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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) 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

CEO
Joseph, Ron

President
Trainor, Tony

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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1968 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1968 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 3.27.412.1013.10 88 WON Footscray 2.24.87.109.18 72 16 WES Apr 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 1.13.36.69.9 63 LOST Essendon 1.55.119.1610.22 82 -19 ARD Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 5.99.1314.1415.17 107 WON Fitzroy 2.26.39.414.7 91 16 ARD Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 2.08.310.412.4 76 LOST Melbourne 2.35.48.612.10 82 -6 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 1.14.84.106.13 49 LOST St. Kilda 4.25.38.59.7 61 -12 ARD May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 1.02.14.44.7 31 LOST Richmond 3.37.1111.1614.17 101 -70 MCG May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 0.33.114.137.15 57 LOST South Melbourne 4.45.77.128.13 61 -4 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.13.44.89.11 65 LOST Geelong 4.37.511.713.11 89 -24 ARD Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 4.64.97.1410.15 75 LOST Carlton 5.59.814.1120.11 131 -56 PRI Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 0.23.76.78.14 62 LOST Hawthorn 1.93.108.1515.16 106 -44 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 1.03.23.44.8 32 LOST Collingwood 4.57.69.1413.16 94 -62 VIC Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 1.23.55.68.9 57 LOST Footscray 2.83.146.169.18 72 -15 ARD Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 2.03.44.79.9 63 LOST Essendon 3.74.1010.1716.19 115 -52 WIN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 3.15.56.109.14 68 LOST Fitzroy 5.68.812.1213.17 95 -27 PRI Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 2.62.65.85.8 38 LOST Melbourne 0.02.35.36.4 40 -2 ARD Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 0.03.34.36.3 39 LOST St. Kilda 4.54.87.118.13 61 -22 MOO Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 2.53.55.77.9 51 LOST Richmond 0.23.85.1211.19 85 -34 ARD Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 2.05.78.1111.13 79 WON South Melbourne 4.56.67.119.14 68 11 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 4.46.611.913.9 87 LOST Geelong 2.38.410.714.13 97 -10 KAR Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 1.33.67.811.13 79 LOST Carlton 4.47.613.815.10 100 -21 ARD Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1968 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Allison, Tom 19 260 13.7 27 1.4 287 15.1 65 3.4 0 0.0     25 18 4 0.2 1 25
21 Backhouse, Brian 6 68 11.3 14 2.3 82 13.7 12 2.0 0 0.0     7 13 2 0.3 2 14
23 Benton, Terry 15 162 10.8 33 2.2 195 13.0 35 2.3 0 0.0     23 21 1 0.1 0 6
17 Cameron, Les 1 6 6.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chisnall, Peter 2 28 14.0 4 2.0 32 16.0 6 3.0 1 0.5     3 4 0 0.0 1 1
