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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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 5.59.816.1521.19 145 WON South Melbourne 2.75.118.1612.25 97 48 ARD Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 5.18.211.515.9 99 LOST Essendon 1.46.810.1216.15 111 -12 WIN Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 3.89.1513.2115.26 116 WON Geelong 2.34.46.414.5 89 27 ARD Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 2.44.87.1213.17 95 LOST Richmond 4.59.1214.1717.22 124 -29 VFL Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 2.45.89.1411.17 83 LOST Hawthorn 6.310.613.1117.16 118 -35 PRI Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 4.412.1217.1427.17 179 WON Fitzroy 8.48.616.819.12 126 53 ARD May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 1.29.514.1017.16 118 WON Footscray 2.63.94.107.12 54 64 VFL May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 5.212.718.1125.18 168 WON St. Kilda 3.65.97.158.16 64 104 MOO May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 2.56.119.1712.26 98 LOST Collingwood 2.45.913.1016.15 111 -13 ARD May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 6.511.1117.1525.22 172 WON Melbourne 3.35.56.76.7 43 129 VFL May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 4.75.97.1311.18 84 LOST Carlton 4.110.514.1117.13 115 -31 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 7.57.812.1013.12 90 LOST Essendon 4.47.1310.2018.29 137 -47 ARD Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 3.33.34.68.8 56 LOST Geelong 6.110.618.1126.14 170 -114 KAR Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 5.27.612.1115.16 106 LOST Richmond 4.511.1416.2021.23 149 -43 MCG Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 4.64.97.107.13 55 LOST Hawthorn 3.510.1013.1416.19 115 -60 ARD Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 2.22.66.1112.15 87 LOST Fitzroy 3.25.710.818.13 121 -34 VFL Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 2.48.612.819.11 125 WON Footscray 9.210.613.818.8 116 9 WES Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 9.811.1015.1816.21 117 WON St. Kilda 2.05.47.912.13 85 32 ARD Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 4.56.89.1011.13 79 LOST Collingwood 0.35.911.1614.19 103 -24 VIC Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 2.410.1116.1521.19 145 WON Melbourne 4.45.612.713.9 87 58 ARD Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 2.42.97.138.14 62 LOST Carlton 2.29.610.812.12 84 -22 VFL Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 5.77.912.1315.17 107 WON South Melbourne 3.26.79.1110.14 74 33 LAK Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1981 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Blight, Malcolm 15 206 13.7 31 2.1 237 15.8 79 5.3 2 0.1     23 42 70 4.7 45 465
28 Boyse, Maurice 4 26 6.5 14 3.5 40 10.0 5 1.3 0 0.0     0 8 3 0.8 3 21
6 Briedis, Arnold 6 62 10.3 25 4.2 87 14.5 19 3.2 0 0.0     11 12 5 0.8 9 39
9 Bryant, Kevin 7 61 8.7 42 6.0 103 14.7 22 3.1 0 0.0     14 9 0 0.0 0 0
