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North second-youngest

NMFC with Nathan Schmook (AFLcom.au)   December 1, 2017 7:10 AM

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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 Sydney 24 16
7. ESS Essendon 23 355
8. SYD Sydney 23  343 
9. MELB Melbourne  23 335 
10. FRE Fremantle  23  292 
11. WCE West Coast 23  282 
12. WB Western Bulldogs  23  259 
13. RICH Richmond 23 255
14. CARL Carlton 23 244
15. STK St Kilda  23  201 
16. BL Brisbane Lions  23 128 
17. NMFC North Melbourne  23  117 
18. GCFC Gold Coast 23  22 

Summary of 2018 AFL club lists

 CLUB AVERAGE AGE (YEARS, DAYS) AVERAGE GAMES FINALS 100+ GAMES YET TO DEBUT FROM OTHER AFL CLUBS
ADEL Adelaide 24 192 68 165 14 13  10
BL Brisbane Lions 23 128 54 65  11 12
CARL Carlton 23 244 56 56 7 8 19
COLL Collingwood 24 98 68 116 13 10 12
ESS Essendon 23 355 58 63 9 9 11
FRE Fremantle 23 292 63 144 13 12 8
GEEL Geelong 24 95 65 209 13  12 10
GCFC Gold Coast  23 22 60 31 7 9 10
GWS Greater Western Sydney 24 16 64 143 10 11 11
HAW Hawthorn 24 179 74 265 17 9 11
MELB Melbourne 23 335 57 44 8 9 12
NMFC North Melbourne 23 117  52 107 10 11 9
PORT Port Adelaide 24 50 73 109 17 10 13
RICH Richmond 23 255 62 114 11  8 8
STK St Kilda 23 201 53 32 10 10  13
SYD Sydney  23 343  66 303 11 12 4
WCE West Coast 23 282 64 169 15 16 8
WB Western Bulldogs 23 259 56 129 9 7 6
AVERAGE 23 338 62 126 11 10 10