1960 Ainslie First Grade Team
There were seven teams in the Canberra League in 1960, Acton, Ainslie, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and Turner.
At the end of the home and away game the Ainslie First Grade were in third place. Eastlake were top and undefeated.
Ainslie defeated Queanbeyan in the First Semi-Final by 47 points.
Final score: Ainslie 13.11-89 def Queanbeyan 6.6-42
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Blomfield 4, Armstrong 3, Durkin 2, Browning 1, D Ross 1, Jordan 1, Heales 1
Ainslie were able to advance through to their third Grand Final in three years by defeating Manuka by 11 points in the Preliminary Final.
Final score: Ainslie 6.15-51 def Manuka 5.10-40
Goal Kickers for Ainslie: Jordan 1, Hawke 1, Browning 1, Loftus 1, Ross 1, Lyons 1
Best: Carnegie, Jordan, Armstrong, Browning, Ross
Eastlake showed their dominance by recording a 72 point win over Ainslie in the Grand Final before a crowd of 4,000 at Manuka Oval.
Final score: Ainslie 9.9-63 def by Eastlake 20.15-135
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Williams 4, Hawke 2, Browning 2, Armstrong 1
Best: Monaghan, Browning, Ray, Hawke, Williams, Gale, Paine
Ainslie First Grade Grand Final team was:
Backs: W Gale, K Sadler, Alan Ray
Half Backs: J Monaghan, B Paine, B Carnegie
Centres: W Ross, Les Durkin, Don Ross
Half Forwards: Robert Jordan, B Armstrong, K Williams
Forwards: Allan Hawke, J Blomfield, M Lyon
Rucks: A Irvine, Barry Browning, John Loftus
19th: Keith Heales
Coach: Ray Donnellan
Captain: Alan Ray, Vice.Capt: Tony Irvine
The Ainslie finished the home and away games in fifth place missing out on the finals.
Captain/Coach: Don Robertson
Best & Fairest: B Carnegie
Runner Up B&F: Barry Kershaw
Most Consistent: Alan Ray
Best 1st Year Player: W Ross
Best & Fairest: J Speering
Most Consistent: P Murphy
Most Improved: J Quigg
Best & Fairest: J Lange
Most Consistent: R Cross
Most Improved: P Murphy
Best Clubman: A Calear
President: Harry Gaylard
Senior Vice President: Stan Ray
Vice Presidents: A Bryan, C Burmester, J E Cleary, Tom Evans, C Gregory, J Horgan, M F Kildea, H E Kruger, N Lynraven, B Martin, J Rennes, B Whatman, J Watt, C Williams
Treasurer: R J R Glynn
Secretary: Alan Ray
Ass. Secretary: J Monaghan
Committee: E Carnall, A Irvine, W Gale, R Read, R Donnellan, T Graham, L James, J Rowe
Patrons: Ralph Lewis, R W Chew