The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport’s elite competition. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Melbourne is the world’s oldest professional club of any football code. Its origins can be traced to an 1858 letter in which Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calls for the formation of a “foot-ball club” with its own “code of laws”. An informal Melbourne team played that winter and officially formed in May 1859, when Wills and three other members codified “The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club”—the basis of Australian rules football. The club was a dominant force in the early years of the game and a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1896, now the national AFL. Melbourne has won 13 VFL/AFL premierships, the latest in 2021. The club was a founding team of the AFL Women’s league.

In 1933, Melbourne was beginning to rebuild its side and abandoned the name ‘Fuchsias’ for a more ferocious title—the ‘Demons’. This was inspired by then coach Frank “Checker” Hughes reportedly saying to the players in a game ‘lift up your heads and play like demons!’. Over the years, the club has used various iterations of demons as club mascots. This includes Ronald Deeman from the AFL Mascot Manor franchise. The current club mascots are Chuck, Checker, and Cheeky. Chuck is named after legendary coach Frank “Checker” Hughes; Daisy is named after the inaugural captain of the women’s team, Daisy Pearce; and Flash is named after the 2009 Keith “Bluey” Truscott Medallist, Aaron Davey.

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