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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) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1948 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1948 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 3.43.77.109.12 66 LOST Collingwood 2.35.96.1211.20 86 -20 ARD Apr 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 3.26.49.710.8 68 LOST Geelong 6.28.612.1115.17 107 -39 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 4.46.59.910.11 71 LOST South Melbourne 4.04.68.813.16 94 -23 ARD May 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 5.57.610.1411.15 81 LOST Hawthorn 1.18.149.1414.21 105 -24 GLE May 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 4.54.66.126.14 50 LOST Melbourne 3.37.67.814.11 95 -45 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 3.25.59.812.16 88 WON St. Kilda 1.44.76.109.10 64 24 ARD May 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 0.02.53.67.8 50 LOST Fitzroy 4.86.107.189.20 74 -24 BWS May 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 0.24.36.411.6 72 WON Footscray 1.21.75.88.9 57 15 ARD Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 0.21.52.64.8 32 LOST Essendon 3.34.89.1212.14 86 -54 WIN Jun 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 0.19.211.514.6 90 WON Richmond 2.35.78.119.16 70 20 ARD Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 7.38.711.914.10 94 WON Carlton 1.43.137.1610.23 83 11 PRI Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 4.36.59.910.11 71 LOST Collingwood 4.111.514.719.13 127 -56 VIC Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 2.17.89.810.8 68 LOST Geelong 5.75.89.1410.15 75 -7 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 3.77.911.1215.14 104 WON South Melbourne 2.38.714.1114.18 102 2 LAK Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 2.12.57.1011.18 84 WON Hawthorn 2.75.77.98.9 57 27 ARD Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 0.00.41.55.12 42 LOST Melbourne 2.103.109.1310.14 74 -32 ARD Aug 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 0.33.85.147.19 61 WON St. Kilda 3.45.68.88.10 58 3 JUN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 3.44.67.98.12 60 WON Fitzroy 3.54.74.96.10 46 14 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 5.45.58.1011.10 76 LOST Footscray 1.44.137.1418.21 129 -53 WES Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1948 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
23 Allan, Ron 12                             4 0.3    
3 Carroll, Chris 5                             0 0.0    
16 Condon, Don 18                             38 2.1    
12 Crawford, Alan 12                             9 0.8    
33 Crump, Alf 3                             1 0.3    
10 Curtin, Claude 4                             7 1.8    
2 Dynon, Kevin 17                             16 0.9    
36 Eliason, Roy 2                             0 0.0    
1 Foote, Les 13                             13 1.0    
13 Francis, Leo 16                             2 0.1    
Harvey, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
27 Hedley, Jack 10                             5 0.5    
4 Jarrard, Ted 13                             0 0.0    
9 Jeeves, Frank 14                             10 0.7    
19 Johnson, Doug 16                             3 0.2    
22 Kelly, Pat 8                             2 0.3    
31 Kennedy, George 1                             0 0.0    
14 Kuhl, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
33 Larsen, Ted 14                             0 0.0    
34 Lawrence, Vic 4                             1 0.3    
15 Lyons, Jack 7                             0 0.0    
5 Maas, Allan 4                             0 0.0    
21 Maddocks, Dick 5                             3 0.6    
11 Malone, Jim 15                             0 0.0    
36 Marchesi, Gerald 4                             0 0.0    
18 McCorkell, Jock 19                             0 0.0    
20 McKenzie, Keith 16                             2 0.1    
29 Murray, Sel 6                             9 1.5    
28 O'Brien, Dally 17                             10 0.6    
10 Radloff, Stan 7                             1 0.1    
24 Reeves, John 19                             7 0.4    
24 Reeves, Les 16                             0 0.0    
35 Ryan, Reg 11                             0 0.0    
7 Spencer, Jock 15                             32 2.1    
30 Stibbard Snr, Neville 5                             1 0.2    
32 Thornton, Col 10                             3 0.3    
5 Upton, Lionel 5                             1 0.2    
8 Walsh, Terry 10                             3 0.3    
17 Yea, Gordon 2                             2 1.0    
Totals 380                             185 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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