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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
Aylett, Allen; 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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 4.58.814.1218.16 124 WON Carlton 3.37.810.1214.14 98 26 ARD Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 1.27.611.612.8 80 LOST St. Kilda 7.47.913.1116.12 108 -28 MOO Apr 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 5.56.613.714.10 94 LOST Fitzroy 3.39.912.1817.26 128 -34 JUN Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 3.18.98.1214.15 99 WON Footscray 3.56.712.1113.14 92 7 ARD Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 2.46.68.710.11 71 LOST Collingwood 6.310.712.1016.15 111 -40 VIC May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 4.16.611.812.12 84 LOST Richmond 4.39.616.1022.14 146 -62 ARD May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 5.410.1012.1215.14 104 LOST Melbourne 5.210.514.1222.17 149 -45 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.22.52.67.10 52 LOST Hawthorn 5.610.820.1222.15 147 -95 VFL May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 3.56.189.1916.28 124 WON Geelong 7.77.711.1216.13 109 15 ARD May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 2.35.57.98.15 63 LOST Essendon 3.34.109.1313.18 96 -33 WIN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 3.37.79.1112.17 89 LOST South Melbourne 5.48.1012.1613.20 98 -9 ARD Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 2.12.13.43.5 23 LOST Carlton 3.57.108.1216.18 114 -91 PRI Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 5.66.66.146.16 52 LOST St. Kilda 1.411.911.1016.15 111 -59 ARD Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 5.49.513.1013.11 89 WON Fitzroy 4.16.78.1011.16 82 7 ARD Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 2.13.37.311.5 71 LOST Footscray 6.611.1218.1822.31 163 -92 VFL Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 2.53.54.86.9 45 LOST Collingwood 1.23.88.108.12 60 -15 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 3.25.37.612.7 79 LOST Richmond 3.311.718.1125.19 169 -90 VFL Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 2.73.87.138.14 62 DRAW Melbourne 1.44.54.59.8 62 0 ARD Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.45.57.79.8 62 LOST Hawthorn 4.512.618.923.16 154 -92 GLE Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 3.36.49.511.10 76 LOST Geelong 5.112.216.624.7 151 -75 KAR Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 6.410.712.815.13 103 WON Essendon 2.33.56.1110.12 72 31 ARD Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 1.12.32.58.11 59 LOST South Melbourne 5.75.817.1219.17 131 -72 LAK Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Baker, Phil 9 79 8.8 16 1.8 95 10.6 43 4.8 6 0.7     9 27 10 1.1 7 67
28 Beale, Ross 3 9 3.0 2 0.7 11 3.7 1 0.3 1 0.3     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
13 Bloomfield, Alan 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Bryant, Geoff 8 75 9.4 27 3.4 102 12.8 11 1.4 1 0.1     16 15 2 0.3 4 16
