1974 Ainslie First Grade Team
There were 8 teams in the 1974 ACTAFL Competition, Ainslie, ANU, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and West Canberra.
Ainslie finished in third place after the home and away games behind Manuka and Eastlake with 10 wins, 5 losses and a draw. Due to the final five Ainslie played Eastlake in the qualifying final.
Ainslie were defeated by Eastlake in the Qualifying Final.
Final score: Ainslie 8.6-54 def by Eastlake 16.16-112
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Harrold 3, Cox 2, Rendell 1, O’Neill 1, Sheedy 1
Best O’Neill, Whiteway, Fort, Hassett
Ainslie were defeated by ANU in the First Semi-Final to finish in fourth place.
Final score: Ainslie 11.14-80 def by ANU 17.9-111
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Sheedy 3, M Smith 3, Johnson 2, Shanley 2, Whyte 1
Best: Hassett, Johnson, C Smith, Fort, O’Neill
Manuka won the Premiership by defeating Eastlake by 34 points.
Garry Cox was third in the Mulrooney Medal count.
Kevin Hassett played his 150th game, Laurie Laffan, Bernie Ryan and Graham Gardiner played their 100th games during the season.
Ainslie players who represented the ACT in 1974 were J Jillard, R Rendell, C Smith, G Cox, B Read and N Gregory.
Coach: John Jillard
Ass.Coach: Garry Cox
Managers: John Bravo, John McGrath
1974 Ainslie Second Grade Team
Ainslie finished in second place on the Second Grade table after the home and away games with 12 wins and 4 losses.
Ainslie Second Grade were defeated by Manuka in the Qualifying Final.
Final score: Ainslie 12.11-83 def by Manuka 20.12-132
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Outhwaite 3, Moullakis 3, Wark 2, Hardy 1, Lancaster 1, McConville 1, Saunders 1
Best: Outhwaite, Fusinato, Gardiner, Batchelor
Ainslie were eliminated in the First Semi-Final against Eastlake to finish in fourth place.
Final score: Ainslie 5.21-51 def by Eastlake 10.9-69
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Outhwaite 2, Tormey 2, Laffan 1
Best: Brown, Ryan, Outhwaite, Fusinato, Laffan
Ian McDonald won the J McNamara Medal for the Best & Fairest in the Second Grade.
Coach: R Gowing
Manager: G Adcock
The Ainslie Monaro team finished in second place after the home and away games.
Ainslie played South Woden in the Second Semi-Final but were defeated by 33 points.
Final score: Ainslie 9.8-62 def by South Woden 14.11-95
Ainslie were defeated in the Preliminary Final by CCAE to finish in third place.
Final score: Ainslie 15.7-97 def by CCAE 18.21-129
Best: Talikka, Wilson, Stewart, McCormack, O’Rourke
Coach: J Truesdale
Manager: T Moore, G Truesdale
The Under 17 team played in the Grand Final against St Edmonds but were defeated.
Final score: Ainslie 9.8-62 def by St Edmonds 14.9-103
Best & Fairest: Barry Fort
Runner Up B&F: Garry Cox
Most Consistent: Rod Whiteway
Most Improved: Noel O’Neill
Best & Fairest: John Outhwaite
Runner Up B&F: Geoff Henry
Most Consistent: D McKellar
Most Improved: Ian McDonald
Best & Fairest: J Talikka
Runner Up B&F: G McCormack
Most Consistent: P Talintyre
Best First Year Player: J Spotswood
Best & Fairest: L Forsyth
Runner Up B&F: P Smith
Third: S Winbourne
Fourth: B Huntingford
Don Robertson Memorial Trophy: L Forsyth
Best & Fairest: P Neeson
Runner Up B&F: D Portway
Most Consistent: A Tutt
Most Versatile: A Ross
President: Alan Ray
Senior Vice President: W Smith
Vice Presidents: Lionel James, Keith Heales, Norm Neeson
Secretary: R Venables
Ass. Secretary: B Ryan
Treasurer: Barry Browning
Committee: John Bravo, P Clynes, J Cusack, G Harwood, Bruce Glossop, R Gowing, Jack McGrath, B Norbury, A Rendell, P Searle, B Thorneycroft, E Turner
Patrons: Ralph Lewis, R W Chew