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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

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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 6.311.518.723.11 149 WON Footscray 2.49.710.1111.14 80 69 WES Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 5.211.519.1025.16 166 WON Richmond 3.36.69.614.9 93 73 ARD Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 4.46.712.1216.15 111 WON Hawthorn 2.39.811.912.14 86 25 VFL Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 5.78.813.1717.17 119 WON St. Kilda 4.68.1110.1314.16 100 19 MOO Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 3.311.414.519.10 124 WON Collingwood 7.411.714.1117.13 115 9 ARD Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 0.06.912.1116.14 110 WON Geelong 4.75.98.1212.16 88 22 KAR May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 3.18.611.814.14 98 WON Fitzroy 4.36.411.814.11 95 3 ARD May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 3.45.813.1220.17 137 WON Melbourne 1.25.87.98.13 61 76 MCG May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 3.53.56.88.11 59 LOST Carlton 6.29.511.618.9 117 -58 PRI May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 7.48.513.613.7 85 WON Essendon 2.15.67.712.10 82 3 ARD Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 4.46.89.1117.15 117 WON South Melbourne 4.19.111.415.7 97 20 VFL Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 3.15.86.118.12 60 LOST Footscray 5.47.410.913.12 90 -30 ARD Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 3.76.1012.1117.15 117 LOST Richmond 3.310.1017.1221.16 142 -25 MCG Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 1.26.510.619.7 121 LOST St. Kilda 4.76.815.1318.16 124 -3 ARD Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 1.33.65.127.13 55 LOST Hawthorn 3.64.76.910.14 74 -19 PRI Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 2.37.512.715.11 101 WON Collingwood 3.33.104.137.17 59 42 VIC Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 4.78.817.1218.14 122 WON Geelong 2.26.98.1010.16 76 46 ARD Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 1.09.416.619.10 124 WON Fitzroy 5.67.810.1311.16 82 42 JUN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H North Melbourne 8.615.820.1326.18 174 WON Melbourne 2.37.57.88.13 61 113 ARD Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 1.33.67.129.16 70 LOST Carlton 4.411.1013.1419.17 131 -61 ARD Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 4.69.711.911.11 77 WON Essendon 1.11.42.57.9 51 26 VFL Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 2.77.1110.1216.15 111 WON South Melbourne 3.74.109.1212.15 87 24 ARD Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2SF A North Melbourne 0.34.47.1110.13 73 LOST Hawthorn 3.77.1110.1312.15 87 -14 VFL Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A North Melbourne 3.47.610.1014.12 96 WON Collingwood 2.15.38.812.12 84 12 VFL Sep 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A North Melbourne 2.27.810.1215.13 103 LOST Hawthorn 5.37.414.1018.13 121 -18 MCG Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1978 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Alves, Stan 6 74 12.3 22 3.7 96 16.0 27 4.5 0 0.0     7 13 2 0.3 3 15
29 Baker, Phil 14 104 7.4 26 1.9 130 9.3 67 4.8 5 0.4     14 22 29 2.1 13 187
15 Blight, Malcolm 24 361 15.0 69 2.9 430 17.9 136 5.7 32 1.3     40 73 77 3.2 51 513
