1954 Ainslie First Grade Team
There were six teams in the 1954 Canberra League, Ainslie, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan-Acton, RMC and Turner.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in fourth place.
Ainslie played Manuka in the First Semi-Final. Ainslie were 5 points up at half time but Manuka got on top in the second half to win by 25 points.
Final score: Ainslie 8.9-57 def by Manuka 12.10-82
Goal kickers for Ainslie: R Bloomfield 4, J Backen 1, B Whatman 1, J Loftus 1, W Hansen 1, C Ratford 1
Best: B Whatman, J Backen, D Robertson, W Keough, R Bloomfield
The Ainslie team that played in the Semi-Final was:
D Robertson, J Cleary, J Keough, W Keough, A Ray, O Porter, L James, D Ross, B Browning, P Platt, J Backen, W Hansen, C Ratford, J Loftus, R Bloomfield, B Whatman, F Matthews, A Hawke Reserves: J Keegan, G Sheehan, Southwell, W Gale
Leading goal kicker for season 1954 was P Platt with 20 goals.
The Combine team Queanbeyan-Acton defeated Eastlake in the Grand Final to win the 1954 Premiership, 23.15-153 to 6.8-44.
Captain/Coach: Bruce Whatman, Vice-Captain: Don Ross
Manager: Stan Ray
Ainslie Second Grade finished outside the final four.
Coach: F Marryat, Tom Moore
Manager: Lionel James
Ainslie Junior team finished in third place after losing the Preliminary Final to Manuka.
Final score: Ainslie 4.3-27 def by Manuka 5.4-34.
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Webb 2, McKellar 2
Best: Bird, Hincksman, Webb, Blomfield, Linery
Leading goal kicker for the Juniors in season 1954 was John Blomfield with 48 goals.
Manager: Clive Lowes
The Ainslie Sub-Juniors played off in the Grand Final and defeated Queanbeyan-Acton by 2 points to win the Premiership.
Final score: Ainslie 8.9-57 def Queanbeyan-Acton 8.7-55
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Tully 2, Foster 2, Ryan 1, Reid 1, Wallace 1, Webb 1
Best: Tully, Reid, Bennett, Wallace, Webb, Ross
The Atoms team played in the Grand Final against Eastlake but were defeated.
Final score: Ainslie 0.1-1 def by Eastlake 2.1-13
Best: Nurse, Garner, Elvin, Morton Kelsey
Best & Fairest: Bruce Whatman
Most Consistent: Barry Browning
Most Improved: W Keogh
Best Club Man: Tom Moore
Best & Fairest: N Paterson
Most Consistent: G Hamilton
Best Club Man: F Marryat
Best & Fairest: A Bird
Most Consistent: R Hincksman
Most Improved: C Sloan
Best & Fairest: David Reid
Most Consistent: Michael Webb
Most Improved: William Gillard
Most Reliable: Bruce Donaldson
Best & Fairest: John Davies
Most Consistent: Victor Elvin
Most Improved: Allan Webster
Best & Fairest: R Garner
Most Consistent: T Elvin
Most Improved: P Nurse
Team Work: P Kelsey
President: Bruce Whatman
Senior Vice-President: Stan Ray
Secretary: Jock Whatman
Ass. Secretaries: J W Cleary, Jim Keegan, H D Kruger
Treasurer: F Marryat
Ass. Treasurer: B Birch, V Lake
Committee: Bob Bloomfield, A Browning, C Burmester, H Goodall, Lionel James, C Lowes, J Barry McCabe, Tom Moore, P Platt, Don Ross
Patron: J C Moore