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Beginnings: North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Kangaroos, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the AFL and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 72,216 at the MCG in round 9, 20 May 1994
  • * Most Games: Wayne Schimmelbusch 306 (1973-87)
  • * Most Goals: 671 Wayne Carey (1989-2001)
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 113,839 for the 1974 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
8 North Melbourne 22 12 10 0 1956 1859 105.2 48

Waite planning to deliver

After 15 seasons of AFL football, Jarrad Waite has decided to change things up.

A competitor, the veteran has realised in order to get the best out of himself in 2018, he needs to modify his training loads before Christmas.

“I sat down with all the physios and the conditioning staff here and probably for the first time, got a really solid plan going into the pre-season,” he said.

“I said to them, ‘I don’t need to be fit come December 1; I need to be fit come Round 1 and then get through the season.’”

 “I’ve always been one who wants to take part in every session before Christmas, but I’ve got to realise that’s no longer the smart thing to do.

“I sit out a few drills on a Wednesday, my major days are Mondays and Fridays and I don’t run two days in a row.”

While a career littered with injuries and other small hiccups has been frustrating for the 34-year-old, he knows he can still...


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North second-youngest

North Melbourne will go into the 2018 season with the second-youngest and least experienced AFL list in the competition.

Only the Gold Coast Suns have a lower average age in their squad, with the Roos' players over a year younger than the oldest side, Adelaide, on average. 

North's average games played tally is just 52, one less than the Saints' 53, and a long way off Hawthorn, with its experienced list averaging 74 games. 

Just two seasons ago, the Roos were second for average age (25 years, 155 days) and first for games played (93.9). 

Clubs ranked from oldest average age to youngest

 RANKING  CLUB AVERAGE AGE (YEARS, DAYS)
1. ADEL Adelaide 24 192
2. HAW Hawthorn  24  179 
3. COLL Collingwood 24 98
4. GEEL Geelong 24  95 
5. PORT Port Adelaide  24  50 
6. GWS Greater Western...

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North second-youngest

North Melbourne will go into the 2018 season with the second-youngest and least experienced AFL list in the competition.

Only the Gold Coast Suns have a lower average age in their squad, with the Roos' players over a year younger than the oldest side, Adelaide, on average. 

North's average games played tally is just 52, one less than the Saints' 53, and a long way off Hawthorn, with its experienced list averaging 74 games. 

Just two seasons ago, the Roos were second for average age (25 years, 155 days) and first for games played (93.9). 

Clubs ranked from oldest average age to youngest

 RANKING  CLUB AVERAGE AGE (YEARS, DAYS)
1. ADEL Adelaide 24 192
2. HAW Hawthorn  24  179 
3. COLL Collingwood 24 98
4. GEEL Geelong 24  95 
5. PORT Port Adelaide  24  50 
6. GWS Greater Western...

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Dal Santo applauds North

Former North midfielder Nick Dal Santo says he is "proud" of his former club for posting another profit without the aid of pokie machines or gambling revenue. 

The Roos reported a net profit of $242,656, operating surplus of $633,625 and $1.2 million yearly revenue rise on Wednesday, making it their ninth profit in the past ten years.

North is the only Victorian club without pokies and continues to lead the way.

“They’re really passionate, and I mean that word honestly, about not having pokies involved in that football club," Dal Santo told SEN.

“They are proud, it means a lot to them.

“It’s a real credit to the way they handle themselves and the fight, and what they’re prepared to sacrifice financially, for a better social and community outcome.”

Dal Santo also praised the club's award winning Huddle community program and the past influence of former chairman James Brayshaw.

“They...


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North second-youngest

North Melbourne will go into the 2018 season with the second-youngest and least experienced AFL list in the competition.

Only the Gold Coast Suns have a lower average age in their squad, with the Roos' players over a year younger than the oldest side, Adelaide, on average. 

North's average games played tally is just 52, one less than the Saints' 53, and a long way off Hawthorn, with its experienced list averaging 74 games. 

Just two seasons ago, the Roos were second for average age (25 years, 155 days) and first for games played (93.9). 

