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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

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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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 3.35.46.57.6 48 LOST St. Kilda 1.55.1011.1314.16 100 -52 MOO Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 1.23.75.98.11 59 LOST South Melbourne 2.44.47.68.12 60 -1 ARD Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 4.07.313.518.13 121 WON Melbourne 1.42.106.148.16 64 57 ARD Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 1.24.88.1113.15 93 LOST Carlton 5.28.611.1416.16 112 -19 PRI Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 4.17.37.47.7 49 LOST Fitzroy 1.61.103.185.24 54 -5 JUN May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 1.13.34.310.6 66 LOST Collingwood 4.46.912.2517.30 132 -66 ARD May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 1.24.75.179.22 76 WON Essendon 2.43.58.108.12 60 16 VFL May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.42.54.99.13 67 LOST Footscray 5.47.813.1013.18 96 -29 ARD May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 4.27.610.615.7 97 WON Richmond 5.88.118.1310.17 77 20 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 2.14.37.59.8 62 LOST Hawthorn 1.03.48.611.9 75 -13 VFL Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 5.25.26.79.10 64 LOST Geelong 1.55.108.1511.17 83 -19 KAR Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 0.32.64.75.10 40 LOST St. Kilda 1.47.411.511.5 71 -31 ARD Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 5.28.212.1014.12 96 LOST South Melbourne 2.110.311.516.9 105 -9 LAK Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 4.27.58.811.11 77 LOST Melbourne 3.54.119.1711.19 85 -8 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 1.21.44.74.7 31 LOST Carlton 2.56.117.1513.21 99 -68 VFL Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 4.97.1012.1613.17 95 LOST Fitzroy 2.38.810.818.14 122 -27 ARD Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 2.24.57.68.8 56 LOST Collingwood 1.46.108.1514.21 105 -49 VIC Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 5.56.69.1113.13 91 LOST Essendon 2.510.1213.1416.22 118 -27 ARD Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.84.911.1411.15 81 LOST Footscray 0.24.137.1310.23 83 -2 WES Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 2.04.35.37.6 48 LOST Richmond 5.08.313.716.10 106 -58 ARD Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 3.55.116.159.20 74 LOST Hawthorn 4.510.1012.1321.14 140 -66 GLE Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 2.24.710.1012.11 83 WON Geelong 2.13.24.36.6 42 41 ARD Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1970 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 4 32 8.0 6 1.5 38 9.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     7 7 0 0.0 1 1
28 Beale, Ross 6 44 7.3 17 2.8 61 10.2 11 1.8 4 0.7     7 7 0 0.0 0 0
32 Bloomfield, Alan 11 140 12.7 28 2.5 168 15.3 36 3.3 1 0.1     21 37 7 0.6 7 49
22 Bryant, Geoff 19 325 17.1 53 2.8 378 19.9 59 3.1 0 0.0     33 20 8 0.4 12 60
