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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) 1925–2023

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

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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1944 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1944 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 1.37.78.79.11 65 LOST Collingwood 6.46.811.1214.17 101 -36 ARD May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 5.49.614.915.9 99 LOST Richmond 2.25.613.918.11 119 -20 PUN May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 3.26.88.1111.16 82 LOST Fitzroy 6.18.215.716.11 107 -25 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 3.19.510.715.14 104 WON Footscray 3.34.57.139.16 70 34 ARD May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 1.25.46.610.13 73 WON South Melbourne 2.74.710.1210.12 72 1 JUN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 1.410.1119.1321.16 142 WON Hawthorn 7.38.510.717.11 113 29 ARD Jun 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 3.56.128.1715.20 110 WON Melbourne 2.44.58.912.10 82 28 ARD Jun 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 1.63.77.118.12 60 LOST Essendon 3.58.813.1521.18 144 -84 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 1.84.99.1111.15 81 WON Carlton 2.14.25.67.10 52 29 ARD Jul 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 8.611.1115.1421.14 140 WON Geelong 4.18.211.213.9 87 53 KAR Jul 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 2.93.139.1611.20 86 WON St. Kilda 3.26.66.77.11 53 33 ARD Jul 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 2.22.66.810.10 70 LOST Collingwood 2.35.59.713.11 89 -19 VIC Jul 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 1.15.77.811.21 87 WON Richmond 5.26.213.214.2 86 1 ARD Jul 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 4.27.57.711.12 78 LOST Fitzroy 4.39.313.1015.11 101 -23 ARD Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 0.07.38.511.8 74 LOST Footscray 5.37.310.512.6 78 -4 WES Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 2.54.85.116.12 48 LOST South Melbourne 5.35.69.813.16 94 -46 ARD Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 2.26.119.1515.19 109 WON Hawthorn 8.38.311.1012.12 84 25 GLE Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 5.210.512.916.15 111 WON St. Kilda 4.56.58.812.10 82 29 JUN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1944 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Abikhair, Dick 12                             0 0.0    
8 Allister, Jack 16                             9 0.6    
Anderson, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
2 Arthur, Harold 2                             2 1.0    
14 Attenborough, Stan 4                             0 0.0    
31 Bennett, Jack 7                             0 0.0    
6 Bogie, Cam 4                             1 0.3    
15 Clay, Alf 11                             3 0.3    
16 Condon, Don 13                             2 0.2    
12 Crawford, Alan 16                             10 0.6    
22 Crosbie, Les 16                             0 0.0    
36 Cross, Vince 2                             0 0.0    
4 Crump, Alf 17                             17 1.0    
26 Daly, Harold 2                             0 0.0    
9 Deller, Roy 5                             0 0.0    
11 Dobson, Lance 9                             4 0.4    
6 Dunstone, Phil 5                             6 1.2    
5 Dyer, Sid 16                             43 2.7    
15 Dynon, Kevin 2                             1 0.5    
21 Fairweather, Fred 15                             5 0.3    
9 Findlay, Bill 18                             55 3.1    
19 Foote, Les 1                             0 0.0    
7 Garlick Jnr, George 6                             0 0.0    
26 Haggis, Eric 4                             0 0.0    
10 Harrison, Jack 18                             1 0.1    
27 Hunter, Jack 5                             12 2.4    
Jarrard, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
14 Jones, Herb 1                             0 0.0    
20 McKenzie, Keith 13                             0 0.0    
30 Moran, Jack 10                             1 0.1    
26 Morcom, Eddie 2                             0 0.0    
27 Murray, Sel 7                             25 3.6    
28 O'Brien, Dally 17                             8 0.5    
19 Patterson, Jim 10                             12 1.2    
3 Roulent, Tom 17                             6 0.4    
23 Slater, Syd 2                             1 0.5    
29 Smith, Ron 10                             0 0.0    
Smith, Clive 2                             0 0.0    
32 Thomas, Ted 8                             0 0.0    
24 Turner, Ted 1                             1 1.0    
13 Watkins, Ken 5                             0 0.0    
37 Wells, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
2 Willis, Geoff 2                             1 0.5    
36 Wilson, Allan 1                             0 0.0    
24 Wood, Herbie 5                             1 0.2    
Totals 342                             227 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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