North Melbourne Football Club originated in the year 1869, when a football team was formed for local cricketers desiring to keep fit over the winter months. The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium.
The club’s mascot is a grey or red kangaroo, and its use dates from the middle of the 20th century. The club is also unofficially known as ‘The Shinboners’, a term which dates back to its 19th-century abattoir-worker origins. The club’s motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for “Victory Demands Dedication”.
North Melbourne Football Club News
- Write off Roos at your peril: Ziebell NEW North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell is determined to prove the doubters wrong and make the new-look Roos a feared force in his debut season at the helm.
- ‘AFL is trying to ruin the game’ FED-UP footy fans have had enough of the constant rule changes and have vented their frustrations after the AFL announced it will ban the “third man up”.
- Key Kangaroos suffer pre-season setbacks NORTH Melbourne pair Scott Thompson and Sam Wright face delayed starts to 2017 after suffer pre-season setbacks that will require minor surgery.
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