The Kangaroos have an away clash against the Gold Coast Suns to open the season and then play St Kilda, Melbourne and Carlton in the next three rounds. North Melbourne meets the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, Sydney Swans, St Kilda and Western Bulldogs twice.
The Kangaroos have the bye in Round 13.
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The North Melbourne season fixture can be found below. Visit our AFL Fixtures page for home and away draws for other AFL clubs.
|1||Sat||Mar 24||Away||Gold Coast Suns||Cazaly’s||7:25pm|
|2||Fri||Mar 30||Home||St Kilda||Etihad||4:20pm|
|6||Sat||Apr 28||Home||Port Adelaide||Etihad||2:10pm|
|7||Sat||May 5||Away||Sydney Swans||SCG||7:25pm|
|9||Sat||May 19||Home||GWS Giants||Arena||1:45pm|
|11||Sun||Jun 3||Home||Brisbane Lions||Etihad||1:10pm|
|12||Sat||Jun 9||Away||Geelong Cats||GMHBA||1:45pm|
|14||Sat||Jun 23||Away||Western Bulldogs||Etihad||7:25pm|
|16||Sun||Jul 8||Home||Gold Coast Suns||Etihad||1:10pm|
|17||Sun||Jul 15||Home||Sydney Swans||Etihad||3:20pm|
|19||Sun||Jul 29||Home||West Coast||Blundstone||1:10pm|
|20||Sat||Aug 4||Away||Brisbane Lions||Gabba||2:10pm|
|21||Sun||Aug 12||Home||Western Bulldogs||Etihad||1:10pm|
|22||Sun||Aug 19||Away||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide||4:40pm|
The Kangaroos finished 15th on the ladder and won just 6 games for the season.
Ladder: 15th - 22: 6-16-0 (24pts)
Most Kicks: Luke McDonald 276
Most Handballs: Ben Cunnington 327
Most Disposals: Ben Cunnington 511
Most Marks: Robbie Tarrant 131
Most Goals: Ben Brown 63
Most Hitouts: Todd Goldstein 576
Shaun Higgins took out the 107 Syd Barker Medal for the Kangaroos in argubaly his best season of football. Higgins scored 217 votes to defeat Ben Cunnington 211 and Ben Brown 209 in an exciting vote count.
1st: Shaun Higgins - 217 votes
2nd: Ben Cunnington - 211 votes
3rd: Ben Brown - 209 votes
Next: Robbie Tarrant 204, Luke McDonald 192, Jack Ziebell 161, Sam Gibson 161, Taylor Garner 134, Scott Thompson 126 and Shaun Atley 125.
Big loping forward Ben Brown scored 14 votes to top the North Melbourne Brownlow Medal count, finishing three ahead of Ben Cunnington on 11 votes, although the latter was ineligible after suspensions during the season. Best and fairest winner Shaun Higgins was third in the count with 9 votes.
1st: Ben Brown - 14 votes
2nd: Ben Cunnington 11 (ineligible)
3rd: Shaun Higgins 9
Next: Jarrad Waite 3 (ineligible), Sam Gibson 1, Mason Wood 1 and Jack Ziebell 1.
The Kangaroos managed just 40 Brownlow Medal votes, the lowest of any club in the 2017 season.