1986 Ainslie First Grade Team
The 1986 ACTAFL Competition consisted of six teams, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka Weston, Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.
Ainslie First Grade won 8 games and lost 9 fishing in third place after the home and away games. Ainslie played Eastlake in the First Semi-Final at Football Park, Phillip and had not beaten them during the season in four games. A more aggressive Ainslie opened up a 16 point lead at half time going on to win by 36 points.
Final score: Ainslie 12.16-88 def Eastlake 7.10-52
Goal kickers for Ainslie: M Killer 5, Smith 2, Ielasi 1, Cook 1, McCormick 1, Hensell 1, Monaghan 1
Best: M Richardson, Cook, Killer, Ielasi, Hamilton, Rogers,
In the Preliminary Final Ainslie lost to Tuggeranong.
Final score: Ainslie 9.13-67 def by Tuggeranong 17.15-117
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Rogers 2, Miller 2, Killer 1, Smith 1, Tutt 1, A Bishop 1, Endal 1
Best: Cook, A Bishop, Hamilton, Rogers, Smith, Richardson
Tuggeranong defeated Queanbeyan in the Grand Final, 8.11-59 to 8.10-58, to win their first Premiership.
Peter Hamilton won the 1986 League Best & Fairest Award, the Mulrooney Medal, finishing 11 votes ahead of second place.
Craig Smith played his 100th First Grade game in 1986.
G Miller was the leading goal kicker for the Club with 41 goals.
Ainslie won the Sterling Club Championship for the Best Performed Club.
Ainslie players that represented the ACT in 1986 were: Andrew Bishop, Peter Hamilton, Mark Killer, G Miller, Wayne Rogers, Shaun Smith and Alan Tutt.
Captain/Coach: Brian Cook
Three Ainslie players doing a lap of honour at the ACTAFL Grand Final. From left: Gerard Zochling – All Australian U16 Schoolboy, Shaun Smith – All Australian U17 and Peter Hamilton – Mulrooney Medallist.
1986 Ainslie Second Grade Team
Ainslie Second Grade finished the home and away games in third place with 12 wins and 7 losses.
Ainslie Second Grade were defeated by Belconnen in the First Semi-Final to finish in fourth place.
Final score: Ainslie 13.13-91 def by Belconnen 18.9-117
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Kelty 4, Wilkes 3, Wilson 2, Tutt 2, Porta 1, Lond 1
Patrick Palmer played his 150th Second Grade game.
1986 Ainslie Under 19 Team
Ainslie Under 19s finished as Minor Premiers winning 17 games and losing only 1 but did not win a final to finish in third place.
In the Second Semi-Final Ainslie were defeated by Manuka-Weston.
Final score: Ainslie 10.9-69 def by Manuka-Weston 15.13-103
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Sinclair 2, Kelly 2, Gibson 2, Birzenieks 2, Corkill 1, Dollimore 1
Best: Duffy, Kelly, Gibson, Delorenzo, Conway, Warnes
In the Preliminary Final Ainslie were defeated by Belconnen by 4 points.
Goal Kickers for Ainslie: Corkill 2, Simpson 2, Kelly 1, Conway 1
Best: Sinclair, Wilton, Warnes, Brekalo, Simsons
Salvo Delorenzo was Runner up in the Leagues’ Under 19 Grade Best & Fairest, the T A Wharton Trophy.
Coach: Ralph Rendell
1986 Ainslie Monaro Team
The Monaro team played in the First Division and finished the home and away games in fourth place. They played CCAE in the First Semi-Final but went down by 22 points.
Best & Fairest: Peter Hamilton
Runner Up B&F: Brian Cook
Most Consistent: Shaun Smith
Most Improved: Michael Richardson
Best & Fairest: Peter Brown
Runner Up B&F: Ross Hincksman
Most Consistent: Trevor Lond
Most Improved: Andrew Jolliffe
Best & Fairest: Michael Conway
Runner Up B&F: Greg Simsons
Most Consistent: Salvo Delorenzo
Most Improved: Robert Kelly
Best & Fairest: Gerard Zochling
Runner Up B&F: Scott Gibson
Most Consistent: Jeff Mohrwinkel
Most Improved: Michael White
Best & Fairest: Phil Hargraves
Runner Up B&F: Mark Scholes
Most Consistent: Stephen Vickers
Most Improved: Mark Jeffcott
Most Prominent Clubman: Martin Smith
Les Smith Award: Scott Gibson
Jaws Award: Clare Palmer
Richard Fleming Memorial Award: Neville Hensel
Baitz Liquors Award: Greg Bishop
President: Keith Heales
Senior Vice-President: David Lalor
Vice Presidents: Brian Palmer, Kevin Grace, W Harvey
Secretary: Noel McCormack
Ass.Secretary: Brett Muir
Treasurer: Karl Blundell
Committee: G Allen, R Bink, Ian Kirkpatrick, Andrew McGrath, R Heidke, John Rebecca, S Richardson, Lionel James, Jack McGrath, R Smith, R Watkins, Les Smith
Patrons: Harry Gaylard, Senator D Jessop, Senator M Townley