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KEY FACTS

Official name
Melbourne University Football Club

Known as
University

Nickname
Professors

Formed
1859

Disbanded
1915

Colours
Black and blue

Emblem
Students

Associated clubs
University Blacks; University Blues; University (Original)

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1885–1888; Australian Football League (AFL) 1908–1914; Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1905–1915

Senior Premierships
MJFA 1906-7 (2 total)

Most Games
101 - Bert Hurrey (1908-1913)

Most Goals
111 - Roy Park (1912-1914)

League Top Goalkickers
VFL: Roy Park (53) 1913

Postal Address
N/A

Website
N/A

University



"The side continued to prove highly competitive in 1909 (W7-L9-D2) and 1910 (W10-L8), but in 1911 the club received a kick in the teeth from which it never recovered as the VFL decided, on a 16-4 majority, to rescind its rule prohibiting payments to players. Melbourne and University were the only clubs to vote against the measure (all clubs had two delegates each). The writing was on the wall for the Students..."

John Devaney on the brief, blighted VFL career of the University club

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1910 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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University's 1910 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A University 4.34.56.107.10 52 WON St. Kilda 0.11.42.63.12 30 22 JUN Apr 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H University 2.64.76.98.10 58 LOST Essendon 2.37.610.1015.17 107 -49 EME May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H University 4.74.89.1110.13 73 WON Richmond 0.14.46.77.10 52 21 EME May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A University 1.05.16.39.4 58 WON Geelong 1.22.54.66.9 45 13 COR May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A University 3.03.27.57.6 48 LOST South Melbourne 1.01.56.66.14 50 -2 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H University 3.04.25.35.5 35 LOST Carlton 4.36.510.711.8 74 -39 EME Jun 6 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 H University 3.34.67.813.14 92 WON Fitzroy 4.24.47.78.8 56 36 EME Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A University 1.12.45.66.6 42 LOST Collingwood 2.23.45.46.10 46 -4 VIC Jun 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H University 1.53.56.67.7 49 WON Melbourne 1.03.53.74.11 35 14 EME Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H University 1.45.86.97.12 54 WON St. Kilda 2.52.65.86.9 45 9 EME Jul 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A University 3.46.68.611.9 75 WON Essendon 0.23.45.78.9 57 18 EME Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A University 3.26.28.610.7 67 WON Richmond 2.53.84.85.11 41 26 PUN Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H University 1.44.95.138.13 61 WON Geelong 0.12.33.65.8 38 23 EME Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H University 1.41.52.63.6 24 LOST South Melbourne 1.24.46.510.7 67 -43 EME Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A University 1.61.83.116.14 50 LOST Carlton 2.16.78.811.12 78 -28 PRI Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A University 5.56.67.67.6 48 WON Fitzroy 0.03.13.43.5 23 25 BWS Aug 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H University 2.06.17.29.5 59 LOST Collingwood 2.75.88.1010.15 75 -16 EME Aug 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A University 0.12.23.37.7 49 LOST Melbourne 3.24.37.59.6 60 -11 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1910 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Boynton, Frank 12                             0 0.0    
Brake, Jack 18                             1 0.1    
Browning, Denby 4                             1 0.3    
22 Cordner Snr, Ted 18                             0 0.0    
Crawford, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
Doig, Keith 10                             7 0.7    
Elliott, George 18                             0 0.0    
Fogarty, Chris 2                             2 1.0    
Grant, Alex 1                             0 0.0    
Gray, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
Greenham, Dave 15                             3 0.2    
Hartkopf, Bert 16                             30 1.9    
Hinman, Arthur 13                             0 0.0    
Hurrey, Bert 18                             1 0.1    
Kerr, Frank 13                             6 0.5    
Kneen, Edgar 17                             18 1.1    
Lyon, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
Martin, Stan 18                             1 0.1    
Matthews, Rupe 9                             14 1.6    
McLeod, Ken 16                             15 0.9    
Morrissey, Pat 4                             6 1.5    
O'Brien, Tom 2                             1 0.5    
Ratz, Martin 14                             16 1.1    
Richards, Norm 14                             0 0.0    
Tymms, Athol 17                             11 0.6    
West, Jack 15                             5 0.3    
Wilson, Arthur 18                             1 0.1    
Totals 324                             140 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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