2008 Ainslie Senior Squad
There were six teams in the First Grade competition in 2008, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans and Tuggeranong.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in third place with 10 wins and 8 losses.
In the First Semi-Final at Manuka Oval in boggy conditions Ainslie were defeated by Eastlake to finish in fourth place.
Final score: Ainslie 8.7-55 def by Eastlake 9.15-69
Goal kickers for Ainslie: C Pettersson 3, B Hughes 2, M Crook 1, A Bourke 1, R Lewis 1
Best: D Argall, M Crook, W Neely, R Tuohey, A Harris, E Stone
Sydney Swans went on the win their fourth consecutive Premiership defeating Belconnen 11.4-70 to 9.15-69.
Ben Hughes was the leading goalkicker for the Club with 44 goals.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in fourth place with 3 wins and 10 losses. There were only five teams in the Second Grade competition, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.
In the First Semi-Final Ainslie were defeated by Queanbeyan to finish in fourth place.
Final score: Ainslie 2.3-15 def by Queanbeyan 8.13-61
2008 Ainslie Under 18 Team
The Ainslie Under 18s finished on top of the ladder after the home and away games with 13 wins and 5 losses.
In the Second Semi-Final Ainslie were defeated by Marist.
Final score: Ainslie 9.11-65 def by Marist 11.9-75
In the Preliminary Final Ainslie defeated Belconnen to set up a re-match with Marist in the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 14.8-92 def Belconnen 5.6-36
Goal kickers for Ainslie: A Grozinger 4, C Baxter 4, A Franklin 2, J Tutt 1, J Griffin 1, B Sainsbury 1, S Boden 1
Best: J Griffin, A Grozinger, B Spencer, J James, C Baxter, J Flanagan
The Grand Final between Ainslie and Marist was a close game. Ainslie set up a good lead at half time but Marist hit the front after a strong third quarter. Ainslie couldn’t close the gap in the final quarter and went down by 2 points.
Final score: Ainslie 6.10-46 def by Marist 7.6-48
Coach: Malcolm Scholes
Manager: Gary Grozinger
The Ainslie Thirds team in Division 3 did not win a game for the season and finished on bottom of the ladder.
Coach: Trevor Treloar
2008 Ainslie Women's Team
The Ainslie Women’s team played in an eight team competition and finished the home and away in second place.
In the Second Semi-Final Ainslie defeated Eastlake to go straight through to the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 3.6-24 def Eastlake 2.7-19
Ainslie played Eastlake again in the Grand Final but were defeated by 25 points.
Final score: Ainslie 2.4-16 def by Eastlake 6.5-41
Goal kickers for Ainslie: D Glatz 1, B Connors 1
Best: K Winfield, L Marzotto, J Lucas, M Hurley, D Glatz, H Cogle
Coach: Justin Fromm
Best & Fairest: Billy Neely
Runner up B&F: Tom Daniel, Ryan Lewis
Coach’s Award: Michael Lawless
Rising Star: Connor Pettersson
Richard Fleming Memorial Award: Ash Harris
Best & Fairest: Daine Harrison
Runner up B&F: David Nolen
Best Clubman: Glen Erickson
Coach’s Award: Nathan Robertson
Best & Fairest: Jesse Griffin
Runner up B&F: Jeremy Hirst
Best Club Person: Matthew Vickers
Most Promising Player: Jason Tutt
Coach’s Award: Roger Dauth
Bev Trebilcock Award: Shaun Campbell
Best & Fairest: Dave Stewart
Runner up B&F: Drew Alsford
Best Clubman: Cameron Whitnell
Coach’s Award: Robert Ho
Best & Fairest: Hannah Gill
Runner up B&F: Laura Kitscha
Most Improved: Jess Lucas
Coach’s Award: Dani Nugent
Player’s Player: Hannah Gill
Most Prominent Club Person: Bob Barb
Jaws Trophy: Nicole Bourke
President: Ian Muir
Senior Vice President: Trevor Lond
Vice President: Wayne Rogers
Secretary: Matthew Conway
Treasurer: John O’Loughlin
Committee: Ian Muir, Trevor Lond, Wayne Rogers, John O’Loughlin, Matthew Conway, Salvo Delorenzo, Brett Hannam, Ian Haupt, Gavin Pound, Mark Sinclair
Manager Football Operations: Corey Saitta
Patron: Alan Ray