1984 Ainslie First Grade Premiership Team
The 1984 ACTAFL Competition consisted of seven teams, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong and West Canberra.
Former VFL player with Collingwood and Richmond, Rod Oborne, was appointed as Ainslie’s Captain/Coach for the 1984 season.
Ainslie First Grade played Queanbeyan in the Second Semi-Final at Football Park, Phillip in a fiercely contested game. After Queanbeyan led by 4 points at three quarter time the lead changed several times before Ainslie ran out winners by 9 points.
Final score: Ainslie 13.7-85 def Queanbeyan 10.16-76
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Angelis 4, Miller 2, Stone 2, McCormick 2, Wilson 1, Oborne 1, Tutt 1
Best: A Smith, Stewart, Taylor, Marshall, Muir, Miller
For the third successive year Ainslie and Eastlake met in the Grand Final. Eastlake started the game strongly but Ainslie hit back to lead at half time by 11 points. From there Ainslie kicked 12 goals to 6 to win the game comfortably by 49 points and win three Grand Finals in a row and their fourteeth Premiership.
Final score: Ainslie 20.14-134 def Eastlake 12.13-85
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Angelis 9, McCormick 4, O’Brien 2, Miller 1, Oborne 1, Birzenieks 1, Rogers 1, Stone 1
Best: Stewart, Hamilton, O’Brien, Angelis, Stone, Marshall
The Ainslie Grand Final Team was:
Backs: Tony Ielasi, Alan Smith, Gordon Marshall
Half Backs: Ian Taylor, Peter Hamilton, Craig Smith
Centres: Grant O’Brien, Ken Stone, Reece Conlan
Half Forwards: Rod Oborne, Andrew Birzeneiks, John Miller
Forwards: Alan Tutt, Paul Angelis, Robbie Baxter
Rucks: Greg Stewart, Hadyn Muir, Jack McCormick
Interchange: Wayne Rogers, Ross Hincksman Reserve: P Wilson
Greg Stewart was runner-up in the Mulrooney Medal behind Geoff Hocking of Belconnen.
Paul Angelis was the leading goal kicker in the League with 139 goals. Paul kicked 29 goals in one match against West Canberra which was a record for a major league game. Ainslie also set a record in this game for the most goals kicked in a game in the ACT League of 53.15-333 .
Ten Ainslie players were selected to play representative football for the ACT. They were Rod Oborne, Jack McCormick, Alan Tutt, Andy Birzenieks, Tony Fisher, Peter Hamilton, Grant O’Brien, Paul Angelis, Alan Smith and John Miller.
Ainslie won the Club Championship for the Best Performed Club.
Captain/Coach: Rod Oborne
1984 Ainslie Second Grade Premiership Team
Ainslie finished the home and away games on top of the ladder with 16 wins and 2 losses.
Ainslie Second Grade defeated Manuka in the Second Semi-Final.
Final score: Ainslie 15.13-103 def Manuka 11.10-76
Ainslie played Manuka again in the Grand Final defeating them by 55 points.
Final score: Ainslie 16.20-116 def Manuka 9.7-61
Goal Kickers: T Lond 4 (Others not available)
Best: T Lond, P Wilson, M Richardson
This was the Fourteenth Premiership for the Ainslie Second Grade having won 13 from 17 appearances in the Grand Final in the last 18 years.
The Second Grade Grand Final Team was:
Backs: Geoff Wright, Greg Vickers, Peter Curtis
Half Backs: Ross Rendell, Anthony Maher, D Walford
Centres: Patrick Palmer, D Dennis, Robert Birch
Half Forwards: Dale Seymour, Phil Wilson, Trevor Lond
Forwards: Garry Cox, Greg Croser, Malcolm Scholes
Rucks: Michael Richardson, Alan Flood, Andrew Bink
Interchange: John Taylor, Kim Vandijk
Captain/Coach: Garry Cox
1984 Ainslie Under 19 Team
The Ainslie Under 19s finished third after the home and away games with 12 wins and 6 losses.
Ainslie defeated Belconnen in the First Semi-Final.
Final score: Ainslie 12.22-94 def Belconnen 9.8-62
Ainslie Under 19s were defeated in the Preliminary Final by Manuka to finish in third place.
Final score: Ainslie 5.10-40 def by Manuka 15.16-106
Coach: David Lalor
Captain: Rod Vickers
Manager: Pat Ford
1984 Ainslie Monaro Team
The Ainslie Monaro Team finished the season in fourth place of the Divsion 2A of the Monaro League after being defeated by RMC in the First Semi-Final.
