1955 Ainslie First Grade Team
There were six teams in the Canberra League in 1955, Ainslie, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan-Acton, RMC and Turner.
Ainslie First Grade finished the 1955 season in 5th Position.
Second Grade finished in 4th position but were defeated in the First Semi Final.
19 Year old Ainslie player Barry Browning won the 1955 Mulrooney Medal becoming one of the youngest players to win. Browning polled 15 votes to win by 1 vote.
Photo right: Barry Browning
Coach: Thomas Evans
Ainslie players who were selected to play for the ACT
Representative team against Tasmania were
Barry Browning, Alan Ray, Don Robertson and Bill Keogh
John Loftus was the leading goal kicker for Ainslie
First Grade with 25 goals.
Manuka defeated Queanbeyan-Acton in the Grand Final,
12.11-83 to 8.6-54, to win the Premiership.
Second Grade finished in 4th position but were defeated in the First Semi Final by Manuka.
Final score: Ainslie 4.5-29 def by Manuka 4.16-40
Goal kickers for Ainslie: McCullough 2, Marryat 1, Webb 1
Best: Boorn, Evans, McCullough, Marryat, Webb
The Ainslie Juniors and Sub-Juniors were both defeated in the Preliminary Final to finish in third place.
The Ainslie Junior team were defeat by Manuka by 1 point.
Final score: Ainslie 2.6-18 def by Manuka 2.7-19
The Sub-Junior team was also defeated by Manuka.
Final score: Ainslie 6.3-39 def by Manuka 6.13-49
Ainslie won the Atoms and the Midgets Premierships.
The Ainslie Atoms defeated Manuka
Final score: Ainslie 1.2-8 def Manuka 1.1-7
The Ainslie Midgets defeated Eastlake.
Final score: Ainslie 3.3-21 def Eastlake 1.4-10
Best & Fairest: Alan Ray
Most Consistent: Barry Browning
Most Improved: B Gale
Best & Fairest: T Graham
Most Consistent: F Marryat
Most Improved: P Emmery
Best Clubman: M Brindley
Best & Fairest: D Reid
Most Consistent: P Kimber
Most Improved: P Charlton
Best & Fairest: W Ross
Most Consistent: B Kershaw
Most Improved: P Ross
Best & Fairest: I McKay
Most Consistent: J Davies
Most Improved: P Kershaw
Best & Fairest: J Truesdale
Most Consistent: J Williams
Most Improved: D Grubb
Coach’s Prize: W Cookran
Best & Fairest: R Shannon
Most Consistent: K Metcalfe
Most Improved: M DePlater
President: Bruce Whatman
Senior Vice-President: Stan Ray
Vice Presidents: A Bryan, J Cleary, Tom Evans, C Gregory, J Horgan, M F Kildea, H E Kruger, Ralph Lewis, M Martin, J Watt
Secretary: Charles Ratford
Treasurer: H Garner
Committee: Tom Moore, H E Kruger, B J McCabe, Jim Keegan, Don Ross, J Hipwell, F Marryat, J Cleary
Patron: J C Moore