2007 Ainslie Senior Squad
There were seven teams in the First Grade competition, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans, Tuggeranong and the Wildcats.
Chris Rourke was appointed senior Coach. Chris had many years coaching experience through country Victoria and also in the AFL Sydney League.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in sixth place with 5 wins and13 losses. It was a difficult season for Ainslie with low player numbers and the loss of so many experienced players over 2005 and 2006.
Two Ainslie players were selected in the ACT Representative team, Billy Neely and Nick Paine. Billy Neely and Nick Paine were also selected in the AFL Canberra Team of the Year. Nick Paine was the Club’s leading goalkicker with 26 goals.
Ash Harris won the AFL Canberra Rising Star Award.
Nathan Greatz played his 100th First Grade game for Ainslie.
Coach: Chris Rourke
Assistant Coaches: Tim Chandler, Anthony Bourke
Captain: Billy Neely
Manager: Gary Paine
There were six teams in the Second Grade competition, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Magpies, Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong. Ainslie Second Grade finished in sixth position with 1 win and 19 losses.
Coach: Wayne Cook
Assistant Coach: Trevor Treloar
Manager: Garry Keegan
2007 Ainslie Under 18 Team
The Under 18 team finished the home and away in fifth place with 8 wins and 12 losses.
Coach: Malcolm Scholes
Manager: Gary Grozinger
2007 Ainslie Women's Team
The Ainslie Women’s team finished the home and away games in fourth position ahead of ANU on percentage.
In the First Semi Final Ainslie defeated Riverina. Ainslie were defeated in the Preliminary Final to finish in third place.
Karina Demant was selected in the ACT Representative team that played in the Women’s National Carnival in Canberra.
Coach: Shane Gnaden
Manager: Michael Tindale
80th Year Celebrations
Ainslie held a function combined with Presentation Night to celebrate the 80th year of the Club. The Club was formed in 1927. A book about the history of the Ainslie Football Club titled “a Capital achievement” written by Alan Foskett, was launched.
Five former players were also inducted into the Ainslie Wall of Fame. They were Kevin Neale, Keith Heales, Barry Browning, Alan Ray and Bob Bloomfield.
Best & Fairest: Billy Neely
Runner up B&F: Ian Lawless
Third B&F: Nick Paine
Coach’s Award: Shaun Mooney
Rising Star: Ash Harris
Richard Fleming Memorial Award: David Love
Best & Fairest: Giles Tranter
Runner up B&F: Jason Iten
Best Clubman: Trevor Treloar
Coach’s Award: Stephen Lound
Best & Fairest: Jesse Griffin
Runner up B&F: Nathan Barb
Best Club Person: Mitch Mulrooney
Most Promising Player: Ben Perry
Coach’s Award: James Taylor
Bev Trebilcock Award: Stewart Gray
Best & Fairest: Karina Demant
Runner up B&F: Laura Portaro
Most Improved: Luisa Marzotto
Coach’s Award: Bernadette Connors
Encouragement Award: Robyn Hume
Player’s Player: Vanh Manthongsy
Most Prominent Clubman: Colin and Jill Williams
Jaws Award: John Taylor
President: Ian Muir
Senior Vice President: Trevor Lond
Vice President: Wayne Rogers
Secretary: John O’Loughlin
Treasurer: Colin Williams
Committee: Ian Muir, Trevor Lond, Wayne Rogers, John O’Loughlin, Colin Williams, Ian Bradfield, Matthew Conway, Salvo Delorenzo, Brett Hannam, Wayne Kelty
Manager Football Operations: Garry Lawless
Patron: Alan Ray