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North Melbourne
North Melbourne FC logo.svg
Full name North Melbourne Football Club Ltd
Nickname(s) Kangaroos, Roos, Kangas, Norff, Shinboners
2018 season
Home-and-away season 9th
Leading goalkicker Ben Brown (61 goals)
Syd Barker Medal Shaun Higgins
Club details
Founded 1869; 151 years ago (1869)
Colours      Royal blue      white
Competition Australian Football League
Chairman Ben Buckley
Coach Brad Scott
Captain(s) Jack Ziebell

VFL/AFL (4): 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999

VFA (6): 1903, 1904, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1918
Ground(s) Docklands Stadium (Marvel Stadium) (capacity: 56,347)
  Blundstone Arena (capacity: 20,000)
Former ground(s) Arden Street (1883–1985)
MCG (1984–1999)
Training ground(s) Arden Street
Other information
Official website

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, Victoria, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium.

The club's mascot is a grey 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".

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