Northern Knights

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For the former Continental Basketball Association team (United States), see Anchorage Northern Knights.
Northern Knights
Full name Northern Knights Football Club
Nickname Knights
Sport Australian rules football
Founded 1992
First season 1992
League TAC Cup
Home ground NAB Oval, Preston, Victoria
President Peter Kennedy
Head coach Andrew Shakespeare
Captain Joshua Iacobaccio
Strip
Blue and white guernsey, black shorts, black socks

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

The Knights are one of the six original clubs set up as part of a plan by the AFL 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, Nick Stevens and David Zaharakis.[3]

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