Career: 1950 - 1953
Debut: Round 12, 1950 vs Melbourne, aged 22 years, 221 days
Carlton Player No. 643
Guernsey No. 19
Last Game: Round 12, 1953 vs Footscray, aged 25 years, 224 days
DOB: 29 November, 1927
Reserves Captain: 1953
Calder played 22 games for Carlton commencing in Season 1950. He kicked a single goal for the Blues.
Calder won the 'Val Murie Trophy' for finishing second in the best and fairest players for the VFL second eighteens in 1951. He was also vice captain in the 1951 reserves premiership team.
Calder was recruited from Frankston in the Mornington Peninsula League where he had played in a premiership side in 1949. Prior to playing for Frankston he played for Crib Point.
Wodonga and Towong Sentinal, January 29 1954, reported that Don Calder has been appointed coach of the Wodonga Football Club.
FootnoteDon played in the Lightning Premiership at the M.C.G. on Coronation Day, Tuesday June 2 1953.
The same day, The Argus reported that Calder has had a run with Collingwood, but has decided to remain with the Blues.
Career Highlights1951 - Murie Cup (Runner-up in the Reserves Competition Best and Fairest).
1951 - Reserves Vice-Captain
1951 - Reserves Premiership Player
1951 - Reserves Best Utility Player
1952 - Reserves Captain
1953 - Reserves Premiership Player and Captain
Heraid April 21 (p7) 1951