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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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1997 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1997 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 2.13.44.77.13 55 LOST Melbourne 2.24.58.910.10 70 -15 MCG Mar 27 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 2.27.811.1212.14 86 WON Carlton 1.62.94.118.12 60 26 MCG Apr 7 (Mon, 7:40) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 2.35.56.812.8 80 LOST Essendon 3.69.811.1318.14 122 -42 MCG Apr 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 1.33.510.712.11 83 LOST Brisbane 2.68.1110.1415.19 109 -26 GAB Apr 20 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 5.611.817.1021.15 141 WON Richmond 2.04.04.37.4 46 95 MCG Apr 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 2.37.312.316.7 103 WON Hawthorn 2.46.512.814.9 93 10 WAV May 3 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 2.53.77.109.14 68 LOST Collingwood 2.35.512.717.9 111 -43 MCG May 9 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 7.010.515.1119.14 128 WON Port Adelaide 3.14.59.715.10 100 28 PRI May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 4.17.37.510.11 71 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.110.214.416.7 103 -32 MCG May 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 4.57.68.815.13 103 WON West Coast 2.06.17.29.4 58 45 PRI May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 2.56.710.1215.15 105 WON Fremantle 3.36.510.512.7 79 26 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 4.47.611.716.9 105 WON Adelaide 2.15.79.1012.11 83 22 FBP Jun 15 (Sun, 3:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 2.72.86.97.13 55 LOST Sydney 1.44.114.168.17 65 -10 SCG Jun 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 0.23.28.711.13 79 LOST St. Kilda 5.310.714.1120.13 133 -54 WAV Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 5.29.512.614.8 92 LOST Geelong 2.36.512.815.12 102 -10 MCG Jul 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 3.58.712.1017.12 114 WON Melbourne 1.52.94.157.16 58 56 MCG Jul 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 1.24.48.814.12 96 WON Carlton 2.44.87.127.16 58 38 PRI Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 5.78.1010.1211.17 83 WON Essendon 4.25.57.108.16 64 19 MCG Aug 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 H North Melbourne 5.69.813.1117.14 116 WON Brisbane 2.15.36.49.5 59 57 MCG Aug 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 4.57.611.914.12 96 LOST Richmond 4.28.512.914.13 97 -1 MCG Aug 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 1.75.107.1710.21 81 WON Hawthorn 2.24.45.66.7 43 38 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 6.29.813.1415.21 111 LOST Collingwood 6.211.414.718.14 122 -11 MCG Aug 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3QF H North Melbourne 3.46.98.1011.13 79 WON Geelong 2.45.66.79.7 61 18 MCG Sep 7 (Sun, 7:00) Scores
