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Beginnings:

Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Demons, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL), reigning from Melbourne, Victoria. In 1859,[2] a few days after it was founded, some of its members created the code of football that it still plays. In 1862 it competed in what may be the earliest challenge trophy competition, was a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) (1877), one of two associations and governing bodies formed in the same year and in 1897 it became a foundation member of the Victorian Football League (VFL) competition which later became the national Australian Football League (AFL).



Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 99,346 in round 10 1958
  • * Most Games: 272 by Robert Flower from 1973 to 1987
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 115,802 for the 1956 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
11 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 1944 1991 97.6 40

Club finalises AFLW list with two rookies

MELBOURNE NAB AFL Women's Rookie Draft selections

Comments by Todd Patterson, AFLW Talent Manager

Selection No.6 – Anna Teague (Geelong)

“Anna played with Geelong in the VFL after captaining the Geelong Supercats in the SEABL. She was an outstanding and experienced basketballer in the SEABL. She made the transition to footy this year. She was rarely beaten as a key defender this year. We see Anna as someone who can add plenty as a rookie, particularly with her leadership. Anna is a teacher by profession.”

Selection No.13 – Maddie Shevlin (Gungahlin Jets)

“Maddie comes from the ACT. She was identified through Melbourne’s talent search. She did the testing and impressed. She’s 174cm, athletic and offers versatility. She played in Gungahlin’s losing Grand Final this year and was named in the ACT team of the year. Previously in the GWS Academy, Maddie also represented Australia in Oztag.”


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Club finalises AFLW list with two rookies

MELBOURNE NAB AFL Women's Rookie Draft selections

Comments by Todd Patterson, AFLW Talent Manager

Selection No.6 – Anna Teague (Geelong)

“Anna played with Geelong in the VFL after captaining the Geelong Supercats in the SEABL. She was an outstanding and experienced basketballer in the SEABL. She made the transition to footy this year. She was rarely beaten as a key defender this year. We see Anna as someone who can add plenty as a rookie, particularly with her leadership. Anna is a teacher by profession.”

Selection No.13 – Maddie Shevlin (Gungahlin Jets)

“Maddie comes from the ACT. She was identified through Melbourne’s talent search. She did the testing and impressed. She’s 174cm, athletic and offers versatility. She played in Gungahlin’s losing Grand Final this year and was named in the ACT team of the year. Previously in the GWS Academy, Maddie also represented Australia in Oztag.”


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2018 Melbourne AFLW list

2018 MELBOURNE AFLW LIST 
1. Cordner, Harriet
2. Cranston, Richelle
3. Cunningham, Tegan
4. Downie, Meg
5. Duryea, Laura
6. Grierson, Jasmine
7. Guerin, Maddy
8. Guest, Ashleigh
9. Hickey, Melissa
10. Hoare, Erin (rookie)
11. Hore, Kate
12. Humphries, Emma
13. Jakobsson, Bianca
14. Kemp, Ainslie
15. Lampard, Sarah
16. Mifsud, Alyssa
17. Mithen, Lily
18. Newman, Aliesha
19. O’Dea, Elise
20. Patterson, Brooke
21. Paxman, Karen
22. Pearce, Daisy
23. Pearce, Lauren
24. Phillips, Cat
25. Scott, Shelley
26. Shevlin, Maddie (rookie)
27. Smith, Katherine
28. Teague, Anna (rookie)
29. Whitfort, Claudia
30. Zanker, Eden

ARRIVALS
NAB AFL Trade Period: Ashleigh Guest (GWS Giants), Bianca Jakobsson (Carlton)
Free agent: Harriet Cordner (Melbourne)
Pre-listed rookie signing: Erin Hoare (Geelong)
Primary list elevation: Kate Hore (St Kilda Sharks)
NAB AFL Women’s Draft: Tegan Cunningham (basketball), Maddy Guerin (Fitzroy/Northern...


