The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). It is named after and based in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, and plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Melbourne is the world’s oldest professional club of any football code. The club’s origins can be traced to an 1858 letter in which Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calls for the formation of a “foot-ball club” with its own “code of laws”. An informal Melbourne team played that winter and was officially formed in May 1859 when Wills and three other members codified “The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club”—the basis of Australian rules football. The club was a dominant force in the earliest Australian rules football competition, the Challenge Cup, and was also a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897, which later became the national Australian Football League.
The club celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 by naming “150 Heroes” as well as creating a birthday logo which appears on its official guernsey.
Melbourne Football Club News
- Army camp to help Demons take next step MELBOURNE captain Nathan Jobes rates the two-day pre-Christmas army camp as one of the best experiences of his career and it will reap rewards for the Demons later in the year.
- Dees get serious in two-day army camp MELBOURNE players were denied sleep on the second night of a brutal two-day army camp before Christmas, during which Dom Tyson suffered a serious knee injury.
- Melbourne 2017 SuperCoach preview THIS is hard to believe — Melbourne has six premium players to choose from in 2017. Will you splash the cash on Max Gawn, or take a punt on Jack Viney? Here are some names to consider.
- Injury setback for Demon Tyson MELBOURNE midfielder Dom Tyson has suffered a pre-season setback after partially dislocating his patella tendon during a training camp.
- Hogan’s plan is to keep it simple MELBOURNE forward Jesse Hogan says he doesn’t need to change his kicking action but he doesn’t want to give the naysayers any fuel for the fire this season.
- Demons put through punishing workout THERE were casualties at Melbourne’s first training session in 2017 with Jack Watts leaving the track during a gruelling session, while Christian Petracca and Jack Viney also locking horns.
- Demon Oscar has drive to succeed LIKE his drive off the tee, Oscar McDonald has a laser-like focus on what he wants to achieve in 2017. But he and the Demons aren’t taking anything for granted.
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