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Murray Kangaroos
Murray Kangaroos Football Club logo
Full nameMurray Kangaroos Football Club
Nickname(s)MKs, Kangas, Roos, Rooboys
Club details
Dissolved2002; 21 years ago (2002)
Colours  Royal Blue and   White
CompetitionVictorian Football League
Ground(s)Coburg City Oval (capacity: 15,000)
 Lavington Oval (capacity: 20,000)

Murray Kangaroos Football Club, officially nicknamed The Kangaroos, was an Australian rules football club which competed in the Victorian Football League between 2000 and 2002. The football club was a joint venture between the North Melbourne Football Club and the Ovens and Murray Football League and served as North Melbourne's reserve side.

The Ovens and Murray region was formerly zoned towards North Melbourne, and the club enjoys good support in the area.


Following season 1999, the AFL Reserves Grade was terminated leaving AFL clubs without a place to field their reserves players. The Kangaroos, together with the Ovens and Murray Football League launched their own stand-alone VFL club in the Victorian Football League called the Murray Kangaroos. The club's home games were split between Coburg City Oval in Melbourne, and Lavington Oval in Albury-Wodonga.[1]

The side was made up with players from the Kangaroos, and topped up with players from the Ovens and Murray League offering a second chance to footballers who had missed out on the draft.

At the end of 2002, The Kangaroos disbanded the club citing pressure from the AFL, and cost-cutting measures (the club cost around $100,000 a year to field). North Melbourne instead decided to align with the Port Melbourne Football Club in a short-term deal.[2]

Honour roll


Best and Fairest

Leading Goalkicker

VFL Club Records

Highest Score 26.18 (174) v Essendon, Round 9, 2002, Windy Hill
Lowest Score 5.9 (39) v Sandringham, Round 16, 2000, Lavington Sports Ground
5.9 (39) v Coburg, Round 18, 2000, Lavington Sports Ground
Greatest Winning Margin 96 points v Essendon, Round 9, 2002, Windy Hill
Greatest Losing Margin 93 points v Coburg, Round 20, 2001, Coburg City Oval
Lowest Winning Score 13.10 (88) v Preston 9.12 (66), Round 16, 2001, Lavington Sports Ground
Highest Losing Score 17.14 (116) v Box Hill 22.13 (145), Round 5, 2002, Box Hill City Oval
17.14 (116) v Preston 18.14 (122), Round 11, 2002, Coburg City Oval


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  3. ^ "Football Victoria: VFL Clubs". Archived from the original on 11 December 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
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