The Fourth Eighteen was formed in 1951 and was to be used as a feeding ground to the 3rd XVIII (Richmond Thirds), a team to cater for lads who had recently left school and also a recruiting ground for boys from 14 years upwards who lived in unallotted territory. (Richmond Annual Report 1952)
Richmond are fielding a Fourth 18 this season, which will consist of young players just leaving school. It is an under 17 team which will play in the Melbourne Boys' League and will play all its games as curtain-raisers to the second 18 games.
NB: The Under 17 Grade played its matches during the 1969 season at Essex Heights Oval, Mount Waverley, and transferred from the Melbourne Boys' League to the South-East Suburban League.
As a result, the Richmond Fourths became Essex Heights Football Club Under 17.
First place received The Roy Woods Trophy
|=3rd||Trevor Hart, Kevin Smith|
|1967||1st||Trevor Wilson||41 votes|
|2nd||G Payne||40 vote|
|3rd||I McNee||38 votes|
|1969||1st||Ian Miles||was also captain this year|
|1980||1st||Ben Harris||Essex Heights Under 17|