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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

Reunited at North

The move from Perth to Melbourne can be quite a daunting one for a young draftee, but for North Melbourne recruit Kyron Hayden, it’s about to become a whole lot easier.

Hayden, who was selected with pick 62 in last Friday’s NAB AFL Draft, will be joined by Western Australian teammate and schoolmate Gordon Narrier.

Narrier was recruited by North with its final pick in Monday’s Rookie Draft.

“Yeah I’m tight with Gordon, we both went to Hale, (I) played footy with him for a couple of years, so I know Gordon pretty well,” Hayden told NMFC.com.au.

Still finding his feet in Melbourne after arriving on Sunday afternoon, Hayden is looking forward to welcoming his good mate to the club.

“It will make it a bit easier having a familiar face around, and make it a bit more comforting too,” Hayden said.

Narrier, who will arrive at Arden Street in the coming days, has already caught the eye of...


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Reunited at North

The move from Perth to Melbourne can be quite a daunting one for a young draftee, but for North Melbourne recruit Kyron Hayden, it’s about to become a whole lot easier.

Hayden, who was selected with pick 62 in last Friday’s NAB AFL Draft, will be joined by Western Australian teammate and schoolmate Gordon Narrier.

Narrier was recruited by North with its final pick in Monday’s Rookie Draft.

“Yeah I’m tight with Gordon, we both went to Hale, (I) played footy with him for a couple of years, so I know Gordon pretty well,” Hayden told NMFC.com.au.

Still finding his feet in Melbourne after arriving on Sunday afternoon, Hayden is looking forward to welcoming his good mate to the club.

“It will make it a bit easier having a familiar face around, and make it a bit more comforting too,” Hayden said.

Narrier, who will arrive at Arden Street in the coming days, has already caught the eye of...


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Making it count

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While it’s always hard missing a year of football, particularly when you’re close to draft age, Kyron Hayden turned it into a positive.

“Having the year off in 2016 with osteitis pubis was pretty rough, but I took it as an opportunity to get into the gym and work on my body,” Hayden told NMFC.com.au.

“I had to learn to activate the right muscles, and I did a lot of TA (Transversus Abdominis) and pelvic floor exercises."

“The year off definitely allowed me to put on a lot of muscle and strength, which has probably given me an advantage over other blokes my age.”

Building his body to be able to play as an inside-midfielder was key for Hayden, his training also bringing amazing results in other areas; the youngster breaking Nic Naitanui’s long-standing running jump record at the AFL Draft Combine.

Hayden’s physique and power have...


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Making it count

PRESS PLAY above to watch the Kynon Hayden feature.

While it’s always hard missing a year of football, particularly when you’re close to draft age, Kyron Hayden turned it into a positive.

“Having the year off in 2016 with osteitis pubis was pretty rough, but I took it as an opportunity to get into the gym and work on my body,” Hayden told NMFC.com.au.

“I had to learn to activate the right muscles, and I did a lot of TA (Transversus Abdominis) and pelvic floor exercises."

“The year off definitely allowed me to put on a lot of muscle and strength, which has probably given me an advantage over other blokes my age.”

Building his body to be able to play as an inside-midfielder was key for Hayden, his training also bringing amazing results in other areas; the youngster breaking Nic Naitanui’s long-standing running jump record at the AFL Draft Combine.

Hayden’s physique and power have...


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AFL: Best rookie chances

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Angus Styles will be looking for an opportunity at Monday's Rookie Draft.

Almost 80 players found their way to AFL clubs at Friday night's NAB AFL Draft but those who missed out get another shot at the Rookie Draft on Monday.

Here are 10 prospects who could be in with a chance as rookie selections when the draft starts at about 5pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.

Angus Styles

Midfielder
185cm/76kg
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
3/5/99

Hard-working midfielder/defender who played some good footy for the Sandringham Dragons and Vic Metro across the year. Styles is an excellent endurance athlete and can do some exciting things when in possession. Is still lightly built, so will take some time, but has a couple of weapons that should appeal to clubs as a rookie.

