Northern Knights (NAB League)

The Northern Knights is an Australian rules football club playing in the NAB League, the top statewide under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based in Preston, representing the northern suburban area of Melbourne.

Northern Knights
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Full nameNorthern Knights Football Club
2019 season
After finals7th
Home-and-away season6th
Club details
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
Colours  White   Navy Blue
CompetitionNAB League
CoachLeigh Clarke
Captain(s)Brayden Gillard
PremiershipsNAB League (4) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Ground(s)Preston City Oval, Preston
Other information
Official websiteNKFC

The Knights are one of the six original clubs set up as part of a plan by the Victorian State Football League to replace the traditional club zones with independent junior clubs.[1] This was to help aid in player development and the process of the AFL draft, which allows U18 players the opportunity to be selected by AFL clubs.

Northern Knights have had many of their players drafted into the AFL, including the first two selections in the 2007 AFL Draft, Matthew Kreuzer and Trent Cotchin,[2] and the fifth selection in the 2008 AFL Draft, Michael Hurley. Previously drafted players include Anthony Rocca, Brent Harvey, Jack Grimes, Lance Whitnall, Brent Stanton, Heath Shaw, Marcus Bontempelli and David Zaharakis.[3]


  • Premierships (4): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Runners-up: Nil
  • Wooden Spoons (4): 2000, 2004, 2008, 2016

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