46 Cowton, Gary 4 26 6.5 12 3.0 38 9.5 3 0.8 1 0.3     6 7 0 0.0 0 0
23 Dench, David 22 239 10.9 50 2.3 289 13.1 62 2.8 1 0.0     61 49 3 0.1 1 19
52 Doolan, Vin 15 197 13.1 83 5.5 280 18.7 44 2.9 2 0.1     40 29 4 0.3 11 35
11 Dowdle, Mick 8 90 11.3 20 2.5 110 13.8 16 2.0 0 0.0     13 13 4 0.5 14 38
43 Duthie, John 4 20 5.0 14 3.5 34 8.5 6 1.5 26 6.5     9 9 3 0.8 3 21
20 Elliott, Rod 5 53 10.6 25 5.0 78 15.6 6 1.2 0 0.0     12 8 1 0.2 2 8
7 Farrant, Garry 10 119 11.9 41 4.1 160 16.0 34 3.4 4 0.4     20 28 6 0.6 9 45
16 Farrant, Doug 14 162 11.6 48 3.4 210 15.0 75 5.4 12 0.9     22 32 9 0.6 5 59
18 Feltham, Paul 20 276 13.8 113 5.7 389 19.5 52 2.6 4 0.2     43 61 13 0.7 19 97
10 Goodingham, Barry 22 233 10.6 135 6.1 368 16.7 137 6.2 307 14.0     60 80 6 0.3 3 39
27 Greig MBE, Keith 19 275 14.5 71 3.7 346 18.2 58 3.1 6 0.3     49 26 11 0.6 7 73
42 Groenewegen, Leo 5 28 5.6 13 2.6 41 8.2 12 2.4 1 0.2     7 2 2 0.4 9 21
38 Gumbleton, Frank 5 27 5.4 11 2.2 38 7.6 6 1.2 1 0.2     7 4 4 0.8 3 27
31 Hall, Brian 4 19 4.8 7 1.8 26 6.5 3 0.8 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 1 1
3 Haywood, Kerry 20 220 11.0 35 1.8 255 12.8 77 3.9 69 3.5     51 41 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 8 74 9.3 22 2.8 96 12.0 14 1.8 1 0.1     9 14 4 0.5 4 28
14 Hodgetts, Athol 8 42 5.3 19 2.4 61 7.6 24 3.0 0 0.0     12 12 15 1.9 7 97
1 Hopgood, Jeff 2 8 4.0 2 1.0 10 5.0 4 2.0 3 1.5     2 4 1 0.5 1 7
33 Joseph, Glenn 17 149 8.8 77 4.5 226 13.3 49 2.9 1 0.1     29 46 2 0.1 0 12
4 Kekovich, Sam 15 202 13.5 79 5.3 281 18.7 83 5.5 15 1.0     33 42 35 2.3 28 238
53 Lasslett, Ian 2 9 4.5 1 0.5 10 5.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
1 McCarthy, Bernie 6 58 9.7 31 5.2 89 14.8 25 4.2 1 0.2     10 8 0 0.0 0 0
49 Mitchell, Stan 5 57 11.4 11 2.2 68 13.6 13 2.6 1 0.2     8 8 2 0.4 1 13
12 Montgomery, Ken 20 258 12.9 83 4.2 341 17.1 62 3.1 2 0.1     42 33 0 0.0 1 1
32 Mulvihill, Brian 15 149 9.9 76 5.1 225 15.0 96 6.4 2 0.1     29 22 16 1.1 18 114
48 Nunn, Bill 5 55 11.0 12 2.4 67 13.4 6 1.2 0 0.0     19 11 0 0.0 1 1
17 Pagan, Denis 16 278 17.4 20 1.3 298 18.6 65 4.1 1 0.1     52 16 0 0.0 0 0
21 Perry, John 20 363 18.2 77 3.9 440 22.0 106 5.3 2 0.1     55 40 14 0.7 9 93
8 Peterson, Robert 13 258 19.8 57 4.4 315 24.2 47 3.6 0 0.0     40 38 26 2.0 21 177
9 Pretty, David 12 137 11.4 31 2.6 168 14.0 26 2.2 0 0.0     40 15 0 0.0 2 2
24 Redenbach, Michael 7 67 9.6 13 1.9 80 11.4 13 1.9 0 0.0     19 13 9 1.3 6 60
19 Ryan, Phil 17 132 7.8 76 4.5 208 12.2 73 4.3 68 4.0     19 16 7 0.4 3 45
5 Scholes, John 7 48 6.9 25 3.6 73 10.4 11 1.6 0 0.0     11 12 3 0.4 4 22
26 Smith, Rob 17 167 9.8 46 2.7 213 12.5 93 5.5 1 0.1     24 21 16 0.9 18 114
2 Taylor, Ray 21 244 11.6 129 6.1 373 17.8 54 2.6 7 0.3     54 32 7 0.3 8 50
25 Wood, Maurie 8 93 11.6 29 3.6 122 15.3 17 2.1 0 0.0     20 20 5 0.6 4 34
Totals 440 4995 11.4 1639 3.7 6634 15.1 1533 3.5 547 1.2     959 862 240 0.5 234 1674
 

Footnotes

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