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Back to basics

Luke McDonald is on a mission – a mission to improve.

6:48pm  Jul 1, 2015

Taking the game on

North's defence is aiming to "take the game on and be more aggressive" in the second half of the year.

6:20pm  Jul 1, 2015

Scouting Report: Rd 14

The efficiency of clearances plays a large part in a team’s performance.

5:13pm  Jul 1, 2015




The North Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1869 and became known as ‘the Kangaroos’ in 1950.

The fourth oldest football club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest in the world, North Melbourne’s administration and training facility is based on Arden Street in North Melbourne.

League games were played at the venue, but the club’s home matches are now held at Etihad Stadium, Docklands.

The club was inducted into the Victorian Football League in 1925 and is characterised by its inner-city location, working-class background and a determination to succeed, even against the odds. The club has an envied culture and those lucky enough to have played in the royal blue and white are dubbed "Shinboners"; a term which dates back to the 19th-century and local abattoir-workers.

The phrase ‘Shinboner Spirit’ is synonymous with the club.

The club's motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for "Victory Demands Dedication".

History Overview

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Player History

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Jumper History

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Trade History

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Tribunal History

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Club Records

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Guernsey Numbers

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NMFC Archives

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Draft History

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Arden Street History

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