Macleod, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Macleod
city = Melbourne
state = vic


caption = Macleod Shops
lga = City of Darebin
lga2 = City of Banyule
postcode = 3085
pop = 8083 (2006) Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21423 | name = Macleod (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-25 | quick = on]
area = 2.7
est =
propval = $338,900 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Macleod&postcode=3085 Macleod] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Ivanhoe, Bundoora
fedgov = Batman, Jagajaga
dist1 = 18
location1= Melbourne
dist2 =
location2=
near-nw =
near-n = Bundoora
near-ne = Yallambie
near-w = Bundoora
near-e = Watsonia
near-sw = Heidelberg West
near-s = Rosanna
near-se = Viewbank

Macleod is a north eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule and the City of Darebin.

Macleod train station lies in zone 2 within the Melbourne ticketing system, on the Hurstbridge line. At the 2006 census, it had a population of 8083.

Sport

Macleod's Local Australian rules football team is the Macleod Kangaroos, who play in Division 2 of the Northern Football League (NFL). As of 2008 they have played in 3 grand finals in a row. They are based at de Winton Park. They are affiliated with the Macleod Junior Football Club (known as the Eagles) who play in the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL). The junior football club is based at Macleod Park.

Macleod's cricket team is The Macleod Eagles. They play in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association (DVCA), and were playing in the second division (known as Money Shield) until a premiership in 2007-08 saw them promoted to the first division (Barclay Shield) for the 2008-09 season. The are based at Macleod Park, known as "The Nest". In 2008-09 Macleod will field 4 senior teams, and 6 junior sides as well as a thriving "Milo in2cricket" program.

There is also a local basketball team called the Banyule Hawks whose home ground is the Banyule YMCA in Macleod.

See also

* City of Heidelberg - the former local government area of which part of Macleod was a part.
* Shire of Diamond Valley - the former local government area of which part of Macleod was a part.

References

External links

* [http://macleod.cricketvictoria.com.au Macleod Cricket Club Website]
* [http://www.sportingpulse.com/club_info.cgi?clubID=48150&c=1-3913-0-0-0 Macleod Football Club Website]
* [http://www.banyulehawks.org/index.htm Banyule Hawks Basketball Club Website]


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