The North Melbourne Football Club, otherwise known as the Kangaroos, was established in 1869, but failed to join the VFL until 1925 after almost 30 years of trying. North Melbourne have won 4 premierships with the last being in 1999. In the time since they have finished in the league’s top eight nine times but failed to make a major dent. Unfortunately, the team are on track to take home the wooden spoon for the 2021 season.
With the team’s huge legacy of greats, the current side of Roos players have big shoes to fill. The immediate players that come to mind are future hall of famers Brent Harvey and Drew Petrie. There are big names at North Melbourne currently with the likes of Jaidyn Stephenson, Jack Ziebell, Jy Simpkin, Robbie Tarrant and Cameron Zurhaar. The Roos have a tremendous weight to lift, but they might just have the roster to do it in the coming years.
North Melbourne Kangaroos 2021 Preview
Not having a huge legacy, the current head coach David Noble still has his best days ahead of him as an AFL head coach. The club has not been a favourite for some time and have a lot of work to do if they want to climb up the ladder.
Currently sitting rock bottom of the table, North Melbourne are the league’s punching bag. Their wins have come against Hawthorn, Gold Coast and West Coast in a fairly unimpressive manner. North Melbourne don’t have much of an optimistic run in at home over the back end of the year, facing mainly the AFL premiership contenders and favourites. Hopefully, a win over Adelaide can charge them up going into next season.
Sadly, North Melbourne have been at a loss since Brad Scott coached, with Rhyce Shaw needing to take an indefinite mental health leave. Thankfully Shaw appears to be back in the league, working closely with the Gold Coast Suns, but there is not much news on the development of North Melbourne. The North roster has some gems, with promising players like Jaidyn Stephenson and Cameron Zurhaar. Hopefully, the North Melbourne rebuild phase continues going to plan and the 2022 AFL premiership season will be more fruitful.
North Melbourne fixture and Broadcast Guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the North Melbourne Kangaroos live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected North matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 North Melbourne games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every North match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.
What time is the North Melbourne game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including North Melbourne games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|North Melbourne vs Geelong Cats||LIVE: Sat, 31 July – 1.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Richmond vs North Melbourne||LIVE: Thu, 05 Aug – TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Richmond vs North Melbourne||LIVE: Sun, 08 Aug – TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Kangaroos free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
How to watch North Melbourne live online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.
Stream the Kangaroos Live and FREE with Kayo Sports
You can watch the North Melbourne Football Club with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all Kangaroos games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Watch North Melbourne with Foxtel
Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the North Melbourne Football Club online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Stream North Melbourne games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the North Melbourne Football Club on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch North Melbourne on Channel 7
Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Swans game from every round.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
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Stream AFL with your favourite device
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Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021