Trent Mynott

Midfielder
185cm/73kg
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
4/10/99

It was a slight surprise Mynott didn't get a spot on a senior list at...


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North adds midfield depth

North Melbourne has taken a significant step towards addressing its shortage of midfield run and class with its first pick in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, taking highly touted Dandenong Stingray Luke Davies-Uniacke at No.4.

The Kangaroos invested heavily in their midfield at the draft, with three of their other four picks also used on on-ballers: Will Walker at No.23, Kyron Hayden at No.62 and former Hawk Billy Hartung at No.77.

Davies-Uniacke was understood to be one of four players the Brisbane Lions were considering for pick No.1 before ultimately opting to take Cameron Rayner, while he was also widely linked with Fremantle at pick No.2 until late in draft week. 

North did not hesitate to use its earliest selection since 2006 to snare Davies-Uniacke, who the Roos hope will be a key plank of the list rebuild they started at the end of 2016. The 18-year-old will wear the No.9...


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North adds midfield depth

North Melbourne has taken a significant step towards addressing its shortage of midfield run and class with its first pick in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, taking highly touted Dandenong Stingray Luke Davies-Uniacke at No.4.

The Kangaroos invested heavily in their midfield at the draft, with three of their other four picks also used on on-ballers: Will Walker at No.23, Kyron Hayden at No.62 and former Hawk Billy Hartung at No.77.

Davies-Uniacke was understood to be one of four players the Brisbane Lions were considering for pick No.1 before ultimately opting to take Cameron Rayner, while he was also widely linked with Fremantle at pick No.2 until late in draft week. 

North did not hesitate to use its earliest selection since 2006 to snare Davies-Uniacke, who the Roos hope will be a key plank of the list rebuild they started at the end of 2016. The 18-year-old will wear the No.9...


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North adds midfield depth

North Melbourne has taken a significant step towards addressing its shortage of midfield run and class with its first pick in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, taking highly touted Dandenong Stingray Luke Davies-Uniacke at No.4.

The Kangaroos invested heavily in their midfield at the draft, with three of their other four picks also used on on-ballers: Will Walker at No.23, Kyron Hayden at No.62 and former Hawk Billy Hartung at No.77.

Davies-Uniacke was understood to be one of four players the Brisbane Lions were considering for pick No.1 before ultimately opting to take Cameron Rayner, while he was also widely linked with Fremantle at pick No.2 until late in draft week. 

North did not hesitate to use its earliest selection since 2006 to snare Davies-Uniacke, who the Roos hope will be a key plank of the list rebuild they started at the end of 2016. The 18-year-old will wear the No.9...


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Pick 77: Billy Hartung

Pick 77 - Billy Hartung

DOB: 24/1/1995
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg
Recruited from: Hawthon
Position: Midfielder

What to expect: Known for his speed and stamina, Hartung will bring plenty of outside run to North's midfield in 2017. The all-time "Beep Test" record holder at the AFL Draft combine, Hartung managed 63 games across four seasons with the Hawks and will be looking to resurrect his career with North after being delisted in 2017.

What they say: “Billy is good enough to be on an AFL list, and will give North some outside run and carry. He has some things to work on and can use the footy better. If he can knuckle down and work on those other things he can become a consistent AFL footballer” - Kevin Sheehan

What we say:  “Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield. 

“We think he brings some game-breaking...


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Pick 77: Billy Hartung

Pick 77 - Billy Hartung

DOB: 24/1/1995
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg
Recruited from: Hawthon
Position: Midfielder

What to expect: Known for his speed and stamina, Hartung will bring plenty of outside run to North's midfield in 2017. The all-time "Beep Test" record holder at the AFL Draft combine, Hartung managed 63 games across four seasons with the Hawks and will be looking to resurrect his career with North after being delisted in 2017.

What they say: “Billy is good enough to be on an AFL list, and will give North some outside run and carry. He has some things to work on and can use the footy better. If he can knuckle down and work on those other things he can become a consistent AFL footballer” - Kevin Sheehan

What we say:  “Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield. 

“We think he brings some game-breaking...


