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George David Challis
9 February 1891
Place of birth
Cleveland, TAS (7211)
15 July 1916 (aged 25)
Place of death
Teacher, Clerk (Victorian Railways)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 78d
Last game: 24y 221d
Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Carlton: 5, 12
State of origin
Levi Casboult (Great great nephew)
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AFL: 1,856th player to appear, 3,320th most games played, 4,048th most goals kickedCarlton: 262nd player to appear, 250th most games played, 335th most goals kicked
George Challis, a pacy and highly skilled wingman, commenced his senior football career in 1909 with Launceston and was a member the same year of the club’s NTFA premiership-winning team. In 1911 he represented Tasmania at the Adelaide carnival after which he was awarded the Bibby Trophy as his team’s best player in the competition.
The 1912 season saw Challis at Carlton where he played 70 games and kicked 16 goals in four seasons. A Victorian interstate representative in 1912, he rounded off his career in the best way imaginable by being one of the Blues’ best in their 11.12 to 6.9 grand final defeat of Collingwood.
George Challis went on to enlist and serve abroad in the AIF. He died in action in March 1916 aged just twenty-six.
Author - John Devaney