44 Boyse, Maurice 15 202 13.5 50 3.3 252 16.8 45 3.0 0 0.0     14 20 15 1.0 10 100
49 Briedis, Robert 7 47 6.7 28 4.0 75 10.7 12 1.7 0 0.0     8 21 0 0.0 1 1
6 Briedis, Arnold 20 209 10.5 79 4.0 288 14.4 100 5.0 1 0.1     49 58 46 2.3 26 302
45 Burnett, Brendan 6 50 8.3 30 5.0 80 13.3 9 1.5 0 0.0     14 10 0 0.0 0 0
11 Burns, John 21 278 13.2 93 4.4 371 17.7 55 2.6 0 0.0     39 66 24 1.1 14 158
21 Byrne, John 10 148 14.8 62 6.2 210 21.0 29 2.9 0 0.0     28 29 10 1.0 13 73
3 Cassin, John 16 174 10.9 83 5.2 257 16.1 56 3.5 0 0.0     31 60 21 1.3 13 139
13 Cowton, Gary 19 146 7.7 114 6.0 260 13.7 37 1.9 12 0.6     33 44 0 0.0 0 0
8 Crosswell, Brent 11 77 7.0 34 3.1 111 10.1 41 3.7 1 0.1     26 19 9 0.8 10 64
33 Cumming, Daryl 1 8 8.0 3 3.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Davis, Craig 5 23 4.6 7 1.4 30 6.0 10 2.0 0 0.0     3 9 7 1.4 0 42
7 Dawson, Mark 5 45 9.0 14 2.8 59 11.8 14 2.8 0 0.0     6 8 1 0.2 0 6
23 Dench, David 3 13 4.3 14 4.7 27 9.0 6 2.0 0 0.0     10 4 0 0.0 0 0
55 Easton, Stephen 5 24 4.8 20 4.0 44 8.8 18 3.6 12 2.4     5 8 5 1.0 2 32
4 Glendinning, Ross 24 267 11.1 107 4.5 374 15.6 133 5.5 10 0.4     63 58 21 0.9 11 137
18 Good, Kerry 9 96 10.7 24 2.7 120 13.3 33 3.7 1 0.1     27 10 6 0.7 6 42
27 Greig MBE, Keith 24 321 13.4 122 5.1 443 18.5 86 3.6 1 0.0     64 47 3 0.1 3 21
38 Gumbleton, Frank 2 13 6.5 9 4.5 22 11.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     7 2 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 18 152 8.4 129 7.2 281 15.6 58 3.2 0 0.0     34 34 0 0.0 0 0
10 Huppatz, Ray 12 152 12.7 63 5.3 215 17.9 39 3.3 0 0.0     20 31 16 1.3 8 104
36 Icke, Stephen 16 198 12.4 101 6.3 299 18.7 64 4.0 9 0.6     35 37 4 0.3 3 27
47 Jarrott, Alan 17 176 10.4 128 7.5 304 17.9 60 3.5 2 0.1     19 25 8 0.5 10 58
1 Keenan, Peter 17 130 7.6 60 3.5 190 11.2 107 6.3 216 12.7     27 25 5 0.3 2 32
50 Law, John 2 17 8.5 3 1.5 20 10.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 McCann, Stephen 22 226 10.3 64 2.9 290 13.2 102 4.6 170 7.7     53 53 16 0.7 27 123
17 Melrose, Graham 23 374 16.3 205 8.9 579 25.2 113 4.9 0 0.0     53 56 22 1.0 21 153
12 Montgomery, Ken 13 146 11.2 72 5.5 218 16.8 17 1.3 0 0.0     18 14 0 0.0 1 1
24 Moylan, John 5 19 3.8 13 2.6 32 6.4 4 0.8 0 0.0     7 4 0 0.0 0 0
35 Nettlefold, Bill 15 155 10.3 81 5.4 236 15.7 30 2.0 3 0.2     25 36 11 0.7 7 73
22 Nolan, Mick 19 107 5.6 59 3.1 166 8.7 55 2.9 267 14.1     26 56 0 0.0 1 1
51 Payne, Glenn 2 7 3.5 9 4.5 16 8.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Podolczak, Roger 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 0 1 1.0 0 6
38 Ramsay, Roy 9 110 12.2 54 6.0 164 18.2 26 2.9 0 0.0     19 3 0 0.0 0 0
48 Schimmelbusch, Daryl 3 28 9.3 14 4.7 42 14.0 8 2.7 0 0.0     7 10 2 0.7 4 16
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 24 331 13.8 95 4.0 426 17.8 98 4.1 1 0.0     62 49 18 0.8 13 121
46 Smith, Doug 7 57 8.1 18 2.6 75 10.7 25 3.6 4 0.6     12 14 4 0.6 1 25
5 Sutton, Darryl 19 173 9.1 66 3.5 239 12.6 90 4.7 7 0.4     32 35 8 0.4 2 50
25 Tanner, Xavier 6 75 12.5 15 2.5 90 15.0 13 2.2 1 0.2     10 16 1 0.2 2 8
39 Williams, Mark 3 21 7.0 13 4.3 34 11.3 11 3.7 0 0.0     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 500 5338 10.7 2273 4.5 7611 15.2 1844 3.7 755 1.5     957 1086 392 0.8 278 2630
 

Footnotes

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