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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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1954 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1954 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 2.08.513.615.11 101 WON Richmond 5.69.710.1113.14 92 9 ARD Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 1.21.38.129.15 69 WON Geelong 2.25.65.98.12 60 9 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 2.15.78.1013.16 94 WON Fitzroy 1.65.88.109.10 64 30 BWS May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 2.26.88.811.10 76 WON Hawthorn 2.25.48.1210.13 73 3 ARD May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 1.31.34.45.5 35 LOST Footscray 3.25.38.411.7 73 -38 WES May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 2.65.66.128.14 62 LOST South Melbourne 3.36.610.912.13 85 -23 ARD May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 4.76.108.219.24 78 WON St. Kilda 2.36.67.1110.12 72 6 JUN May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 4.37.910.1210.15 75 LOST Essendon 3.23.89.1314.14 98 -23 WIN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 3.45.912.1013.13 91 WON Collingwood 2.33.56.710.12 72 19 ARD Jun 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 3.47.78.109.13 67 WON Carlton 1.45.68.89.10 64 3 ARD Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 5.37.69.611.6 72 LOST Melbourne 2.16.89.1115.15 105 -33 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 1.23.64.96.15 51 LOST Richmond 5.37.510.914.14 98 -47 PUN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 2.22.53.115.13 43 LOST Geelong 2.05.15.110.2 62 -19 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 3.73.77.118.19 67 WON Fitzroy 0.14.45.48.6 54 13 ARD Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 2.15.97.1110.22 82 WON Hawthorn 2.34.58.59.5 59 23 GLE Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 3.23.66.139.14 68 DRAW Footscray 2.34.86.109.14 68 0 ARD Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 3.310.312.714.11 95 WON South Melbourne 5.47.810.1011.14 80 15 LAK Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 7.410.917.1319.15 129 WON St. Kilda 4.010.111.512.10 82 47 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A North Melbourne 3.45.77.1211.14 80 LOST Melbourne 1.44.79.1116.14 110 -30 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1954 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Aylett, Allen 19 19 19.0         4 4.0         0 2 33 1.7 0 198
20 Brady, John 18 19 19.0         12 12.0         2 1 12 0.7 3 75
28 Brooker, Bob 16 14 14.0         7 7.0         2 7 5 0.3 2 32
12 Doolan, Neil 15 17 17.0         2 2.0         1 1 7 0.5 0 42
2 Dynon, Kevin 10 13 13.0         2 2.0         1 3 4 0.4 3 27
14 Eastmure, Gerald 12 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 8 0.7 0 48
30 Easton, Kevin 3                             3 1.0    
35 Edwards, Jack 15 7 7.0         1 1.0         0 1 0 0.0 0 0
4 English, Garry 1                             0 0.0    
15 Files, Roy 6                             7 1.2    
1 Grambeau, Mick 17 13 13.0         6 6.0         2 7 21 1.2 1 127
13 Grant, Reg 6                             0 0.0    
11 Hamilton, Peter 13                             0 0.0    
27 Icke, Laurie 13 6 6.0         3 3.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
9 Jeeves, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
10 Johnson, Brian 7 4 4.0         0 0.0         0 0 3 0.4 0 18
26 Johnson, Percy 9 9 9.0         2 2.0         2 1 1 0.1 0 6
18 Jones, Ian 5                             0 0.0    
22 Kelly, Pat 16 14 14.0         2 2.0         5 1 0 0.0 0 0
33 Larsen, Ted 17 12 12.0         4 4.0         0 2 0 0.0 0 0
19 Lawrence, Vic 19 12 12.0         7 7.0         1 0 3 0.2 0 18
25 Lineen, Jock 16 2 2.0         1 1.0         0 1 1 0.1 0 6
32 Mantello, Albert 4                             0 0.0    
3 Marchesi, Gerald 12 25 25.0         8 8.0         1 2 8 0.7 1 49
31 Martyn, Bryan 7                             3 0.4    
16 McLean, Tom 4                             0 0.0    
21 McMahon, Kevin 19 18 18.0         2 2.0         2 1 1 0.1 1 7
23 Mogg, Les 17 10 10.0         2 2.0         3 1 10 0.6 0 60
5 O'Halloran, Jack 8                             1 0.1    
29 Parkes, Eric 11                             0 0.0    
6 Reeves, John 5                             0 0.0    
9 Russell, James 2                             0 0.0    
8 Smith, Kevin 5                             2 0.4    
7 Spencer, Jock 14 7 7.0         5 5.0         0 0 38 2.7 3 231
24 Templar, Len 17 23 23.0         4 4.0         4 0 24 1.4 0 144
36 Walker, Graham 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             195 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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