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Read more: 2018 Melbourne AFLW list

2018 Melbourne AFLW list

2018 MELBOURNE AFLW LIST 
1. Cordner, Harriet
2. Cranston, Richelle
3. Cunningham, Tegan
4. Downie, Meg
5. Duryea, Laura
6. Grierson, Jasmine
7. Guerin, Maddy
8. Guest, Ashleigh
9. Hickey, Melissa
10. Hoare, Erin (rookie)
11. Hore, Kate
12. Humphries, Emma
13. Jakobsson, Bianca
14. Kemp, Ainslie
15. Lampard, Sarah
16. Mifsud, Alyssa
17. Mithen, Lily
18. Newman, Aliesha
19. O’Dea, Elise
20. Patterson, Brooke
21. Paxman, Karen
22. Pearce, Daisy
23. Pearce, Lauren
24. Phillips, Cat
25. Scott, Shelley
26. Shevlin, Maddie (rookie)
27. Smith, Katherine
28. Teague, Anna (rookie)
29. Whitfort, Claudia
30. Zanker, Eden

ARRIVALS
NAB AFL Trade Period: Ashleigh Guest (GWS Giants), Bianca Jakobsson (Carlton)
Free agent: Harriet Cordner (Melbourne)
Pre-listed rookie signing: Erin Hoare (Geelong)
Primary list elevation: Kate Hore (St Kilda Sharks)
NAB AFL Women’s Draft: Tegan Cunningham (basketball), Maddy Guerin (Fitzroy/Northern...


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Read more: 2018 Melbourne AFLW list

2018 Melbourne AFLW list

2018 MELBOURNE AFLW LIST 
1. Cordner, Harriet
2. Cranston, Richelle
3. Cunningham, Tegan
4. Downie, Meg
5. Duryea, Laura
6. Grierson, Jasmine
7. Guerin, Maddy
8. Guest, Ashleigh
9. Hickey, Melissa
10. Hoare, Erin (rookie)
11. Hore, Kate
12. Humphries, Emma
13. Jakobsson, Bianca
14. Kemp, Ainslie
15. Lampard, Sarah
16. Mifsud, Alyssa
17. Mithen, Lily
18. Newman, Aliesha
19. O’Dea, Elise
20. Patterson, Brooke
21. Paxman, Karen
22. Pearce, Daisy
23. Pearce, Lauren
24. Phillips, Cat
25. Scott, Shelley
26. Shevlin, Maddie (rookie)
27. Smith, Katherine
28. Teague, Anna (rookie)
29. Whitfort, Claudia
30. Zanker, Eden

ARRIVALS
NAB AFL Trade Period: Ashleigh Guest (GWS Giants), Bianca Jakobsson (Carlton)
Free agent: Harriet Cordner (Melbourne)
Pre-listed rookie signing: Erin Hoare (Geelong)
Primary list elevation: Kate Hore (St Kilda Sharks)
NAB AFL Women’s Draft: Tegan Cunningham (basketball), Maddy Guerin (Fitzroy/Northern...


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Read more: 2018 Melbourne AFLW list

Jakovich reflects on time at Melbourne

ENIGMATIC former Melbourne genius Allen Jakovich has emerged from the football wilderness in an entertaining two-hour-plus interview on his extraordinary but brief career. 

Jakovich remains a fan favourite – even a mythical figure – for how he burst onto the AFL scene and left it almost as quickly with a failed stint at Footscray after sitting out the 1995 season.

The 49-year-old's final tallies read 54 games and 208 goals, including 47 and 201 for the Demons, with hamstring woes ensuring his brilliant stay at the top was all too short. 

Jakovich sat comfortably in what was the last great era for full-forwards, when Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett, Jason Dunstall and Tony Modra were kicking oodles of goals.

He played his first match for Melbourne as a 23-year-old in 1991, via Perth, Port Headland, Kalgoorlie, Darwin and Adelaide, and was the fastest AFL player to kick 50 career goals, in...


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Jakovich reflects on time at Melbourne

ENIGMATIC former Melbourne genius Allen Jakovich has emerged from the football wilderness in an entertaining two-hour-plus interview on his extraordinary but brief career. 

Jakovich remains a fan favourite – even a mythical figure – for how he burst onto the AFL scene and left it almost as quickly with a failed stint at Footscray after sitting out the 1995 season.

The 49-year-old's final tallies read 54 games and 208 goals, including 47 and 201 for the Demons, with hamstring woes ensuring his brilliant stay at the top was all too short. 

Jakovich sat comfortably in what was the last great era for full-forwards, when Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett, Jason Dunstall and Tony Modra were kicking oodles of goals.

He played his first match for Melbourne as a 23-year-old in 1991, via Perth, Port Headland, Kalgoorlie, Darwin and Adelaide, and was the fastest AFL player to kick 50 career goals, in...