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Read more: Pick 77: Billy Hartung

Pick 77: Billy Hartung

Pick 77 - Billy Hartung

DOB: 24/1/1995
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg
Recruited from: Hawthon
Position: Midfielder

What to expect: Known for his speed and stamina, Hartung will bring plenty of outside run to North's midfield in 2017. The all-time "Beep Test" record holder at the AFL Draft combine, Hartung managed 63 games across four seasons with the Hawks and will be looking to resurrect his career with North after being delisted in 2017.

What they say: “Billy is good enough to be on an AFL list, and will give North some outside run and carry. He has some things to work on and can use the footy better. If he can knuckle down and work on those other things he can become a consistent AFL footballer” - Kevin Sheehan

What we say:  “Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield. 

“We think he brings some game-breaking...


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AFL: Ready to play

Recruiters don't select draftees based purely on what the player may be able to do in his first year in the competition. However, there are many prospects who should be able to make an impact in 2018.

Here's eight players who appear ready to go having been selected in Friday's NAB AFL Draft. 

Luke Davies-Uniacke (North Melbourne, pick No.4)

Midfielder

An obvious candidate here, but it's hard to overlook Davies-Uniacke as a prospect who will be able to make an impact in his debut season. If he can stay fit, Davies-Uniacke should play a large chunk of senior footy next year as one of the most complete midfielders who was available in the draft. He's big, strong, tough and explosive and is a great result for the Roos.

Jack Higgins (Richmond, pick No.17)

Small forward

Higgins has worked tirelessly this year preparing himself for an AFL career and will start at a club ready to go. The...


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AFL: Ready to play

Recruiters don't select draftees based purely on what the player may be able to do in his first year in the competition. However, there are many prospects who should be able to make an impact in 2018.

Here's eight players who appear ready to go having been selected in Friday's NAB AFL Draft. 

Luke Davies-Uniacke (North Melbourne, pick No.4)

Midfielder

An obvious candidate here, but it's hard to overlook Davies-Uniacke as a prospect who will be able to make an impact in his debut season. If he can stay fit, Davies-Uniacke should play a large chunk of senior footy next year as one of the most complete midfielders who was available in the draft. He's big, strong, tough and explosive and is a great result for the Roos.

Jack Higgins (Richmond, pick No.17)

Small forward

Higgins has worked tirelessly this year preparing himself for an AFL career and will start at a club ready to go. The...


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Read more: AFL: Ready to play
Tags: play,ready,afl

AFL: Ready to play

Recruiters don't select draftees based purely on what the player may be able to do in his first year in the competition. However, there are many prospects who should be able to make an impact in 2018.

Here's eight players who appear ready to go having been selected in Friday's NAB AFL Draft. 

Luke Davies-Uniacke (North Melbourne, pick No.4)

Midfielder

An obvious candidate here, but it's hard to overlook Davies-Uniacke as a prospect who will be able to make an impact in his debut season. If he can stay fit, Davies-Uniacke should play a large chunk of senior footy next year as one of the most complete midfielders who was available in the draft. He's big, strong, tough and explosive and is a great result for the Roos.

Jack Higgins (Richmond, pick No.17)

Small forward

Higgins has worked tirelessly this year preparing himself for an AFL career and will start at a club ready to go. The...


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Scott: Hartung can thrive

North coach Brad Scott believes new recruit Billy Hartung will thrive in a new environment, after joining the club via the NAB AFL Draft on Friday night.

Hartung was the Roos’ final selection at pick 77, having played 63 games at Hawthorn over the past four seasons.

“Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield,” Scott said following the Draft.

“We think he brings some game-breaking qualities. There are some things he needs to work on, but we’ve spoken to him about that, and we’re prepared to work really hard with him on those things.”

Scott is confident Hartung, the 24th selection at the 2013 Draft, can find a place in North’s 22.

“We think there’s a role for him to play,” he said.

“Billy knows he’s had his opportunity at Hawthorn and now he gets a second chance, and sometimes that’s the kick in the pants...


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Scott: Hartung can thrive

North coach Brad Scott believes new recruit Billy Hartung will thrive in a new environment, after joining the club via the NAB AFL Draft on Friday night.

