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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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 3.36.78.1114.16 100 WON St. Kilda 4.28.511.1112.15 87 13 ARD Mar 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 1.21.42.56.7 43 LOST Fitzroy 1.45.116.1112.16 88 -45 VFL Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 5.712.1220.1827.23 185 WON Sydney 2.44.85.105.15 45 140 SCG Apr 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 1.36.912.1218.19 127 WON Richmond 5.58.710.1614.19 103 24 ARD Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 2.66.1014.1517.21 123 LOST Essendon 4.210.614.720.8 128 -5 VFL Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 2.108.1213.1715.18 108 LOST Collingwood 2.49.911.1119.16 130 -22 VIC Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 4.58.1113.1521.16 142 WON Hawthorn 3.26.69.1113.13 91 51 PRI May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 5.211.823.1329.15 189 WON Footscray 2.25.57.711.8 74 115 ARD May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 7.013.417.818.16 124 WON Geelong 4.28.410.912.12 84 40 KAR May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 4.312.721.1229.19 193 WON Carlton 1.14.87.1111.16 82 111 ARD May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 4.55.915.1320.19 139 WON Melbourne 6.310.616.918.17 125 14 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 5.310.613.1120.15 135 WON St. Kilda 5.18.810.915.14 104 31 MOO Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 2.28.310.510.10 70 LOST Fitzroy 8.413.824.1134.16 220 -150 JUN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 5.56.88.1311.16 82 WON Sydney 2.24.45.57.8 50 32 ARD Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 7.112.416.921.12 138 WON Richmond 2.310.915.1316.18 114 24 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 5.311.416.819.14 128 WON Essendon 4.45.57.816.11 107 21 ARD Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 5.312.317.524.8 152 WON Collingwood 2.26.510.1114.14 98 54 VFL Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 2.45.910.1512.18 90 LOST Hawthorn 4.27.210.515.7 97 -7 ARD Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 6.316.718.925.14 164 WON Footscray 4.15.49.810.11 71 93 VFL Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 1.86.1212.1616.20 116 WON Geelong 5.48.1010.1311.18 84 32 ARD Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 5.69.712.913.15 93 LOST Carlton 1.36.813.1118.18 126 -33 PRI Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 6.48.814.1521.22 148 WON Melbourne 2.69.119.1310.15 75 73 ARD Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2SF A North Melbourne 2.43.65.96.12 48 LOST Hawthorn 0.26.69.813.10 88 -40 VFL Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A North Melbourne 2.19.210.312.6 78 LOST Essendon 8.212.517.1025.14 164 -86 VFL Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Abernethy, Bruce 20 317 15.9 116 5.8 433 21.7 81 4.1 1 0.1     35 35 10 0.5 16 76
36 Atkins, Graeme 14 146 10.4 88 6.3 234 16.7 27 1.9 1 0.1     14 14 14 1.0 8 92
6 Briedis, Arnold 9 47 5.2 14 1.6 61 6.8 28 3.1 0 0.0     9 20 22 2.4 10 142
9 Bryant, Kevin 5 31 6.2 17 3.4 48 9.6 20 4.0 0 0.0     4 6 2 0.4 1 13
42 Buckley, Stephen 2 20 10.0 14 7.0 34 17.0 4 2.0 1 0.5     6 4 1 0.5 1 7
44 Collins, Jon 5 24 4.8 19 3.8 43 8.6 5 1.0 0 0.0     9 5 4 0.8 2 26
1 Cowton, Gary 21 149 7.1 94 4.5 243 11.6 53 2.5 10 0.5     36 28 1 0.0 0 6
28 Demetriou, Andrew 23 311 13.5 169 7.3 480 20.9 70 3.0 0 0.0     57 39 14 0.6 17 101
24 Dempsey, Gary 23 210 9.1 116 5.0 326 14.2 171 7.4 797 34.7     62 46 5 0.2 3 33
23 Dench, David 20 185 9.3 71 3.6 256 12.8 55 2.8 3 0.2     45 19 0 0.0 0 0
10 Dugdale, Dean 2 8 4.0 3 1.5 11 5.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
19 Dugdale, Glenn 4 5 1.3 5 1.3 10 2.5 1 0.3 11 2.8     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
37 Fairley, Ian 6 27 4.5 9 1.5 36 6.0 10 1.7 0 0.0     6 9 15 2.5 5 95
21 Furey, Tony 22 189 8.6 167 7.6 356 16.2 64 2.9 2 0.1     47 60 19 0.9 21 135
4 Glendinning, Ross 24 350 14.6 172 7.2 522 21.8 166 6.9 16 0.7     48 68 20 0.8 12 132
7 Good, Kerry 4 25 6.3 4 1.0 29 7.3 11 2.8 0 0.0     4 4 10 2.5 10 70
27 Greig MBE, Keith 23 298 13.0 98 4.3 396 17.2 80 3.5 0 0.0     44 20 2 0.1 0 12
34 Henshaw, Ross 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
17 Hodgeman, Kym 22 307 14.0 190 8.6 497 22.6 74 3.4 1 0.0     37 55 41 1.9 28 274
11 Holden, Craig 12 105 8.8 42 3.5 147 12.3 31 2.6 0 0.0     12 18 2 0.2 6 18
2 Holt, John 9 52 5.8 12 1.3 64 7.1 15 1.7 0 0.0     11 9 12 1.3 7 79
18 Jonas, Peter 12 83 6.9 53 4.4 136 11.3 44 3.7 3 0.3     13 34 16 1.3 22 118
14 Kelly, Phil 18 204 11.3 114 6.3 318 17.7 60 3.3 0 0.0     30 22 8 0.4 8 56
8 Krakouer, Phil 24 255 10.6 187 7.8 442 18.4 85 3.5 0 0.0     47 39 44 1.8 22 286
3 Krakouer, Jim 18 230 12.8 110 6.1 340 18.9 57 3.2 4 0.2     35 60 44 2.4 27 291
13 Law, John 21 187 8.9 77 3.7 264 12.6 43 2.0 0 0.0     23 43 0 0.0 1 1
16 McCann, Stephen 24 286 11.9 94 3.9 380 15.8 163 6.8 160 6.7     52 45 41 1.7 43 289
25 McDonald, Donald 18 127 7.1 76 4.2 203 11.3 91 5.1 22 1.2     20 44 28 1.6 18 186
31 McGuire, Kevin 5 19 3.8 19 3.8 38 7.6 9 1.8 1 0.2     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
40 Nimmo, Brad 7 47 6.7 45 6.4 92 13.1 23 3.3 1 0.1     13 8 0 0.0 0 0
30 Ramsay, Roy 23 256 11.1 121 5.3 377 16.4 90 3.9 0 0.0     36 21 0 0.0 1 1
26 Ryan, Brendan 2 6 3.0 3 1.5 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 2 2 1.0 1 13
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 21 339 16.1 134 6.4 473 22.5 79 3.8 1 0.0     43 44 40 1.9 32 272
5 Smith, Doug 3 34 11.3 10 3.3 44 14.7 9 3.0 0 0.0     2 9 1 0.3 0 6
39 Smith, Peter 11 84 7.6 22 2.0 106 9.6 26 2.4 2 0.2     9 16 1 0.1 1 7
25 Tanner, Xavier 2 17 8.5 17 8.5 34 17.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 5 2.5 1 31
Totals 480 4983 10.4 2505 5.2 7488 15.6 1752 3.7 1037 2.2     816 856 424 0.9 324 2868
 

Footnotes

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