9 Cable, Barry 20 361 18.1 166 8.3 527 26.4 53 2.7 2 0.1     78 46 17 0.9 18 120
14 Chisnall, Peter 11 167 15.2 25 2.3 192 17.5 25 2.3 1 0.1     23 38 0 0.0 4 4
23 Dench, David 19 216 11.4 45 2.4 261 13.7 50 2.6 4 0.2     44 34 0 0.0 1 1
44 Devitt, Brian 7 37 5.3 34 4.9 71 10.1 14 2.0 45 6.4     7 8 1 0.1 0 6
35 Dietrich, Wolfgang 5 50 10.0 15 3.0 65 13.0 12 2.4 0 0.0     14 7 0 0.0 0 0
31 Dimattina, Frank 4 16 4.0 3 0.8 19 4.8 3 0.8 0 0.0     1 7 1 0.3 0 6
11 Dowdle, Mick 15 199 13.3 20 1.3 219 14.6 61 4.1 3 0.2     31 28 3 0.2 6 24
6 Dugdale, John 2 23 11.5 6 3.0 29 14.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     3 10 0 0.0 1 1
40 Duthie, John 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
27 Dwyer, Laurie 6 85 14.2 27 4.5 112 18.7 18 3.0 0 0.0     22 11 5 0.8 2 32
20 Elliott, Rod 5 39 7.8 19 3.8 58 11.6 8 1.6 0 0.0     8 16 4 0.8 5 29
7 Farrant, Garry 19 223 11.7 56 2.9 279 14.7 62 3.3 4 0.2     32 43 32 1.7 22 214
16 Farrant, Doug 17 217 12.8 62 3.6 279 16.4 119 7.0 34 2.0     29 45 21 1.2 19 145
37 Feltham, Paul 5 35 7.0 15 3.0 50 10.0 10 2.0 0 0.0     6 12 2 0.4 2 14
29 Fincher, Noel 7 63 9.0 5 0.7 68 9.7 23 3.3 1 0.1     13 4 0 0.0 0 0
10 Goodingham, Barry 21 238 11.3 121 5.8 359 17.1 135 6.4 375 17.9     40 80 2 0.1 3 15
38 Gumbleton, Frank 13 114 8.8 33 2.5 147 11.3 41 3.2 2 0.2     20 18 8 0.6 9 57
3 Haywood, Kerry 11 84 7.6 24 2.2 108 9.8 35 3.2 47 4.3     12 23 2 0.2 2 14
42 Hopgood, Jeff 3 31 10.3 5 1.7 36 12.0 5 1.7 19 6.3     12 16 0 0.0 1 1
13 Howell, Mick 11 50 4.5 36 3.3 86 7.8 22 2.0 25 2.3     12 9 1 0.1 4 10
34 Johnston, Ray 16 176 11.0 35 2.2 211 13.2 84 5.3 66 4.1     39 22 0 0.0 1 1
47 Joseph, Glenn 1 14 14.0 5 5.0 19 19.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     4 4 0 0.0 1 1
4 Kekovich, Sam 4 25 6.3 6 1.5 31 7.8 5 1.3 6 1.5     6 11 3 0.8 12 30
1 McCarthy, Bernie 16 191 11.9 110 6.9 301 18.8 108 6.8 5 0.3     22 33 8 0.5 5 53
12 Montgomery, Ken 11 107 9.7 30 2.7 137 12.5 33 3.0 2 0.2     15 6 0 0.0 0 0
36 Neal, Brian 4 41 10.3 10 2.5 51 12.8 14 3.5 1 0.3     8 15 10 2.5 8 68
17 Pagan, Denis 17 274 16.1 20 1.2 294 17.3 63 3.7 0 0.0     54 25 0 0.0 0 0
21 Perry, John 18 327 18.2 58 3.2 385 21.4 128 7.1 1 0.1     31 29 6 0.3 9 45
8 Peterson, Robert 13 199 15.3 69 5.3 268 20.6 40 3.1 2 0.2     46 38 18 1.4 14 122
30 Pretty, David 14 161 11.5 28 2.0 189 13.5 37 2.6 0 0.0     40 25 1 0.1 2 8
24 Redenbach, Michael 10 128 12.8 19 1.9 147 14.7 36 3.6 0 0.0     28 25 9 0.9 4 58
19 Ryan, Phil 14 106 7.6 42 3.0 148 10.6 54 3.9 14 1.0     12 29 19 1.4 16 130
26 Sanders, Reg 1 6 6.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 3 1 1.0 3 9
5 Scholes, John 10 122 12.2 35 3.5 157 15.7 21 2.1 0 0.0     26 15 17 1.7 14 116
15 Steward, Peter 22 309 14.0 59 2.7 368 16.7 119 5.4 11 0.5     64 54 1 0.0 3 9
2 Taylor, Ray 11 119 10.8 48 4.4 167 15.2 38 3.5 1 0.1     25 20 2 0.2 1 13
25 Wood, Maurie 16 185 11.6 44 2.8 229 14.3 32 2.0 1 0.1     30 36 12 0.8 12 84
Totals 440 5279 12.0 1444 3.3 6723 15.3 1632 3.7 677 1.5     927 916 221 0.5 224 1550
 

Footnotes

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