephens, Westmore 7                             0 0.0    
21 Trood, Vic 16                             4 0.3    
Tymms, Athol 1                             0 0.0    
22 Walker, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
23 West, Jack 16                             2 0.1    
24 Willis, Carl 14                             20 1.4    
1 Woods, Eric 6                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             109 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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