U/19's Season 1963
Coach: Tom Brooker
Captain: John Morrison
Best & Fairest: Adrian Gallagher
2nd: Chris Challenger
Most Consistent: Peter J. Smith
Best Clubman: John Morrison
Most Serviceable: Graham Adams
Best in Finals: Peter J. Smith
Leading Goalkicker: James Somerville 42 goals (4th in competition), and Adrian Gallagher 32 goals (9th in the competition).
Carlton would win our 4th Under 19 Flag in Season 1963, defeating Essendon.
The 1963 Under 19s Grand Final
|Venue: Maddingley Oval, Bacchus Marsh||Date: October 12, 1963|
|Result: Win by 38 points||Umpire:||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: Ron Stone (4), Tony Truscott (4), Adrian Gallagher (1), J.Spiden (1), Robert Cohen (1) and Chris Challenger (1).|
|Best: Chris Challenger, Ron Stone, John Morrison, Robert Cohen, Clive Gordon, Tony Truscott and John Kemp.|
This match was played at Maddingley Oval, Bacchus Marsh as it was the only venue that was not being used for cricket. It was staged later than scheduled because of an earlier drawn final.
1963 Under 19s Premiership Team
|B:||3 John Pretty||9 Colin Noonan||45 Robert Guest|
|HB:||14 Ted Kick||Clive Gordon (vc)||15 John Kemp|
|C:||11 Peter J. Smith||7 John Morrison (c)||17 John Vickerman|
|HF:||1 Chris Challenger||18 Tony Truscott||20 Alan Grace|
|F:||6 John Spiden||10 James Somerville||24 Ron Stone|
|Foll:||4 Graham Adams||5 Robert Cohen||16 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||2 Rod Hayes||8 Rod Holdsworth|
|Emg:||23 Bernie Dacey||34 Denis Pagan|
Carlton played Essendon
Carlton lost; 9.6.60 - 10.14.74
Goals; Lambert 3, Gallagher 2, Gordon, Johannsen, Parry, Somerville
Best; Stone, Morrison, Kemp, Guest, Challenger, Hayes
Ladder; Carlton 12th. Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3, Drawn 0, For 272, Against 304, 89.5%, Points 4
Carlton played Richmond
Match drawn; 10.12 - 9.18
Goals: J Somerville 6, Adrian Gallagher 1, G Adams 1, Nagel 1, Russian 1.
Best: Chris Challenger, Cohen, Adrian Gallagher, J Morrison, Russian, J Somerville.
Round 6 Football Record reported that Chris Challenger and R. Guest are the Carlton representatives for the VFL U19's team to play the South Australian Colts in Adelaide on June 10.
Goals: J Morrison 2, J Somerville 2, Chris Challenger 1, Adrian Gallagher 1, Nagel 1, Ron Stone 1, Tony Truscott 1.
Best: Peter J. Smith, Cohen, Tony Truscott, Nagel, C Noonan, Gorman.
North Melbourne 8.7.55
Goals:Chris Challenger 3, J Somerville 2, J Spiden 1, Ron Stone 1, Nagel 1.
Best:Adrian Gallagher, C Noonan, Peter J. Smith, R Guest, G Adams, Gorman.
Goals: Chris Challenger 2, Adrian Gallagher 2, Cohen 1, Bernie Dacey 1, Alan Grace 1, Ted Kick 1, J Somerville 1, Tony Truscott 1.
Best: Clive Gordon, Peter J. Smith, Tony Truscott, G Adams, Alan Grace, Adrian Gallagher.
Goals:Adrian Gallagher 4, J Somerville 3, Chris Challenger 2, Alan Grace 1, Ted Kick 1, Nagel 1, Ron Stone 1, Tony Truscott 1.
Best: Clive Gordon, Gorman, John Kemp, Peter J. Smith, Tony Truscott, Lower.
1963 U/19's - End of Home & Away Season Ladder
1963 U/19's Finals Series
1st Semi Final: Geelong 9.11.65 d Richmond 9.9.63
2nd Semi Final: Carlton 8.18.66 d Essendon 6.9.45
Preliminary Final: Geelong 9.9.63 drew with Essendon 9.9.63