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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

Pick 62: Kyron Hayden

Pick 62 - Kyron Hayden

DOB: 6/6/1999
Height: 186cm
Weight: 87kg
Recruited from: Subiaco
Position: Midfielder

What to expect: Tough and powerful midfielder with an exceptional leap. Broke the Draft combine record in the running vertical leap with a 103cm effort.

What they say: “Kyron’s really powerful and quite strong, loves the palm-off and he’s got pretty good hands,”

“Once it gets to a higher level, he’s going to be quite damaging”  (on fitness)

“He’s a power player. He’s very good in close and in tight, just strong in the contest.

“His dad was very big, quite solid, and I reckon once he matures he’ll probably fill out like his dad did.” - Darren Rumble - WAFC Player Welfare Officer and Development Coach 

What we say: “Kyron is a really powerful inside mid. He has some serious speed and power, and obviously a strong leap as he won the vertical leap at the national combine." - Mark...


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Pick 72: Tristan Xerri

Pick 72 - Tristan Xerri

DOB: 15/3/1999
Height: 201cm
Weight: 93kg
Recruited from: Western Jets
Position: Ruck/Forward

What they say:
“He’s certainly attracted some interest and deservedly so with the way that he played in the back half of the year,”

“He had a couple of strong performances in the national championships, went to Werribee and competed against some really good opponents at VFL level and came back to us in the last game of the year and had his best game. He played in the Young Guns game and was really good there as well.”

“It’s a bit hard to know where some of the big boys will go because there is a tendency to draft bigger boys at an older age, but he’s given himself a good shot,”

“Sometimes the bigger boys take a little bit longer and he’s someone who’s had his injury troubles a little bit early in the year with an ankle injury, but he’s had a good run at it, got some games...


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Every club, every pick

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Selections before academy and father/son bidding: 12, 39, 75, 94
Selections after bidding: 12, 40
Who they picked: Darcy Fogarty, Andrew McPherson

Verdict: Well, the Crows couldn't have been more pleased as they saw Darcy Fogarty still available at their first selection. Few at the club thought the powerful local forward would be there at Adelaide's pick No.12, but clubs in the early part kept overlooking him and handed the Crows a gift. The club has had retention issues but won't have to worry about that with Fogarty, who comes from country South Australia. He could be the best player in the draft. They got another pleasant surprise when half-back Andrew McPherson was available at pick 40, ending their night with two South Australians. McPherson, like Fogarty, would have been picked...


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History of pick 87

North Melbourne’s final selection in this year’s draft will come at pick 87, which is the second time in the draft’s history the club has held this pick.

In 1999, North recruiters selected Christian Woodley with the sixth-round selection.

Unfortunately, Woodley never managed a senior game for the Roos.

Port Adelaide premiership player and current Richmond senior coach Damien Hardwick was drafted by Essendon with pick 87 in 1994, and went on to play 207 games for both clubs.

While many clubs elect to pass on the pick, there are clubs who view the selection as an opportunity to elevate a rookie to the senior list.

History of pick 87

2016 - N/A
2015 - N/A
2014 - Pass
2013 - Sam Dwyer (Rookie Promotion) - 18 games
2012 - Pass
2011 - James McDonald - 13 games
2010 - Michael Barlow (Rookie Promotion) - 125 games
2009 - Zac Dawson (Rookie Promotion) - 129 games
2008 - N/A
2007 - N/A
2006 - Pass
2005 -...


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History of pick 87

North Melbourne’s final selection in this year’s draft will come at pick 87, which is the second time in the draft’s history the club has held this pick.

In 1999, North recruiters selected Christian Woodley with the sixth-round selection.

Unfortunately, Woodley never managed a senior game for the Roos.

Port Adelaide premiership player and current Richmond senior coach Damien Hardwick was drafted by Essendon with pick 87 in 1994, and went on to play 207 games for both clubs.

While many clubs elect to pass on the pick, there are clubs who view the selection as an opportunity to elevate a rookie to the senior list.

History of pick 87

2016 - N/A
2015 - N/A
2014 - Pass
2013 - Sam Dwyer (Rookie Promotion) - 18 games
2012 - Pass
2011 - James McDonald - 13 games
2010 - Michael Barlow (Rookie Promotion) - 125 games
2009 - Zac Dawson (Rookie Promotion) - 129 games
2008 - N/A
2007 - N/A
2006 - Pass
2005 -...


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Guide to the Draft

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Top 5 draft contenders Paddy Dow (L) and Cam Rayner (R)

When and where…

The Draft will be held at the Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.

Our picks…

North Melbourne will have picks 4, 23, 64, 76 and 87 in Friday night’s Draft.

The candidates…

Placing the top five of this year’s crop is intriguingly hard to predict, which means that any of Cam Rayner, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Paddy Dow, Adam Cerra, Jaidyn Stephenson or Andrew Brayshaw, among others, could end up at North.

Rayner is fancied as the most likely no. 1 pick by many experts, but with the strengths of the other four it is not out of the question that he is passed up by Brisbane, Fremantle and Carlton and falls to North at pick 4.