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Preview: 2017 NAB AFLW Draft

THERE will be 49 new players on AFLW lists by Wednesday evening.

The 2017 NAB AFL Women's Draft will get underway at 12pm AEDT on Wednesday in Melbourne and will be live-streamed on AFL.com.au/womens. 

There are three rough groups that clubs can draw from in the draft – top-age players from the under-18 competition (the traditional source of talent in the men's draft), state-league players who are above the age of 18, and players who were delisted from AFLW lists at the conclusion of the season. 

As players are only offered one-year contracts, AFL Women's teams are more inclined to select older, ready-made talent in the draft than AFL men's sides. 

So, what type of player does your club need? And who's in the running to get drafted? 

Adelaide

What they need: A silky outside runner. The premiers have a well-rounded side, but lost the classy Kellie Gibson to Fremantle as a free...


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Garland retires, but takes on new roles

LONG-serving defender Colin Garland has announced his AFL retirement, but will remain with the club in a range of coaching roles.

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney praised Garland for the way he had handled his decision, after he missed the entire home and away season with a knee injury and was contracted for the 2018 season.

“Col’s always been a team first player and very selfless in the way he’s gone about his football, and his care for the football club. This has been highlighted by this decision and the reasons why he’s made this decision,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“It was a frustrating year for Col this year, after a strong pre-season and then he injured his anterior cruciate ligament early in the year. During this year, we got him involved in our women’s program, which he absolutely loved and he developed a passion for coaching, particularly in women’s...


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Garland retires, but takes on new roles

LONG-serving defender Colin Garland has announced his AFL retirement, but will remain with the club in a range of coaching roles.

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney praised Garland for the way he had handled his decision, after he missed the entire home and away season with a knee injury and was contracted for the 2018 season.

“Col’s always been a team first player and very selfless in the way he’s gone about his football, and his care for the football club. This has been highlighted by this decision and the reasons why he’s made this decision,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“It was a frustrating year for Col this year, after a strong pre-season and then he injured his anterior cruciate ligament early in the year. During this year, we got him involved in our women’s program, which he absolutely loved and he developed a passion for coaching, particularly in women’s...


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Two rookies to complete AFLW list

MELBOURNE women’s coach Mick Stinear says the club will have two selections in Friday’s NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft, but will have to adopt a wait-and-see approach, given it is picking after the Victorian clubs.

After gaining four players in Wednesday’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft, Melbourne will complete its AFLW list of 30 on Friday.

“We’re behind the other Victorian clubs in the rookie draft, so we’ll just have to wait and see who’s available,” he told melbournefc.com.au.  

“There are certainly a number of players we’ve got on our list and we look forward to adding the final two and then rolling the sleeves and getting to work.

“Our pre-season kicks off on the 21st of November and the girls will be training three sessions a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and it’ll be a pretty intensive program. We’re certainly looking forward to the challenge and I know our girls from last year...


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Two rookies to complete AFLW list

MELBOURNE women’s coach Mick Stinear says the club will have two selections in Friday’s NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft, but will have to adopt a wait-and-see approach, given it is picking after the Victorian clubs.

After gaining four players in Wednesday’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft, Melbourne will complete its AFLW list of 30 on Friday.

“We’re behind the other Victorian clubs in the rookie draft, so we’ll just have to wait and see who’s available,” he told melbournefc.com.au.  

“There are certainly a number of players we’ve got on our list and we look forward to adding the final two and then rolling the sleeves and getting to work.

“Our pre-season kicks off on the 21st of November and the girls will be training three sessions a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and it’ll be a pretty intensive program. We’re certainly looking forward to the challenge and I know our girls from last year...


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Updated indicative draft order

BELOW is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the 2017 premiership season.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. The order is subject to change throughout the NAB AFL Trade Period and will be updated on this page.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North...

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Read more: Updated indicative draft order

Updated indicative draft order

BELOW is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the 2017 premiership season.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. The order is subject to change throughout the NAB AFL Trade Period and will be updated on this page.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North...

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Harley ready for new ride

HARLEY Balic says he’s “over the moon and pretty excited” to join Melbourne, after returning to Victoria earlier in the year, after being with Fremantle since the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

Balic, who missed the entire 2016 AFL home and away season with a wrist injury, but played in the WAFL finals and in a premiership with Peel Thunder, before making his AFL debut and playing four games in 2017, said he was rapt to be back in his home town.