Hartung was the Roos’ final selection at pick 77, having played 63 games at Hawthorn over the past four seasons.

“Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield,” Scott said following the Draft.

“We think he brings some game-breaking qualities. There are some things he needs to work on, but we’ve spoken to him about that, and we’re prepared to work really hard with him on those things.”

Scott is confident Hartung, the 24th selection at the 2013 Draft, can find a place in North’s 22.

“We think there’s a role for him to play,” he said.

“Billy knows he’s had his opportunity at Hawthorn and now he gets a second chance, and sometimes that’s the kick in the pants...


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Scott: Hartung can thrive

North coach Brad Scott believes new recruit Billy Hartung will thrive in a new environment, after joining the club via the NAB AFL Draft on Friday night.

Hartung was the Roos’ final selection at pick 77, having played 63 games at Hawthorn over the past four seasons.

“Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner.  We’re looking to bring that into our midfield,” Scott said following the Draft.

“We think he brings some game-breaking qualities. There are some things he needs to work on, but we’ve spoken to him about that, and we’re prepared to work really hard with him on those things.”

Scott is confident Hartung, the 24th selection at the 2013 Draft, can find a place in North’s 22.

“We think there’s a role for him to play,” he said.

“Billy knows he’s had his opportunity at Hawthorn and now he gets a second chance, and sometimes that’s the kick in the pants...


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LDU a ‘game-breaker’

North Melbourne was ‘ecstatic’ to land Luke Davies-Uniacke at Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft, Brad Scott says.

The 187-centimetre midfielder was taken with the Roos’ first selection, pick 4, and the Roos’ coach expects he’ll fit in perfectly at Arden Street.

“We’re ecstatic. Luke’s a player we really needed to add to our list,” Scott told NMFC.com.au after the Draft.

“He’s got a lot of attributes there as a midfielder that we need. We’re delighted that he was there with our pick.

“We rated the top end of the draft fairly highly, but we saw them as being fairly even. Luke was certainly very, very high on our list.”

Rated by some experts as the ‘most complete midfielder in the Draft’, Davies-Uniacke is strong-bodied, and can also go forward and impact the scoreboard.

“We’ve watched him very closely over a long period of time, and he’s a penetrating player, he’s a game-breaking player,”...


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LDU a ‘game-breaker’

North Melbourne was ‘ecstatic’ to land Luke Davies-Uniacke at Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft, Brad Scott says.

The 187-centimetre midfielder was taken with the Roos’ first selection, pick 4, and the Roos’ coach expects he’ll fit in perfectly at Arden Street.

“We’re ecstatic. Luke’s a player we really needed to add to our list,” Scott told NMFC.com.au after the Draft.

“He’s got a lot of attributes there as a midfielder that we need. We’re delighted that he was there with our pick.

“We rated the top end of the draft fairly highly, but we saw them as being fairly even. Luke was certainly very, very high on our list.”

Rated by some experts as the ‘most complete midfielder in the Draft’, Davies-Uniacke is strong-bodied, and can also go forward and impact the scoreboard.

“We’ve watched him very closely over a long period of time, and he’s a penetrating player, he’s a game-breaking player,”...


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Read more: LDU a ‘game-breaker’

LDU a ‘game-breaker’

North Melbourne was ‘ecstatic’ to land Luke Davies-Uniacke at Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft, Brad Scott says.

The 187-centimetre midfielder was taken with the Roos’ first selection, pick 4, and the Roos’ coach expects he’ll fit in perfectly at Arden Street.

“We’re ecstatic. Luke’s a player we really needed to add to our list,” Scott told NMFC.com.au after the Draft.

“He’s got a lot of attributes there as a midfielder that we need. We’re delighted that he was there with our pick.

“We rated the top end of the draft fairly highly, but we saw them as being fairly even. Luke was certainly very, very high on our list.”

Rated by some experts as the ‘most complete midfielder in the Draft’, Davies-Uniacke is strong-bodied, and can also go forward and impact the scoreboard.

“We’ve watched him very closely over a long period of time, and he’s a penetrating player, he’s a game-breaking player,”...


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