Clubs ranked from oldest average age to youngest

 RANKING  CLUB AVERAGE AGE (YEARS, DAYS)
1. ADEL Adelaide 24 192
2. HAW Hawthorn  24  179 
3. COLL Collingwood 24 98
4. GEEL Geelong 24  95 
5. PORT Port Adelaide  24  50 
6. GWS Greater Western...

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Dal Santo applauds North

Former North midfielder Nick Dal Santo says he is "proud" of his former club for posting another profit without the aid of pokie machines or gambling revenue. 

The Roos reported a net profit of $242,656, operating surplus of $633,625 and $1.2 million yearly revenue rise on Wednesday, making it their ninth profit in the past ten years.

North is the only Victorian club without pokies and continues to lead the way.

“They’re really passionate, and I mean that word honestly, about not having pokies involved in that football club," Dal Santo told SEN.

“They are proud, it means a lot to them.

“It’s a real credit to the way they handle themselves and the fight, and what they’re prepared to sacrifice financially, for a better social and community outcome.”

Dal Santo also praised the club's award winning Huddle community program and the past influence of former chairman James Brayshaw.

“They...


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Dal Santo applauds North

Former North midfielder Nick Dal Santo says he is "proud" of his former club for posting another profit without the aid of pokie machines or gambling revenue. 

The Roos reported a net profit of $242,656, operating surplus of $633,625 and $1.2 million yearly revenue rise on Wednesday, making it their ninth profit in the past ten years.

North is the only Victorian club without pokies and continues to lead the way.

“They’re really passionate, and I mean that word honestly, about not having pokies involved in that football club," Dal Santo told SEN.

“They are proud, it means a lot to them.

“It’s a real credit to the way they handle themselves and the fight, and what they’re prepared to sacrifice financially, for a better social and community outcome.”

Dal Santo also praised the club's award winning Huddle community program and the past influence of former chairman James Brayshaw.

“They...


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Record AFL participation

The AFL has announced that participation across all levels of Australian Football has reached a record high of 1,547,915 in a year that saw the introduction of the NAB AFL Women’s competition.

All States and Territories saw an increase in overall participation, with the total number of participation rising 10.24 per cent from 2016.

AFL General Manager of Game Development, Andrew Dillon, was joined by Carlton NAB AFL Women’s player Nicola Stevens and North Melbourne’s Majak Daw at Maribyrnong Secondary College to announce the 2017 numbers.

“The participation in Australian Football has risen by 10.24 per cent this year and the NAB AFL Women’s competition has played a key role in contributing to that growth,” Mr Dillon said.

In 2017, the total number of female participation across all levels of Australian Football increased by 22 per cent to 463,364. Female participation now reflects 30...


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Record AFL participation

The AFL has announced that participation across all levels of Australian Football has reached a record high of 1,547,915 in a year that saw the introduction of the NAB AFL Women’s competition.

All States and Territories saw an increase in overall participation, with the total number of participation rising 10.24 per cent from 2016.

AFL General Manager of Game Development, Andrew Dillon, was joined by Carlton NAB AFL Women’s player Nicola Stevens and North Melbourne’s Majak Daw at Maribyrnong Secondary College to announce the 2017 numbers.

“The participation in Australian Football has risen by 10.24 per cent this year and the NAB AFL Women’s competition has played a key role in contributing to that growth,” Mr Dillon said.

In 2017, the total number of female participation across all levels of Australian Football increased by 22 per cent to 463,364. Female participation now reflects 30...


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Record AFL participation

The AFL has announced that participation across all levels of Australian Football has reached a record high of 1,547,915 in a year that saw the introduction of the NAB AFL Women’s competition.

All States and Territories saw an increase in overall participation, with the total number of participation rising 10.24 per cent from 2016.

AFL General Manager of Game Development, Andrew Dillon, was joined by Carlton NAB AFL Women’s player Nicola Stevens and North Melbourne’s Majak Daw at Maribyrnong Secondary College to announce the 2017 numbers.

