1971 U/19's Season
Coach: Bill Hoogen
Captain: Tim O'Malley
Vice Captain: Ken Laker
Best and Fairest: Tim O'Malley
Leading Goalkicker: Alex Gellately 32 goals (eq. 18th in the competition), and Tim O'Malley 31 goals (22nd in the competition)
As well as being voted the Blues' Under-19 Best and Fairest in 1971, Tim O'Malley also became the fifth Blue to win the Morrish Medal as the outstanding player in the competition.
Round 3: 17th April 1971
Result: Lost by 44 points
Goalkickers: Alex Gellately 5, R.Canny 3, Dixon 3, Cator 2, Tim O'Malley 2, John Boyd 1, P. English 1, J.Kot 1.
Best: Dixon, John Boyd, Graeme Robertson, Ray Koeleman, Tim O'Malley, R.Canny.
Round 10: 5th June 1971
Result: Won by 51 points.
Round 11: 12th June 1971
Result: Lost by 13 points
Goalkickers: John Trueman 5, Alex Gellately 2, Ray Koeleman 2, Tim O'Malley 2, Rod Austin 1, Stephen Tolley 1.
Best: John Trueman, P. Purtell, Tim O'Malley, T. McKean, Smith.
Round 16: 17th July 1971
St Kilda 11.06.72
Result: Won by 10 points
Goalkickers: Ken Laker 2, John Pater 2, John Trueman 2, John Boyd 1, T.Everett 1, Terry Kernan 1, Tim O'Malley 1, Smith 1, Bill Tucknott 1.
Best: Graeme Bowtell, Tim O'Malley, Ray Koeleman, John Pater, Bill Tucknott, Ken Laker.
Round 21: 21st August 1971
Result: Won by 112 points
Goalkickers: Terry Kernan 5, Stephen Tolley 5, L.Cartwright 4, P. Purtell 3, R. Canny 3, Ray Koeleman 2, J. Kot, Leonard, Smith 1.
Best: John Pater, L.Cartwright, Tim O'Malley, Stephen Tolley, Smith, Graeme Bowtell, P. Purtell.
Round 22: 28th August 1971
Result: Lost by 52 points
Goalkickers: R.Canny 2, L.Cartwright 2, P. Purtell 2, Terry Kernan 1, Ray Koeleman 1, Alan Mangels 1.
Best: Graeme Bowtell, Tim O'Malley, L.Cartwright, P. Purtell, John Pater, Smith.
1971 End of Home & Away Season Ladder
Pos=Position, Wi=Wins, Lo=Losses, Dr=Draws, Po=Points, Fo=Points For, Ag=Points Against, %=Percentage
Note: This was the last season of the Final Four Finals Series.
1971 U/19's Finals Series
1st Semi Final - Richmond 11.16.82 d Collingwood 11.10.76
2nd Semi Final - Melbourne 15.17.107 d Essendon 13.15.93
Preliminary Final - Essendon 19.9.123 d Richmond 8.22.70
Grand Final - Melbourne 18.15.123 d Essendon 16.14.110