Preview Round 20 v Hawthorn - 150th Anniversary celebration game

giantroo

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North Melbourne is commemorating its 150th anniversary in 2019.

To help mark the occasion, a weekend of celebrations has been organised in Round 20, when North faces Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium under Friday night lights, August 2; the matchup a fitting one given the Kangaroos defeated to Hawks to win the club’s first flag in 1975.

Before, during and after the game, members and fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the club’s rich history, with a focus on momentous occasions and premierships. A lap of legends will take place before the bounce while highlights of past successes and memorable moments play on the scoreboard and over the PA.

Members and fans can also attend The Chairman’s Function, presented by Mazda, where club greats and key personalities will be in attendance. This sit-down two course dinner with premium beverages and premium seating will be one for the ages with tickets selling fast.

Following the game, the celebrations will continue into Saturday, August 3, when North’s Arden Street headquarters will be opened up to its members for the first time since undergoing a renovation.

Fans will have the opportunity to enter the inner-sanctum and take a guided tour of the new players’ locker rooms and other amenities. The day will also include player appearances, merchandise sales and a pop up museum to showcase the club’s key moments.

Supporters are encouraged to stay and watch North’s VFL side take on the Box Hill Hawks from 2.00pm on the Arden Street Oval with partner activations and food trucks on site.

To top it all off, a reunion for past players and administrators will be held.
 
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giantroo

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https://m.nmfc.com.au/news/2019-04-30/the-shinboners-book



To celebrate the club's 150th season, North Melbourne is releasing a limited edition of 'The Shinboners Book: The History of the North Melbourne Football Club.'

A club built upon a set of core values that upholds it to this day, North Melbourne is a source of unjustifiable pride to all those who have contributed to it since it was established in 1869.

The book - featuring North’s 150 Years logo on the cover - recounts the defining moments of the club’s history, from the times of jubilation, to the times of adversity.

With such a rich history having shaped the North Melbourne Football Club into what it is today, this collector’s item is a must-have for all North fans.

10% discount is available for all 2019 North Melbourne members

Pre-order your copy of the book here
 

Zondor

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This President's Dinner prior to the Round 20 encounter doubling up as a Celebration of our 150th Year strikes me as being an after thought. There should be an Official Dinner / Night whereby everybody who has played for / been part of the club is invited along with all of the Playing Group. In 2016 there was an official function celebrating the 20th Year Anniversary of our 1996 Premiership which doubled as a Club Hall of Fame Function. Why we don't have a Similar Function to Celebrate our 150th Year / 1999 Premiership Win is staggering. Poor Form by those at the club from the CEO and President down. :stern look
 

Devil Fish

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This is what you call The Poor Mans 150th Celebrations.


And no recognition of the 1999 premiership team..... conspiracy theorists may draw the conclusion the club is not happy with some of the negative comments from members of that team towards BS and co. and this is the clubs form of retribution..........
 

Marstermind

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Lets hope we aren't s**thouse.
Nah. We'll be right. We always show up for the big occasions. I mean Good Fri....oh nah. What about our first Friday night in 2 years....oh hang on. Umm...didn't we win when Luke McDonald played his 100th game? Yeah we did. Soooo....this'll be HUGE!!!
 

numchuks

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Agree with most comments.

From memory, in 2005 a huge gala ball was held at the Exhibition Building to celebrate 80 years in the VFL.

Where every past living player was invited and the Shinboner of the Century was announced.

One would have thought such a momentous occasion as 150 years of existence would have evoked a similar, if not bigger event.

Not just a presidents dinner during a football match.
 
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