Under 19s Best and Fairest
The official competition was known as the 'Thirds' in 1946, and became the 'Under 19's from the 1960 season onwards.
The competition ended at the end of 1991 and replaced with the TAC Cup.
From 1950, first place received the Jack.J. Smith Memorial Cup; former Committeeman, Secretary and Treasurer who was 'a great advocate for the junior players of Richmond' (1950 Annual Report)
From 1982, runner up in the Best and Fairest is awarded the Les York Memorial Trophy. Les was timekeeper from 1967-1981, including 350 consecutive games.
In 1937 an Under 18s team was formed known as the Richmond Recruits. The press gave them the moniker ''Kittens. In subsequent years it was an Under 19s team. There was also an Under 17s version.
I've included in this list (pre 1946) the Best and Fairest results of the Richmond Recruits.
|1940||1st||Len Foster||Richmond Recruits|
|1941||1st||Frank Stamford||Richmond Recruits. Listed in 1941-1979 Annual Meeting Minute Book|
|1942||1st||Arthur Mooney||Richmond Recruits.|
|1943||1st||Jack Turner||Richmond Recruits ?|
|1944||1st||Bill Malone||Richmond Recruits|
|1946||1st||Jack Gray||First recipient of the Richmond Thirds Best and Fairest|
|1950||1st||Alan Watson||Brother of former player Clive + Ron|
|1952||1st||Graeme Richmond||Captain. Also played for Richmond Reserves this year|
|3rd||B. R Edmunds||Cup|
|1968||1st||Anthony Smith||at least 16 games this season, and 29 goals|
|2nd||Paul Keane||younger brother of Mervyn Keane|
|1983||1st||Phillip Scala||53 votes|
|2nd||Paul Dudley||47 votes|
|=3rd||Chris Pym, Paul Hogarth|
|=5th||Anthony Battersby, Stephen Ryan||20|
|=7th||Roger Prezens, Cory Young||18|
|1990||1st||Paul Clohesy||118. at least 11 games this season|
|=9th||Nathan Bower + Mark Pitura||42|
|=11th||Stuart Edwards + Brett Hartin||38|