The North Melbourne Kangaroos will induct six new life members on Sunday as part of the club’s 1996 Premiership reunion celebrations.
Stuart Anderson, Peter Bell, Glenn Freeborn, Mathew Capuano, Robert Scott and Mark Roberts will join the select group of North Melbourne life members.
The six 1996 Premiership players will be presented life membership by dual Premiership coach Denis Pagan in an official on-field presentation before the Kangaroos’ Round 21 clash with the Swans on Sunday.
A 1996 Premiership player, Anderson played 61 games as a midfielder/half-forward across four seasons at Arden St (1994-1997).
A dual Premiership player (1996 and 1999) for North Melbourne, Bell played 123 games for the club from 1996-2000. Bell collected 31 disposals and four goals in an outstanding performance in the 1999 Grand Final. Bell earned All-Australian honours in 1999 and was awarded the Syd Barker Medal in 2000.
Four seasons with North Melbourne (1995-1998) saw Freeborn play 55 games in the royal blue and white. A key member of the 1996 Premiership side, Freeborn kicked a burst of three goals during the second quarter, setting his side up for victory.
Capuano played 82 games for North Melbourne from 1994-2000 and formed a powerful ruck partnership with Corey McKernan across a successful era for the club. A dual Premiership player (1996 and 1999), Capuano was a particularly integral part of the club’s 1999 Grand Final victory.
A 1996 Premiership player, Scott played 113 games across six seasons with North Melbourne (1995-2000). Known for his speed and ability to break away from opponents, Scott kicked 58 goals for the club.
A dynamic forward over his nine seasons (1991-1999) at Arden St. Roberts kicked 150 goals over his 125 games, including the 1996 Premiership.
North Melbourne has inducted a total of 264 life members.