Highest pick since ’06…

Pick 4 is the earliest selection that North Melbourne has had in 11 years.

Lachlan Hansen was taken behind Bryce Gibbs and Scott Gumbleton as pick 3 at the 2006...


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Guide to the Draft

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Top 5 draft contenders Paddy Dow (L) and Cam Rayner (R)

When and where…

The Draft will be held at the Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.

Our picks…

North Melbourne will have picks 4, 23, 64, 76 and 87 in Friday night’s Draft.

The candidates…

Placing the top five of this year’s crop is intriguingly hard to predict, which means that any of Cam Rayner, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Paddy Dow, Adam Cerra, Jaidyn Stephenson or Andrew Brayshaw, among others, could end up at North.

Rayner is fancied as the most likely no. 1 pick by many experts, but with the strengths of the other four it is not out of the question that he is passed up by Brisbane, Fremantle and Carlton and falls to North at pick 4.

Highest pick since ’06…

Pick 4 is the earliest selection that North Melbourne has had in 11 years.

Lachlan Hansen was taken behind Bryce Gibbs and Scott Gumbleton as pick 3 at the 2006...


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Mountford, last man in

With the sun beating down and the mercury tipping 35 degrees at Arden St, the final whistle sounded to end a testing three-hour main training session.

As the majority of players headed indoors for some much deserved relief from the heat, Declan Mountford stayed out on the track to do some ‘extras’ and push himself even further.

Before grabbing any water or Gatorade, the 20-year old spent a considerable amount of time kicking and marking balls in quick succession with help from development coaches Gavin Brown and Ben Dyer, and VFL coach David Loader.

“I went through my individual development plans last week and kicking was an area that I can definitely improve,” Mountford told  NMFC.com.au immediately after he’d finally called ‘time’ on the session.

“I’ve also been doing a bit of work with Boomer [Brent Harvey] after training, working on more elite skills like breaking the...


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Mountford, last man in

With the sun beating down and the mercury tipping 35 degrees at Arden St, the final whistle sounded to end a testing three-hour main training session.

As the majority of players headed indoors for some much deserved relief from the heat, Declan Mountford stayed out on the track to do some ‘extras’ and push himself even further.

Before grabbing any water or Gatorade, the 20-year old spent a considerable amount of time kicking and marking balls in quick succession with help from development coaches Gavin Brown and Ben Dyer, and VFL coach David Loader.

“I went through my individual development plans last week and kicking was an area that I can definitely improve,” Mountford told  NMFC.com.au immediately after he’d finally called ‘time’ on the session.

“I’ve also been doing a bit of work with Boomer [Brent Harvey] after training, working on more elite skills like breaking the...


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Draft: Sheehan’s top 40

AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan today announced his top 40 prospects ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft to be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

List in alphabetical order, by surname. 

1. Oscar Allen
West Perth/Whitfords
19.3.1999
Height: 191cm Weight: 83kg

Mobile tall forward who is strong overhead and has innate goal sense. Averaged 15.8 disposals, 6.2 marks and 2.8 goals for Western Australia providing a consistent target up forward. Capped off a very impressive NAB AFL Under-18 Championships by winning the Larke Medal as Division 1 best player overall and winning All-Australian Under-18 honours. Made senior debut with West Perth late in year.

2. Zac Bailey
Northern Territory/Southern Districts/Norwood
23.9.1999
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg

Hard-edged medium midfielder with a good burst of speed away from the midfield and able to set up many opportunities for...


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Draft: Sheehan’s top 40

AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan today announced his top 40 prospects ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft to be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

List in alphabetical order, by surname. 

1. Oscar Allen
West Perth/Whitfords
19.3.1999
Height: 191cm Weight: 83kg

Mobile tall forward who is strong overhead and has innate goal sense. Averaged 15.8 disposals, 6.2 marks and 2.8 goals for Western Australia providing a consistent target up forward. Capped off a very impressive NAB AFL Under-18 Championships by winning the Larke Medal as Division 1 best player overall and winning All-Australian Under-18 honours. Made senior debut with West Perth late in year.

2. Zac Bailey
Northern Territory/Southern Districts/Norwood
23.9.1999
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg

Hard-edged medium midfielder with a good burst of speed away from the midfield and able to set up many opportunities for...


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Building Communities

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Justine Teggelove (right) picture with her son Daniel ‘Daz’ Teggelove.

Justine Teggelove was never a fanatic football fan. However, after realising the role sport could play in creating inclusive environments for young people, Justine and her company Rodine Australia partnered with North Melbourne’s celebrated not-for-profit, The Huddle.

Adopted and raised in Western Australia, Justine grew-up surrounded by sport – in particular AFL – and was often inspired by its ability to bring people together and build her community.

“I was exposed to inclusiveness from a young age. It was rare that I was made to feel as though my skin colour was a factor in what I could do, or what I could achieve. I believe sport played a role in breaking down barriers, and making my norm-norm (normal) one that was mostly free from racism,” Ms Teggelove said.

“My mum always said that I was born from her heart...


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Building Communities

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Justine Teggelove (right) picture with her son Daniel ‘Daz’ Teggelove.