“There was a bit going on. I missed the first year with my scaphoid – I had my third operation on it. I was just running laps for the first year and I found it hard to mingle with everyone, being in rehab,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“I started getting really homesick and started going through some personal stuff, which was really hard to deal with away from home. There was a little bit of support, but no immediate family.

“I played [four] games, which...


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Melbourne's AFLW draft selections

MELBOURNE NAB AFL Women's Draft selections

Comments by Todd Patterson, AFLW Talent Manager

Selection No.6 – Eden Zanker (Bendigo Pioneers/Woorinen)

“She’s a 182cm, key forward, who lives called Natya, which has three families in the town. She’s just come back to the sport and has had a rapid rise. She was All-Australian and won the leading goalkicking in the championships, even though she missed one game. She also performed strongly in the State of Origin game, prior to the exhibition game. She’s a super competitive, Melbourne person. She has huge upside and will give us everything she’s got, so we’re stoked with that pick.” 

Selection No.14 – Maddy Guerin (Northern Knights/Fitzroy Juniors)

“She’s a super athletic, young kid. She’s got depth to her kicking and has really improved this year. She’s a real self-starter. She attends Katie Brennan/Mel Hickey Performance, so we’ve had a...


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Balic joins Melbourne from Freo

MELBOURNE has secured midfielder Harley Balic from Fremantle on Wednesday morning.

In recruiting Balic, Melbourne has given Fremantle selection No.66 in this year’s NAB AFL Draft.  

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said Melbourne had monitored Balic closely.

“National recruiting manager Jason Taylor and the recruiting team tracked Harley quite closely throughout his draft year,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“He played a fair bit of footy forward in his bottom age year and his top age year and then transitioned into the midfield as well, which he’s been able to do in his time at Fremantle.

“He’s come back from a wrist injury, played four AFL games for Fremantle and produced some really solid football in the WAFL for Peel Thunder. He’s a good size for a midfielder and has good spatial awareness – he comes from a basketball background. He can add some depth to our...


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Balic joins Melbourne from Freo

MELBOURNE has secured midfielder Harley Balic from Fremantle on Wednesday morning.

In recruiting Balic, Melbourne has given Fremantle selection No.66 in this year’s NAB AFL Draft.  

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said Melbourne had monitored Balic closely.

“National recruiting manager Jason Taylor and the recruiting team tracked Harley quite closely throughout his draft year,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“He played a fair bit of footy forward in his bottom age year and his top age year and then transitioned into the midfield as well, which he’s been able to do in his time at Fremantle.

“He’s come back from a wrist injury, played four AFL games for Fremantle and produced some really solid football in the WAFL for Peel Thunder. He’s a good size for a midfielder and has good spatial awareness – he comes from a basketball background. He can add some depth to our...


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Balic joins Melbourne from Freo

MELBOURNE has secured midfielder Harley Balic from Fremantle on Wednesday morning.

In recruiting Balic, Melbourne has given Fremantle selection No.66 in this year’s NAB AFL Draft.  

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said Melbourne had monitored Balic closely.

“National recruiting manager Jason Taylor and the recruiting team tracked Harley quite closely throughout his draft year,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“He played a fair bit of footy forward in his bottom age year and his top age year and then transitioned into the midfield as well, which he’s been able to do in his time at Fremantle.

“He’s come back from a wrist injury, played four AFL games for Fremantle and produced some really solid football in the WAFL for Peel Thunder. He’s a good size for a midfielder and has good spatial awareness – he comes from a basketball background. He can add some depth to our...


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Recap: 2017 NAB AFLW Draft

THE PRIZE of this year's NAB AFL Women's Draft discovered on Tuesday night she was going to be crowned the No.1 female prospect in the land.

A band of Western Bulldogs, including coach Paul Groves, list manager Mick Sandry and club legend-turned-director of football Chris Grant, broke the news to Isabel Huntington on her doorstep.

The 18-year-old key forward, who is versatile enough to play down back and through the midfield, headlined the draft class for the second AFLW season.

Huntington overcame breaking her right leg in 2015 and tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last year to reach this point, and has declared herself ready to go for pre-season.

"It's a massive honour. I would have been happy to go anywhere, any pick," she told reporters.

"It doesn't really matter when you get into the club, whether you're one or 100, but I'm pretty honoured they think of me...


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