21 Davies, Ray 2 4 2.0 3 1.5 7 3.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 0.5 0 6
32 Dell, Rod 3 15 5.0 3 1.0 18 6.0 8 2.7 39 13.0     1 5 1 0.3 1 7
11 Dowdle, Mick 10 199 19.9 12 1.2 211 21.1 36 3.6 0 0.0     30 14 5 0.5 9 39
6 Dugdale, John 20 323 16.2 18 0.9 341 17.1 98 4.9 0 0.0     38 25 2 0.1 7 19
27 Dwyer, Laurie 19 323 17.0 42 2.2 365 19.2 42 2.2 0 0.0     39 29 5 0.3 7 37
14 Evans, Mick 6 86 14.3 19 3.2 105 17.5 15 2.5 1 0.2     11 5 9 1.5 7 61
16 Farrant, Doug 16 116 7.3 27 1.7 143 8.9 73 4.6 1 0.1     11 17 35 2.2 15 225
7 Farrant, Garry 20 270 13.5 36 1.8 306 15.3 69 3.5 14 0.7     32 21 18 0.9 17 125
9 Gargan, Michael 3 32 10.7 7 2.3 39 13.0 6 2.0 0 0.0     9 5 2 0.7 2 14
10 Goodingham, Barry 12 105 8.8 15 1.3 120 10.0 32 2.7 228 19.0     13 29 3 0.3 2 20
40 Haywood, Kerry 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 2 2.0     0 4 0 0.0 2 2
28 Heal, Graham 5 50 10.0 6 1.2 56 11.2 13 2.6 0 0.0     2 11 0 0.0 1 1
50 Hopgood, Jeff 6 65 10.8 7 1.2 72 12.0 19 3.2 14 2.3     10 21 0 0.0 3 3
33 Howell, Mick 17 105 6.2 38 2.2 143 8.4 37 2.2 174 10.2     19 19 3 0.2 1 19
31 Hughes, Rod 3 25 8.3 6 2.0 31 10.3 2 0.7 0 0.0     4 6 0 0.0 0 0
3 Ibrahim, John 4 32 8.0 16 4.0 48 12.0 13 3.3 0 0.0     5 5 0 0.0 1 1
22 Johnson, Bert 3 36 12.0 7 2.3 43 14.3 4 1.3 0 0.0     5 1 1 0.3 0 6
34 Johnston, Ray 20 235 11.8 37 1.9 272 13.6 121 6.1 101 5.1     37 25 11 0.6 4 70
20 Karanicolas, Arthur 12 163 13.6 36 3.0 199 16.6 17 1.4 0 0.0     26 16 12 1.0 9 81
4 Kekovich, Sam 13 227 17.5 22 1.7 249 19.2 55 4.2 11 0.8     31 27 11 0.8 18 84
39 Leslie, Barry 4 27 6.8 1 0.3 28 7.0 11 2.8 3 0.8     2 3 1 0.3 1 7
1 McCarthy, Bernie 18 244 13.6 65 3.6 309 17.2 142 7.9 23 1.3     11 34 7 0.4 17 59
8 McGrath, Dennis 5 28 5.6 13 2.6 41 8.2 10 2.0 30 6.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
30 McKernan, Noel 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
41 Montgomery, Ken 3 41 13.7 6 2.0 47 15.7 12 4.0 0 0.0     4 3 0 0.0 1 1
12 O'Brien, Daryl 20 275 13.8 60 3.0 335 16.8 55 2.8 6 0.3     27 31 1 0.1 10 16
26 Pagan, Denis 16 243 15.2 8 0.5 251 15.7 53 3.3 0 0.0     29 21 3 0.2 4 22
29 Peterson, Len 4 28 7.0 0 0.0 28 7.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     1 5 0 0.0 0 0
30 Peterson, Robert 7 83 11.9 22 3.1 105 15.0 14 2.0 0 0.0     20 7 5 0.7 8 38
19 Quade, Mike 7 56 8.0 5 0.7 61 8.7 18 2.6 89 12.7     11 15 1 0.1 5 11
24 Redenbach, Michael 9 69 7.7 12 1.3 81 9.0 21 2.3 0 0.0     17 13 5 0.6 7 37
5 Scholes, John 4 24 6.0 5 1.3 29 7.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     2 2 3 0.8 2 20
15 Steward, Peter 18 278 15.4 33 1.8 311 17.3 118 6.6 2 0.1     16 19 1 0.1 2 8
38 Sykes, Kevin 3 24 8.0 7 2.3 31 10.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     5 7 0 0.0 0 0
2 Taylor, Ray 14 114 8.1 30 2.1 144 10.3 37 2.6 0 0.0     20 10 1 0.1 4 10
35 Thompson, Ian 11 91 8.3 10 0.9 101 9.2 40 3.6 0 0.0     13 21 12 1.1 10 82
25 Wood, Maurie 18 203 11.3 36 2.0 239 13.3 44 2.4 2 0.1     15 17 10 0.6 6 66
Totals 400 4772 11.9 752 1.9 5524 13.8 1370 3.4 741 1.9     576 553 176 0.4 189 1245
 

Footnotes

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