1SF H North Melbourne 2.25.410.615.8 98 WON West Coast 5.18.611.812.13 85 13 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2PF A North Melbourne 4.08.28.411.7 73 LOST St. Kilda 6.39.613.1215.14 104 -31 MCG Sep 19 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
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1997 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Allison, Brett 24 183 7.6 82 3.4 265 11.0 40 1.7 1 0.0 20 0.8 13 13 43 1.8 21 279
5 Anderson, Stuart 20 120 6.0 81 4.1 201 10.1 34 1.7 0 0.0 15 0.8 12 9 7 0.4 6 48
11 Archer, Glenn 21 173 8.2 89 4.2 262 12.5 80 3.8 8 0.4 26 1.2 9 30 15 0.7 12 102
26 Bell, Peter 25 281 11.2 182 7.3 463 18.5 69 2.8 0 0.0 36 1.4 19 14 24 1.0 16 160
12 Blakey, John 24 218 9.1 107 4.5 325 13.5 70 2.9 6 0.3 33 1.4 28 12 6 0.3 9 45
18 Carey, Wayne 14 160 11.4 66 4.7 226 16.1 74 5.3 4 0.3 14 1.0 14 18 25 1.8 15 165
9 Chandler, Brett 24 159 6.6 107 4.5 266 11.1 34 1.4 3 0.1 34 1.4 27 24 4 0.2 2 26
27 Crocker, Darren 9 25 2.8 14 1.6 39 4.3 6 0.7 0 0.0 4 0.4 10 7 10 1.1 4 64
25 Daniltchenko, Jason 3 12 4.0 9 3.0 21 7.0 5 1.7 3 1.0 6 2.0 1 4 1 0.3 4 10
17 Freeborn, Glenn 18 92 5.1 64 3.6 156 8.7 15 0.8 0 0.0 28 1.6 11 10 5 0.3 8 38
23 Groom, Chris 2 4 2.0 1 0.5 5 2.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 1 1
29 Harvey, Brent 17 105 6.2 54 3.2 159 9.4 26 1.5 0 0.0 9 0.5 7 6 10 0.6 8 68
21 Hewitt, Evan 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 King, David 23 348 15.1 73 3.2 421 18.3 67 2.9 1 0.0 23 1.0 22 17 8 0.3 5 53
48 Kirzner, Julian 3 11 3.7 3 1.0 14 4.7 6 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 2 5 1.7 3 33
7 Laidley, Dani 11 78 7.1 32 2.9 110 10.0 24 2.2 1 0.1 10 0.9 12 4 1 0.1 0 6
35 Longmire, John 25 196 7.8 104 4.2 300 12.0 96 3.8 65 2.6 33 1.3 29 37 10 0.4 11 71
4 Martyn, Mick 25 201 8.0 66 2.6 267 10.7 62 2.5 11 0.4 19 0.8 26 21 0 0.0 0 0
31 McKernan, Corey 22 237 10.8 79 3.6 316 14.4 134 6.1 143 6.5 13 0.6 34 48 22 1.0 14 146
20 Mellington, Anthony 14 43 3.1 29 2.1 72 5.1 31 2.2 7 0.5 4 0.3 3 7 17 1.2 5 107
28 Pickett, Byron 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
13 Pike, Martin 24 236 9.8 104 4.3 340 14.2 65 2.7 3 0.1 38 1.6 11 15 6 0.3 3 39
22 Roberts, Mark 22 250 11.4 101 4.6 351 16.0 84 3.8 36 1.6 28 1.3 18 13 17 0.8 21 123
3 Rock, Anthony 22 297 13.5 115 5.2 412 18.7 69 3.1 1 0.0 40 1.8 19 12 14 0.6 9 93
2 Schwass, Wayne 20 264 13.2 89 4.5 353 17.7 53 2.7 3 0.2 46 2.3 23 23 7 0.4 5 47
8 Scott, Robert 25 216 8.6 140 5.6 356 14.2 49 2.0 0 0.0 35 1.4 18 22 14 0.6 15 99
24 Sholl, Craig 25 201 8.0 113 4.5 314 12.6 122 4.9 4 0.2 40 1.6 16 17 40 1.6 34 274
37 Simpson, Adam 19 153 8.1 82 4.3 235 12.4 46 2.4 14 0.7 23 1.2 7 14 5 0.3 7 37
38 Stevens, Danny 8 35 4.4 23 2.9 58 7.3 14 1.8 0 0.0 8 1.0 5 8 4 0.5 8 32
36 Stevens, Mark 5 24 4.8 4 0.8 28 5.6 7 1.4 2 0.4 3 0.6 2 1 1 0.2 1 7
10 Stevens, Anthony 25 453 18.1 129 5.2 582 23.3 94 3.8 0 0.0 66 2.6 26 25 10 0.4 7 67
30 Welsh, Scott 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Wynd, Paul 3 6 2.0 11 3.7 17 5.7 3 1.0 4 1.3 3 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 525 4784 9.1 2154 4.1 6938 13.2 1480 2.8 321 0.6 660 1.3 424 437 331 0.6 255 2241
 

Footnotes

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