1969 Ainslie First Grade Team
There were seven teams in the Canberra League in 1969, Acton, Ainslie, ANU, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan and Turner.
In the First Semi-Final Ainslie came from behind to defeat ANU.
Final score: Ainslie 11.15-81 def ANU 9.14-68
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Gibbons 3, R Smith 2, I Black 2, P Johnson 2, Robinson 1, White 1
Best: R Smith, P Johnson, Gibbons, Ryan, Searle, Stubbs, Laird
Ainslie were defeated in the Preliminary Final by Manuka.
Final score: Ainslie 7.10-52 def by Manuka 11.15-81
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Searle 3, R Smith 2, Gibbons 1, I Black 1
Best: Gibbons, R Smith, B Johnston, Laird, Johnson, Brian Read
The Ainslie Preliminary Final team was:
Backs: Laurie Cronin, John Stubbs, Charles Smith
Half backs: Doug Laird, Alan Bloomfield, Phillip Harris
Centres: Barry Kershaw, Ralph Rendell Brian Read
Half forwards: Bernie Ryan, Robert Smith, Ian Black
Forwards: Graeme Cox, Peter Searle, Bruce Johnston
Rucks: Peter Johnson, Ron Robinson, Michael Gibbons
19th: David Ryder 20th: Graham Read
Manuka defeated Eastlake in the Grand Final, 11.13-79 to 9.5-59, to win their third successive Premiership.
Ainslie won the Club Championship, the L J Hooker Shield.
Ainslie defeated Eastlake in the Second Semi-Final to go through to the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 13.3-81 def Eastlake 8.7-55
The Ainslie Second Grade won its third successive Premiership defeating RMC.
Final score: Ainslie 13.11-89 def RMC 6.7-43
Goal kickers for Ainslie: K Heales 3, Dalgrin 3, Hackett 2, Glossop 2, Dunkeld 2, Gowing 1
Best: Wark, Hackett, Harris, Edwards, White, Layzell
Bob Dunkeld won the League’s Best & Fairest Award for Second Grade, the President’s Trophy.
Ainslie defeated Eastlake in the Second Semi-Final.
Final score: Ainslie 13.7-85 def Eastlake 7.13-55
Third Grade won the Premiership for the second year in a row defeating Eastlake in the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 17.8-110 def Eastlake 8.11-59
Coach: Tom Moore
Best & Fairest: Peter Johnson
Runner Up B&F: Ralph Rendell
Most Consistent: John Stubbs
Most Improved: Robert Smith
Special Award: Michael Gibbons
Best & Fairest: Owen Layzell
Runner Up B&F: Keith Heales
Most Consistent: Karl Price
Most Improved: Phillip Harris
Special Award: Bob Dunkeld
Best & Fairest: Bill Drake
Runner Up B&F: Jim Kershaw
Most Consistent: Kevin Moore
Most Improved: Tom Duffey