The return of Cam Delaney in defence wasn't enough to stop North Ballarat falling to a 44-point loss against the Northern Blues.
1:05pm May 19, 2013
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has refused to blame the umpires for his side’s gut-wrenching two-point loss.
1:38am May 18, 2013
Nic Naitanui's after the siren goal has helped West Coast to a two-point win.
11:37pm May 17, 2013
1869 Club was established and known as Hotham
1888 Club officially began playing as North Melbourne
1896 Club were left out of the newly formed VFL
1903 North Melbourne won it’s first VFA Premiership
1907 Club made its’ first attempt to join the VFL but were denied
1910 North Melbourne won it’s third VFA Premiership
1925 The North Melbourne Football Club joined the VFL
1927 Syd Barker returned to the Club as captain/coach
1937 Club membership sales set a league record of 2.400
1945 North Melbourne reached the final four for the first time
1949 Club played in its’ first semi and preliminary finals
1950 The Kangaroo became the Club’s official mascot. The Club made its first VFL Grand Final.
1965 Club moved to the Coburg City Oval. Noel Teasdale tied for the Brownlow Medal (was later awarded retrospectively)
1966 Club returned to the Arden Street Oval
1969 Social Club was built next to the Arden Street administration offices
1971 Allen Aylett announced a five-year plan to the Club’s first premiership
1972 David Dench was appointed as the League’s youngest ever captain
1973 Keith Greig won the Brownlow Medal
1974 Keith Greig won his second Brownlow Medal and Doug Wade won the Coleman Medal kicking 103 goals. The Roos lost the Grand Final to Richmond.
1975 North Melbourne won its’ first VFL Premiership, defeating Hawthorn
1977 North Melbourne tied against Collingwood in the Grand Final. North Melbourne won the Grand Final replay.
1978 Malcolm Blight won the Brownlow Medal
1982 Macolm Blight won the Coleman Medal with 103 goals.
1983 Ross Glendinning won the Brownlow Medal
1984 The MCG became the Kangaroos new home ground
1990 John Longmire won the Coleman Medal with 98 goals.
1991 Ron Casey was appointed Chairman of the Club
1993 Denis Pagan was appointed Coach and Wayne Carey appointed Captain. The Roos record their highest ever score - 35.19 (229) - against the Swans in Round 6.
1994 The North Melbourne Football Club celebrated its’ 125th anniversary
1996 The Kangaroos won the AFL Centenary premiership
1998 Club decided to play selected home games in Sydney
1999 The Kangaroos won their fourth premiership
2000 Chairman Ron Casey died. The team reached its seventh consecutive preliminary final.
2001 Club announced it would play selected home games in Canberra. Allen Aylett was appointed Chairman after an absence of almost 25 years. Club announced its Team of the Century. Greg Miller resigned as CEO after 16 years with the Club. Club missed the finals for the first time since 1993.
2002 Wayne Carey exits the club in controversial circumstances. Anthony Stevens announced as Captain.
2003 Dean Laidley appointed coach and leads club to the brink of the finals.
2004 Anthony Stevens, in his final year, hands over the captaincy to dual premiership star Adam Simpson.
2005 Third-year coach Dean Laidley led his team back into the finals with a fifth-placed finish at the end of the home-and-away season. The Kangaroos also said good-bye to club stars Leigh Colbert and Corey McKernan. Shannon Grant and Brent Harvey were named All-Australians.
2006 The Roos slumped to their lowest ever position, finishing 14th after just seven wins for the season.
2007 Dean Laidley led his team to a Top 4 finish and the first finals victory for the club in almost a decade. After the season James Brayshaw took over as Chairman and the club rejected the AFL’s proposal to move to the Gold Coast.
2008 Posted a record million dollar profit due to a 34,000 strong membership base. The Arden Street redevelopment finally became a reality thanks to the efforts of CEO Eugene Arocca. The shareholders were removed and North Melbourne became a member owned club.
2009 Adam Simpson handed the captaincy to Brent Harvey in the pre-season. Construction of North Melbourne's long awaited $15 million new facilities began. Injuries to key players throughout the home and away season denied the Kangaroos any chance of a successful year.
Dean Laidley stood down as senior coach and Darren Crocker was installed as caretaker coach for the remaining ten matches. Former Brisbane Lion Brad Scott was announced as the new North Melbourne coach until the end of 2012.
2010 Debutants throughout the year were Ryan Bastinac, Ben Cunnington, Jamie Macmillan, Ben Speight, Nathan O'Keefe, Robbie Tarrant and Marcus White.
Captain Brent Harvey won a club record fifth Syd Barker Medal, sharing with fellow leader and veteran Brady Rawlings. North Melbourne fell short of finals by percentage only.
2012 North Melbourne makes the finals for the first time since 2008. Andrew Swallow wins his third Syd Barker Medal in four years. Aegis Park redevelopment commences with plans to make the ground the same dimensions at Etihad Stadium.