21 Byrne, John 10 169 16.9 76 7.6 245 24.5 30 3.0 0 0.0     16 29 9 0.9 13 67
3 Cassin, John 4 26 6.5 18 4.5 44 11.0 6 1.5 0 0.0     2 7 4 1.0 4 28
48 Demetriou, Andrew 12 129 10.8 76 6.3 205 17.1 29 2.4 0 0.0     27 16 5 0.4 3 33
24 Dempsey, Gary 22 253 11.5 109 5.0 362 16.5 150 6.8 688 31.3     71 39 4 0.2 7 31
23 Dench, David 21 186 8.9 106 5.0 292 13.9 53 2.5 5 0.2     48 18 0 0.0 0 0
44 Dugdale, Dean 5 43 8.6 24 4.8 67 13.4 10 2.0 0 0.0     9 6 2 0.4 5 17
46 Dugdale, Glenn 10 27 2.7 13 1.3 40 4.0 13 1.3 49 4.9     10 11 6 0.6 1 37
1 Easton, Stephen 9 34 3.8 28 3.1 62 6.9 25 2.8 26 2.9     8 12 7 0.8 6 48
4 Glendinning, Ross 22 317 14.4 99 4.5 416 18.9 126 5.7 30 1.4     49 57 11 0.5 23 89
7 Good, Kerry 16 144 9.0 35 2.2 179 11.2 71 4.4 2 0.1     28 32 49 3.1 27 321
35 Goulding, Steven 2 24 12.0 8 4.0 32 16.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     2 3 2 1.0 1 13
27 Greig MBE, Keith 3 35 11.7 14 4.7 49 16.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     4 6 0 0.0 0 0
26 Henderson, Darryl 10 54 5.4 34 3.4 88 8.8 13 1.3 0 0.0     16 11 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 15 129 8.6 87 5.8 216 14.4 36 2.4 1 0.1     30 21 0 0.0 0 0
17 Hodgeman, Kym 18 227 12.6 108 6.0 335 18.6 44 2.4 1 0.1     27 34 23 1.3 21 159
56 Holt, John 4 33 8.3 12 3.0 45 11.3 14 3.5 0 0.0     2 7 7 1.8 5 47
36 Icke, Stephen 8 58 7.3 49 6.1 107 13.4 20 2.5 0 0.0     13 8 1 0.1 1 7
47 Jarrott, Alan 15 156 10.4 90 6.0 246 16.4 35 2.3 0 0.0     13 16 8 0.5 3 51
18 Jonas, Peter 7 70 10.0 49 7.0 119 17.0 31 4.4 1 0.1     8 21 9 1.3 10 64
14 Kelly, Phil 17 213 12.5 69 4.1 282 16.6 44 2.6 0 0.0     45 17 13 0.8 16 94
13 Law, John 15 145 9.7 43 2.9 188 12.5 32 2.1 0 0.0     22 28 2 0.1 1 13
16 McCann, Stephen 20 185 9.3 58 2.9 243 12.2 102 5.1 104 5.2     27 41 16 0.8 10 106
31 McGuire, Kevin 5 34 6.8 13 2.6 47 9.4 7 1.4 2 0.4     7 6 0 0.0 0 0
12 Montgomery, Ken 4 32 8.0 18 4.5 50 12.5 5 1.3 0 0.0     4 7 0 0.0 0 0
33 Payne, Glenn 2 21 10.5 11 5.5 32 16.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     0 4 2 1.0 0 12
37 Podolczak, Roger 1 8 8.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 2 2
8 Ramsay, Roy 8 87 10.9 20 2.5 107 13.4 16 2.0 0 0.0     16 11 0 0.0 1 1
30 Reeves, Michael 13 89 6.8 36 2.8 125 9.6 26 2.0 3 0.2     13 16 5 0.4 7 37
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 16 303 18.9 73 4.6 376 23.5 71 4.4 0 0.0     52 33 16 1.0 25 121
11 Schimmelbusch, Daryl 16 157 9.8 103 6.4 260 16.3 32 2.0 0 0.0     29 28 15 0.9 11 101
19 Smith, Doug 11 90 8.2 24 2.2 114 10.4 38 3.5 1 0.1     13 19 4 0.4 5 29
39 Smith, Peter 5 29 5.8 12 2.4 41 8.2 10 2.0 0 0.0     3 9 0 0.0 1 1
2 Spencer, Peter 19 277 14.6 131 6.9 408 21.5 71 3.7 0 0.0     18 21 26 1.4 29 185
25 Tanner, Xavier 14 185 13.2 84 6.0 269 19.2 43 3.1 0 0.0     29 24 3 0.2 8 26
28 Wilson, Brian 18 236 13.1 129 7.2 365 20.3 53 2.9 5 0.3     42 47 5 0.3 11 41
32 Wright, Rodney 11 101 9.2 34 3.1 135 12.3 23 2.1 0 0.0     20 17 5 0.5 6 36
Totals 440 4661 10.6 2006 4.6 6667 15.2 1420 3.2 920 2.1     773 755 337 0.8 320 2342
 

Footnotes

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