“The participation in Australian Football has risen by 10.24 per cent this year and the NAB AFL Women’s competition has played a key role in contributing to that growth,” Mr Dillon said.

In 2017, the total number of female participation across all levels of Australian Football increased by 22 per cent to 463,364. Female participation now reflects 30...


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Stevo’s urgent message

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men.

The two-time premiership champion has joined forces with the Roos’ charity partner, the Australian Prostate Centre (APC), to raise awareness around prostate cancer and the importance for all men to get their prostate checked.

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men. pic.twitter.com/BYVBzMV7xw

— North Melbourne (@NMFCOfficial) November 30, 2017

Many men ignore the threat of prostate cancer, even though one in six will be diagnosed with the disease in Australia and almost 3500 will die from it.

The AFL is well supported by wives, partners and other family members - the people most likely to encourage the men in their lives to get checked. 

APC recommends a baseline PSA (blood) test from the age of 40-years and testing every 1-2 years after age 50.  

APC and North Melbourne are...


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Stevo’s urgent message

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men.

The two-time premiership champion has joined forces with the Roos’ charity partner, the Australian Prostate Centre (APC), to raise awareness around prostate cancer and the importance for all men to get their prostate checked.

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men. pic.twitter.com/BYVBzMV7xw

— North Melbourne (@NMFCOfficial) November 30, 2017

Many men ignore the threat of prostate cancer, even though one in six will be diagnosed with the disease in Australia and almost 3500 will die from it.

The AFL is well supported by wives, partners and other family members - the people most likely to encourage the men in their lives to get checked. 

APC recommends a baseline PSA (blood) test from the age of 40-years and testing every 1-2 years after age 50.  

APC and North Melbourne are...


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Read more: Stevo’s urgent message

Stevo’s urgent message

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men.

The two-time premiership champion has joined forces with the Roos’ charity partner, the Australian Prostate Centre (APC), to raise awareness around prostate cancer and the importance for all men to get their prostate checked.

North Melbourne legend Anthony Stevens has an urgent message for all men. pic.twitter.com/BYVBzMV7xw

— North Melbourne (@NMFCOfficial) November 30, 2017

Many men ignore the threat of prostate cancer, even though one in six will be diagnosed with the disease in Australia and almost 3500 will die from it.

The AFL is well supported by wives, partners and other family members - the people most likely to encourage the men in their lives to get checked. 

APC recommends a baseline PSA (blood) test from the age of 40-years and testing every 1-2 years after age 50.  

APC and North Melbourne are...


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Dream come true

PRESS PLAY above to watch the Tristan Xerri interview

For most young footballers, playing for the team they love and alongside their boyhood idols is something they will never experience.

That’s not the case for Tristan Xerri.

The 201cm ruckman/key-forward was taken with pick 72 in Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft, and has been living his dream since.

“Me and Dad have been supporting North since I was born. I was born in ’99, so when they last won the flag,” Xerri told NMFC.com.au

Being picked up by his favourite club made draft night all the more exciting.

“There was a bit of hype leading up to draft night. I told all my mates, but it was just me and the family watching at home,” Xerri said.

“We were watching it pretty nervously, but it got to pick 72 and my name was called out and I was stoked. Mum jumped all over me. It was grouse.”

Xerri’s move to North has already had an impact on...


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Dream come true

PRESS PLAY above to watch the Tristan Xerri interview

For most young footballers, playing for the team they love and alongside their boyhood idols is something they will never experience.

That’s not the case for Tristan Xerri.

The 201cm ruckman/key-forward was taken with pick 72 in Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft, and has been living his dream since.

“Me and Dad have been supporting North since I was born. I was born in ’99, so when they last won the flag,” Xerri told NMFC.com.au

Being picked up by his favourite club made draft night all the more exciting.

“There was a bit of hype leading up to draft night. I told all my mates, but it was just me and the family watching at home,” Xerri said.

“We were watching it pretty nervously, but it got to pick 72 and my name was called out and I was stoked. Mum jumped all over me. It was grouse.”

Xerri’s move to North has already had an impact on...


