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1947 U19s

U/19's Season 1947
Coach: Jim Francis
Captain: TBD
Best & Fairest: Bernie Baxter
Position: 4th
Premier: Melbourne


The 1947 VFL thirds season was the 2nd season of the VFL thirds. This was the first season contested by VFL clubs Fitzroy, Geelong and South Melbourne. Additionally, the VFL invited the Doutta Stars Football Club (which competed in the Essendon District Football League) to field a side, with the team known as North Essendon. The teams played an uneven number of matches, with all clubs except Carlton, Essendon, North Melbourne, Richmond and St Kilda having two byes each.











July 19'
Carlton played Richmond
Carlton lost by 20 points
Carlton 7.5.47 - 9.13.67

August 16
Carlton defeated St.Kilda
Carlton 13.17. 95 - unknown


1st Semi Final
Richmond 10.7.67 d Carlton 5.2.32

2nd Semi Final
Melbourne 11.10.76 d North Melbourne 10.12.72

Preliminary Final
North Melbourne vs Richmond

Grand Final
Melbourne 12.13 85 d North Melbourne 11.7.73





The Williamstown Chronicle March 1948, mentions a new player for Williamstown is Keith Smith who scored 100+ goals last season (1947) for Carlton thirds.

Murchison, Tatura, Stanhope, Rushworth, and Tongala Combined Thirds vs Carlton Thirds

A match in association with the GVFL to raise money for the Murchison Bush Nursing Hospital
This match was played at Murchison September 13.
Jim Francis coached the Blues. A. Mangell was the Carlton captain.
16 of the team were aged under 19 years, with the remainder less than 21.
The juniors played very well and were congratulated for their high marking and fast paced game.
Umpire; E. Telford (Rushworth)
Carlton won by 90 points
Carl; 5.2 11.11 13.13 19.19.133
Comb; 1.4 2.5 5.10 5.13.43
Goals; Robescoe 4, Baxter 4, Crawley 3, Comben 2, unknown
Best; Comben, Streeter (both won trophies), Baxter, Robescoe, Crawley
Carlton team stayed at Gregory's and the Caledonian Hotel.
A dance was held at the Murchison Mechanics hall on Saturday night. On Sunday the team vistited the Golburn Weir where lunch and refreshments were provided.
The Blues returned to Melbourne early in the evening.
(Kyabram Free Press Sept 19)

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