1988 Ainslie First Grade Team
The 1988 ACTAFL Competition consisted of six teams, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka Weston, Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.
Ainslie were minor Premiers after the home and away winning 16 games and losing 4. Ainslie’s three top teams, First Grade, Second Grade and U19s, all reached the Grand Final. Disappointingly however no team won the Premiership.
Ainslie First Grade were defeated in the Second Semi-Final by Queanbeyan. With Queanbeyan leading by 1 point at the last break the lead changed six times in the last quarter with Queanbeyan ahead by 4 points when the final siren sounded.
Final score: Ainslie 15.14-104 def by Queanbeyan 16.12-108
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Smith 4, Walters 2, Griffin 2, Zochling 2, Rogers 1, Wingate 1, Durnan 1, Porta 1, C Smith 1
Best: Muir, Durnan, A Bishop, S Smith, Hannam, Porta, Walters
Ainslie defeated Eastlake in the Preliminary Final to set up a rematch with Queanbeyan in the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 15.13-103 def Eastlake 9.10-64
Goal kickers for Ainslie: S Smith 4, A Bishop 3, Wingate 2, Baxter 1, Rogers 1, Sinclair 1, Zochling 1, Richardson 1, C Smith 1
Best: A Bishop, Richardson, Wingate, Muir, Porta, McTaggart
Ainslie played Queanbeyan in the Grand Final. It was Ainslie’s 10th appearance in a Grand Final in the last 11 years, winning 6. However Ainslie could not reverse the Semi-Final result and went down to Queanbeyan by 19 points.
Final score: Ainslie 10.15-75 def by Queanbeyan 14.10-94
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Smith 3, Wingate 2, Rogers 1, Richardson 1, C Smith 1, Telford 1, Bishop 1
Best: Porta, C Smith, Muir, Durnan, Hannam, Richardson
The Ainslie Grand Final team was chosen from:
Brent Walters, Robbie Baxter, Wayne Rogers, Mark Sinclair, Gerard Zochling, Maurice Wingate, Brett Hannam, Stephen Smith, Mark Killer, Russel Durnan, Peter Brown, Michael Richardson, Michael Porta, Ian Muir, Craig Smith, Peter Telford, Robert McTaggart, Shaun Wornes, Greg Bishop, Andrew Bishop, Shane Griffin
Steve Smith was the Club’s leading goal kicker with 71 goals.
Ainslie won the C W Chandler Club Championship as the Best Performed Club.
Ainslie had seven players selected in the ACT Representative team that played in the Bi-Centennial Carnival in Adelaide. They were R Durnan, A Bishop, B Hannam, M Killer, W Rogers, M Richardson and A Tutt.
Ainslie President David Lalor accepts the C W Chandler Trophy as the Best Performed Club from ACTAFL President Bill Mahoney
1988 Ainslie Second Grade Team
Ainslie Second Grade finished the home and away games in top position on the ladder with 15 wins and 4 losses.
Ainslie had a good win over Manuka-Weston in the Second Semi-Final.
Final Score: Ainslie 20.12-132 def Manuka-Weston 9.12-66
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Kelty 6, Michael Conway 2, Mohrwinkel 2, Scholes 2, Trebilcock 2, Tutt 2, Adams 1, Collins 1, Finkelde 1, Lond 1
Best: Mohrwinkel, Finkelde, Matt Conway, Scholes, Tutt
Ainslie met Manuka-Weston in the Grand Final and after being defeated by 11 goals in the Semi-Final Manuka-Weston reversed the result and defeated Ainslie.
Final score: Ainslie 6.8-44 def by Manuka Weston 9.11-65
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Finkelde 3, Collins 1, Scholes 1, Tutt 1
Best: Seymour, Hincksman, Finkelde, Scholes, Birch, Van Dijk
Wayne Kelty was the leading goal kicker for the Club in Second Grade with 77 goals.
Dale Seymour played his 100th Second Grade game during the season.
1988 Ainslie Under 19 Team
Ainslie under 19s finished the home and away games in fourth position with 9 wins and 10 losses.
Ainslie won the First Semi-Final against Belconnen by 4 points.
Final score: Ainslie 8.11-59 def Belconnen 8.7-55
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Mohrwinkel 3, Smith 2, Burgess 1, Conway 1, Woodland 1
Best: Mohrwinkel, Thompson, Trebilcock, Palmer
In the Preliminary Final they defeated Manuka-Weston by 23 points.
Final score: Ainslie 11.10-76 def Manuka Weston 5.8-38
Goal kickers for Ainslie: C Smith 3, M Conway 2, Trebilcock 2, Berry 1, Mohrwinkel 1, Palmer 1, Schmidt 1
Best: Mohrwinkel, Thompson, Conway, Smith, Trebilcock
The Ainslie U19s were defeated by Eastlake in the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 5.4-34 def by Eastlake 11.14-80
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Smeaton 3, Woodland 1, Mohrwinkel 1
Best: Mohrwinkel, Busfield, Conway, Gibson, Smeaton
Matthew Conway won the League’s Best & Fairest award for the U19s, the T A Wharton Trophy.
Coach: Robert Anderson
1988 Ainslie Monaro Team
The Ainslie Monaro team lost the Fist Semi-Final to CCAE to finish in fourth place.
Coach: Stephen Vickers
1988 Ainslie Under 17 Team
Ainslie Under 17s finished in fifth place, missing out on the finals.
Coach: Geoff Pight
Best & Fairest: Russel Durnan
Runner Up B&F: Andrew Bishop
Most Consistent: Michael Porta
Most Improved: Gerard Zochling
Coach’s Award: Ian Muir
Best & Fairest: Malcolm Scholes
Runner Up B&F: Paul Finkelde
Most Consistent: Ross Hincksman
Most Improved: Michael Collins
Coach’s Award: Dale Seymour
Manager’s Award: Aaron Adams
Best & Fairest: Matthew Conway
Runner Up B&F: Shane Trebilcock
Most Consistent: Scott Gibson
Most Improved: Paul Thompson
Courage Award: Mark Devenish
Coach’s Award: Richard Baumhammer
Best & Fairest: Jeffrey Kaye
Runner Up B&F: Stephen Busfield
Most Consistent: Christian Roberts
Most Improved: Stephen Barr
Best & Fairest: Paul Birzenieks
Runner Up B&F: Mark Jeffcott
Most Consistent: Peter Gibbs
Most Improved: Trent Bourne
Goal Kicking Award: Paul Birzenieks
Most Prominent Clubman: John Williams
Jaws Award: Mark Killer
Richard Fleming Memorial Award: Robbie Baxter
Baitz Liquor Award for Best First Year Player: Robert McTaggart
President: David Lalor
Senior Vice-President: Don Andrews
Secretary: Noel McCormack
Ass. Secretary: Andrew McGrath
Treasurer: Karl Blundell
Committee: S Richardson, K Stone, K Duncan, B Garrett, B Glossop, John Rebcca, Ian Kirkpatrick, R Smith, K Grace, J Miller, M Smith, G Croser, D Eddowes, Billy Bishop, Brian Palmer