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Read more: Dream come true
Tags: true,dream

Dream come true

PRESS PLAY above to watch the Tristan Xerri interview

For most young footballers, playing for the team they love and alongside their boyhood idols is something they will never experience.

That’s not the case for Tristan Xerri.

The 201cm ruckman/key-forward was taken with pick 72 in Friday’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft, and has been living his dream since.

“Me and Dad have been supporting North since I was born. I was born in ’99, so when they last won the flag,” Xerri told NMFC.com.au

Being picked up by his favourite club made draft night all the more exciting.

“There was a bit of hype leading up to draft night. I told all my mates, but it was just me and the family watching at home,” Xerri said.

“We were watching it pretty nervously, but it got to pick 72 and my name was called out and I was stoked. Mum jumped all over me. It was grouse.”

Xerri’s move to North has already had an impact on...


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Out of the Woods

Mason Wood’s past two seasons have been impacted by injury, but the key-forward is focused on the season ahead and can only be helped by a clear run.

His preparation is vital.

“I spent a lot of my off-season doing things that made my body more durable versus getting really fit or really strong,” Wood told NMFC.com.au.

“It was more about making sure the hamstrings were strong, calves were strong, glutes … all the stuff that’s going to keep getting me on the park was just the main focus.”

Remaining optimistic throughout the setbacks, Wood admits he has learnt a great deal from his experiences.

“Doing my hamstring, you sort of go – I’ve missed out on so much stuff, you start asking yourself whether everything is against you, but at the same time you’ve got to start somewhere. I had to get strong enough so I did a lot of gym work early to get myself in a position to run.

“It’s good...


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Out of the Woods

Mason Wood’s past two seasons have been impacted by injury, but the key-forward is focused on the season ahead and can only be helped by a clear run.

His preparation is vital.

“I spent a lot of my off-season doing things that made my body more durable versus getting really fit or really strong,” Wood told NMFC.com.au.

“It was more about making sure the hamstrings were strong, calves were strong, glutes … all the stuff that’s going to keep getting me on the park was just the main focus.”

Remaining optimistic throughout the setbacks, Wood admits he has learnt a great deal from his experiences.

“Doing my hamstring, you sort of go – I’ve missed out on so much stuff, you start asking yourself whether everything is against you, but at the same time you’ve got to start somewhere. I had to get strong enough so I did a lot of gym work early to get myself in a position to run.

“It’s good...


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Here in a Flash

It’s a gift most AFL hopefuls could only dream of, and for birthday boy Gordon Narrier it was very much a surprise.  

Drafted with the Roos’ second rookie selection on Monday evening, the 19-year-old heard the exciting news from his mates.

“I was actually out getting some food and didn’t even realise it had happened until I got home,” Narrier told NMFC.com.au.  

“[I] got a couple of phone calls from friends and family saying congratulations and I checked the AFL app and saw my name there at number 20.

“I was pretty surprised, but excited and I was happy … very happy that it happened.”

Known for his amazing pace, ‘Flash’ is confident the transition to Arden Street will be made smoother after his time at Perth Demons in the WAFL.

“I think playing in senior footy in the WAFL has really helped me develop as a player and I think it’s made me pretty ready to be a part of this AFL...


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Here in a Flash

It’s a gift most AFL hopefuls could only dream of, and for birthday boy Gordon Narrier it was very much a surprise.  

Drafted with the Roos’ second rookie selection on Monday evening, the 19-year-old heard the exciting news from his mates.

“I was actually out getting some food and didn’t even realise it had happened until I got home,” Narrier told NMFC.com.au.  

“[I] got a couple of phone calls from friends and family saying congratulations and I checked the AFL app and saw my name there at number 20.

“I was pretty surprised, but excited and I was happy … very happy that it happened.”

Known for his amazing pace, ‘Flash’ is confident the transition to Arden Street will be made smoother after his time at Perth Demons in the WAFL.

“I think playing in senior footy in the WAFL has really helped me develop as a player and I think it’s made me pretty ready to be a part of this AFL...


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