1966 U/19's Season
Coach : Bill Hoogen
Captain : Graham Vincent
Best and Fairest : A Gay
Position : 8th
Premier : Essendon
Leading Goalkicker : Maurice Gale 22 goals
Club history from 1966 records that the Seniors fielded some of the youngest teams to ever play for Carlton. This percolated down through the Reserves, where most of the players were probably eligible to play in the Under 19s. The Senior Committee, led by President George Harris, had formed a policy of only recruiting players who had the potential to win Premierships for Carlton.
Carlton would come 8th in the 1966 Under 19's competition, a fair way behind Essendon who would bring up their 5th Premiership at this level.
New key players for the Blues would include Robert Walls and Bruce Doull. Walls debuted in the first match - Round 1 v Richmond while Royce Hart was lining up for Richmond. Just 2 weeks later Walls would be promoted to the Reserves team, alongside Peter Dyring when Walls was 15 years and 290 days old when he commenced 'open age football', while Bruce Doull broke his wrist on debut with the thirds in round 3 against Fitzroy at Princes Park, and missed the rest of the season.
The Under 19s coach was Bill Hoogen. Apparently, he addressed the team from over the fence at the start of the season, as the paperwork for his transfer from Coburg had not been processed in time.
Round 3: 7th May 1966
Result: Won by 21 points.
Goalkickers: Doug Baird 6, Weybury 2, Maurice Gale 1, Saunders 1, P.Stretch 1, S.Chapman 1.
Best: Doug Baird, I.Rinaldi, Derrin Skidmore, Pollard, Daffey, Cockerell.
Round 5: 21st May 1966
Result: Lost by 4 Points.
Goalkickers: B.Curley 2, Peter Dyring 2, Weybury 2, Maurice Gale 1, Stephen Jarick 1, Robert Walls 1.
Best: B.Curley, Derrin Skidmore, A.Gay, D.Turner, I.Rinaldi, Peter Dyring.
Round 6: 28th May 1966
Result: Lost by 20 Points.
Goalkickers: Maurice Gale 2, B.Curley 1, Stephen Peter-Budge 1, Pollard 1, I.Rinaldi 1, Peter Dyring 1.
Best: Stephen Peter-Budge, A.Salvatore, Robert Walls, A.Gay, I.Rinaldi, D.Turner.
Round 8: 11th June 1966
Sth Melb. 9.12.66
Result: Won by 15 Points.
Goalkickers: Maurice Gale 3, Pollard 3, B.Curley 2, Graham Vincent 1, Stephen Peter-Budge 1, I.Rinaldi, A.Salvatore 1.
Best: Stephen Jarick, Graham Vincent, D.Turner, Maurice Gale, Peter Dyring, B.Curley.
Round 9: 18th June 1966
Result: Lost by 31 Points.
Goalkickers: Maurice Gale 4, Kerrin Lawson 1, C.Mitchell 1, Robert Wyatt 1, Pollard 1, N.O'Keefe 1.
Best: Maurice Gale, Kerrin Lawson, Stephen Peter-Budge, R.Gardiner, A.Gay, D.Turner.
Round 11: 9th July 1966
Result: Lost by 28 Points.
Goalkickers: Kerrin Lawson 3, Stephen Peter-Budge 1.
Best: A.Gay, N.O'Keefe, Derrin Skidmore, Cockerill, F.Powell, A.Salvatore.
Round 12: 16th July 1966
Result: Lost by 27 Points.
Goalkickers: Doug Baird 1, A.Gay 1, Stephen Jarick 1, Robert Kirkman 1, P.Ryan 1, Robert Wyatt 1.
Best: A.Gay, N.O'Keefe, Kerrin Lawson, F.Powell, Maurice Gale, B.Curley.
Round 13: 23rd July 1966
St Kilda 9.6.60
Result: Lost by 30 Points.
Goalkickers: B.Curley 1, A.Gay, N.O'Keefe 1.
Best: Robert Kirkman, Kerrin Lawson, F.Powell, Peter Dyring, A.Gay, D.Turner.
Round 15: 6th August 1966
Result: Lost by 26 Points.
Goalkickers: Greg Britt 3, B.Curley 2, P.Cesari 1, I.Rinaldi 1, G.Snow 1.
Best: F.Powell, Peter Dyring, B.Curley, Maurice Gale, P.Cesari, I.Rinaldi, R.Gardiner.
Reports: D.Turner was suspended for four weeks for striking with an elbow.
Round 16: 13th August 1966
Result: Lost by 11 Points.
Goalkickers: B.Curley 3, Doug Baird 1, Maurice Gale 1, Pollard 1, I.Rinaldi 1.
Best: Peter Dyring, Robert Wyatt, I.Rinaldi, A.Salvatore, B.Curley, Maurice Gale.
Round 17: 20th August 1966
Result: Won by 31 Points.
Goalkickers: Maurice Gale 4, B.Curley 2, G.Donaldson 1, I.Rinaldi 1, Stephen Peter-Budge 1, A.Salvatore 1, G.Snow 1.
Best: I.Rinaldi, Greg Britt, Stephen Jarick, Maurice Gale, B.Curley, Geoff Wickham.
Round 18: 27th August 1966
Result: Lost by 10 Points.
1966 U/19's - End of Home & Away Season Ladder
1966 U/19's Finals Series
1st Semi Final: Sth Melbourne 9.9.63 d St Kilda 7.15.57
2nd Semi Final: Essendon 9.18.72 d Collingwood 6.15.51
Preliminary Final: Collingwood 10.7.67 d Sth Melbourne 8.15.63