Final score: Ainslie 5.15-45 def by RMC 12.11-83
Coach: Robert Anderson
Captain: Wayne Kelty Vice.Capt: Gary Hincksman
Manager: G Allen
1984 Ainslie Under 17 Division 1 Team
Ainslie had an Under 17 Team in both Divisions of the Grade.
The Ainslie Under 17 Division 1 team defeated Marist in the First Semi-Final.
Final score: Ainslie 9.12-66 def Marist 7.4-46
They made it through to the Grand Final by defeating St Edmunds in a close encounter in the Preliminary Final.
Ainslie were defeated by Belconnen South in the Grand Final to finish as Runners-up.
Final score: Ainslie 5.3-33 def by Belconnen South 11.11-77
The Ainslie Under 17 Div 1 team for the Grand Final was:
Backs: Craig Gillespie, Chris Mohrwinkel, Robert Kelly
Half Backs: Greg Brown, Greg Bishop, Allan Maher
Centres: Shaun Smith, Darren Fagarrazzi, Salvo Delorenzo
Half Forwards: Sean Corkhill, Craig Gibson, Paul Stephens
Forwards: Tony Ryan, Paul Birzenieks, Paul Finkeld
Rucks: Mark Sinclair, David Wilton, Peter Brudenall
Interchange: Justin Savas, James Walters, Peter Brown
1984 Ainslie Under 17 Division 2 Premiership Team
The Ainslie Under 17 Division 2 team lost the Second Semi-Final to Woden-Manuka.
Final score: Ainslie 9.8-62 def by Woden Manuka 12.10-82
They made it through to the Grand Final by defeating Tuggeranong in the Preliminary Final.
In the Grand Final they defeated Woden-Manuka to win the Premiership.
Final score: Ainslie 10.8-68 def Woden Manuka 6.4-40
Best: T Brekalo, D Potts, M Schow
The Grand Final team for the Division 2s was:
Backs: Tony Bianchini, Scott Gibson, G Duffy
Half Backs: Rod McGibbon, Tom Naughton, Robert Bianchini
Centres: Graham Moon, Michael Schow, Stephen Duffy
Half Forwards: Tony Brekalo, Geoff Barker, PaulHowell
Forwards: Greg Simsons, Greg Potts, C Doyle
Rucks: Mark Negri, Shane Stockwell, D Logan
Interchange: G McNair, A Pryor, John Finsterer, Paul Highmore, I Prendergast, Brett Stockwell, V Brekalo
Greg Simsons kicked 93 goals to lead the Grade in goal kicking. He also kicked 12 playing in other grades to take his tally to 105 goals.
Coaches: Ross Hincksman (Div 1), John Rebecca (Div. 2)
Managers: Brett Muir (Div 1)
Best & Fairest: Greg Stewart
Runner-up B&F: Paul Angelis
Most Consistent: Peter Hamilton
Most Improved: Andy Birzenieks
Best & Fairest: Garry Cox
Runner-up B&F: Alan Flood
Most Consistent: Michael Richardson
Most Improved: Geoff Wright
Best & Fairest: Andrew Bishop
Runner-up B&F: Justin Foley
Most Consistent: Rod Vickers
Most Improved: Graham Moon
Best & Fairest: Don Mackay
Runner-up B&F: David Southwell
Most Consistent: Scott Marlin
Most Improved: Don Cross
Under 17 Div 1
Best & Fairest: Shaun Corkhill
Runner-up B&F: Greg Bishop
Most Consistent: Shaun Smith
Most Improved: Chris Mohrwinkel
Under 17 Div 2
Best & Fairest: Tony Brekalo
Runner-up B&F: Rod McGibbon
Most Consistent: Greg Simsons
Most Improved: Peter Hansell
President: Bruce Glossop
Senior Vice-President: Garry Marshall
Vice Presidents: G Ryan, Keith Heales, W Harvey
Secretary: Eric Turner
Ass. Secretary: Brett Muir
Treasurer: Karl Blundell
Committee: A D Andrews, A G Bennett G Harwood, D Larkins, A McGrath, J McGrath, B Palmer, L Rawson, R Rawson, J Rebecca, G Rogers, J Wallace
Patrons: H Gaylard, Sen. D Jessop, Sen. M Townley