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
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
Changed to an Under 17 competition. Ainslie finished in third place.
Manager: Tom Evans
Best & Fairest: Bruce Carnegie
Runner Up B&F: Barry Kershaw
Most Consistent: Norm Neeson
Most Improved: J Blomfield
Best Clubman: M Denley
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
Best & Fairest: R Rendell
Runner Up B&F: P Martin
Most Consistent: R Hall
Most Improved: V Evans
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