Justine Teggelove was never a fanatic football fan. However, after realising the role sport could play in creating inclusive environments for young people, Justine and her company Rodine Australia partnered with North Melbourne’s celebrated not-for-profit, The Huddle.

Adopted and raised in Western Australia, Justine grew-up surrounded by sport – in particular AFL – and was often inspired by its ability to bring people together and build her community.

“I was exposed to inclusiveness from a young age. It was rare that I was made to feel as though my skin colour was a factor in what I could do, or what I could achieve. I believe sport played a role in breaking down barriers, and making my norm-norm (normal) one that was mostly free from racism,” Ms Teggelove said.

“My mum always said that I was born from her heart...


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Draft crop favours North

With the draft just days away, it seems we are no clearer on which player will be taken with the first pick. The Herald Sun reports the Lions’ list managers and executives are torn between Andrew Brayshaw and Cameron Rayner as their No.1, and will attempt to sort their differences out at a meeting on Wednesday.

Brayshaw and Rayner are among a group of six players including Patrick Dow, Adam Cerra, Luke Davies-Uniacke and Jaidyn Stephenson, all with No.1 credentials creating a situation that can only favour North Melbourne, according to club Recruiting Manager Mark Finnigan.

“It won’t be any surprise if any of those guys go number one,” Finnigan told NMFC.com.au.

Taking Cerra as an example to back up Finnigan’s view, Darren Bewick, who coached him at Eastern Ranges, told the AFL’s website the teenager “is as good a player that has come through our program”.

"He got injured last year...


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Draft crop favours North

With the draft just days away, it seems we are no clearer on which player will be taken with the first pick. The Herald Sun reports the Lions’ list managers and executives are torn between Andrew Brayshaw and Cameron Rayner as their No.1, and will attempt to sort their differences out at a meeting on Wednesday.

Brayshaw and Rayner are among a group of six players including Patrick Dow, Adam Cerra, Luke Davies-Uniacke and Jaidyn Stephenson, all with No.1 credentials creating a situation that can only favour North Melbourne, according to club Recruiting Manager Mark Finnigan.

“It won’t be any surprise if any of those guys go number one,” Finnigan told NMFC.com.au.

Taking Cerra as an example to back up Finnigan’s view, Darren Bewick, who coached him at Eastern Ranges, told the AFL’s website the teenager “is as good a player that has come through our program”.

"He got injured last year...


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History of pick 76

North Melbourne’s fourth pick in this year’s draft will come at pick 76, and despite it being a late fifth round selection, history proves there are some handy players to be found

While many clubs have elected to pass when they’ve held this pick, some of those who have chosen to make a selection have drafted some serviceable players.

North held this pick in the 2012 draft, and used it to elevate then rookie Sam Gibson to the senior list.

Notable players who have been recruited with pick 76 include Paul Seedsman in 2010 who now plays for Adelaide after being recruited from Collingwood, and Andrew Raines who was selected by Richmond in 2003.

History of pick 76

2016 - Mitchell Lewis - 0
2015 - N/A
2014 - Alec Waterman - 0
2013 - Kyle Hartigan (Rookie Promotion) - 66
2012 - Sam Gibson (Rookie Promotion) - 117
2011 - Jason Blake - 20
2010 - Paul Seedsman - 69
2009 - Shane Thorne - 0
2008 - Not...


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History of pick 76

North Melbourne’s fourth pick in this year’s draft will come at pick 76, and despite it being a late fifth round selection, history proves there are some handy players to be found

While many clubs have elected to pass when they’ve held this pick, some of those who have chosen to make a selection have drafted some serviceable players.

North held this pick in the 2012 draft, and used it to elevate then rookie Sam Gibson to the senior list.

Notable players who have been recruited with pick 76 include Paul Seedsman in 2010 who now plays for Adelaide after being recruited from Collingwood, and Andrew Raines who was selected by Richmond in 2003.

History of pick 76

2016 - Mitchell Lewis - 0
2015 - N/A
2014 - Alec Waterman - 0
2013 - Kyle Hartigan (Rookie Promotion) - 66
2012 - Sam Gibson (Rookie Promotion) - 117
2011 - Jason Blake - 20
2010 - Paul Seedsman - 69
2009 - Shane Thorne - 0
2008 - Not...


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AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs.

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the...


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AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs.

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the...


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AFL: Up-and-comers

Which of your club's young players is primed to take the next step? Who needs a big pre-season?

AFL.com.au's writers take a comprehensive look at each club's players from the 2014 draft and later, assessing their early pre-season form, picking those set for a big 2018 and identifying those in need of a big summer.

Forward Mitch McGovern and midfielder Hugh Greenwood are set to be in the Crows' best 22 heading into next season. McGovern showed glimpses of his spectacular marking ability this year, while basketball convert Greenwood will be better after his third football pre-season. Greenwood is a contested ball king. The speedy Wayne Milera looks like a natural fit to take over Charlie Cameron's spot in attack as a pressure forward. Also, don't be surprised to see third-year defender Tom Doedee get a crack at taking over the third-tall defender role left vacant by Jake Lever's move...


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