1963 Ainslie First Grade Team

There were eight teams in the Canberra League in 1963, Acton, Ainslie, ANU, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and Turner.


Ainslie finished the home and away games in third place with 12 wins and 5 losses behind Eastlake and Manuka. Ainslie started the season with nine successive victories.


Ainslie defeated Acton in the First Semi-Final.

Final score: Ainslie 13.13-91 def Acton 10.18-78

Goal kickers for Ainslie: Chapman 7, Webb 1, Edwards 1, Heales 1, J Blomfield 1, Browning 1, Aitken 1


Ainslie met Manuka in the Preliminary Final at Manuka Oval.

Final score: Ainslie 5.12-42 def by Manuka 14.20-104


The Ainslie First Grade team for the Preliminary Final was:

Hawke, Carnegie, Reddacliffe, Palmer, Neeson, Searle, Kershaw, Gowan, Girvin, Browning, Aitken, Murphy, Edwards, Chapman, Webb, Irvine, J Blomfield, Heales,   Reserves: Spencer, Grant

Emergencies: M Elliot, Eastcott


Eastlake defeated Manuka in the Grand Final, 11.15-81 to 6.14-50


Coach: Norm Neeson

Managers: Harry McCulloch, Richard Adler


Second Grade


Ainslie Second Grade were defeated in the First Semi-Final by Queanbeyan to finish fourth.

Final score: Ainslie 5.6-36 def by Queanbeyan 6.11-47

Goal kickers for Ainslie: Bowman 3, Coldacott 2, Calear 1


The Ainslie Second Grade team for the Semi-Final was:

Cross, T Moore, Allan, L Pieper, W Brown, Ryan, Eastcott, Grant, Wynack, Caldicott, Misko, L Pieper, Walsh, Bowman, M Elliot, Kruger, Armstrong, Calear  19th: K Moore  20th: Anderson  21st: Richards

Reserves: Windsor, Gale, Broinski


Coach: Bruce Whatman

Manager: Merv Denley




The Colts Under 19 grade was introduced in 1963.


Coach: Lionel James


Intermediate Grade


Changed to an Under 17 competition. Ainslie finished in third place.


Manager: Tom Evans

Club Awards


First Grade

Best & Fairest: Bruce Carnegie

Runner Up B&F: Barry Kershaw

Most Consistent: Norm Neeson

Most Improved: J Blomfield

Best Clubman: M Denley


Second Grade

Best & Fairest: W Brown

Runner Up B&F: C McDonald

Most Consistent: I Misko

Most Improved: F Grant



Best & Fairest: N Harle

Runner Up B&F: K Hackett

Most Consistent: C Law

Most Improved: J Davis


Intermediate Grade

Best & Fairest: R Rendell

Runner Up B&F: P Martin

Most Consistent: R Hall

Most Improved: V Evans

Club Officials


President: Harry Gaylard

Senior Vice President: Stan Ray

Vice Presidents: A Bryan, C Burmester, J Cleary, M Denly, T Evans, C Gregory, J Horgan, M F Kildea, H E Kruger, N Lynraven, B Martin, J Rennes, J Rowe, B Whatman, J Watt, C Williams

Treasurer: R Glynn

Secretary: Alan Ray

Committee: R Alder, E Clifford, F Cornell, T Graham, L James, H McCulloch, N Neeson, B Palmer, J Rowe


Patrons: Ralph Lewis, R W Chew



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