2010 AFL Canberra Premiership Team
AFL Canberra 2010 Competition had 6 teams, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans Reserves and Tuggeranong.
Ainslie finished second after the home and away games behind the Sydney Swans Reserves. The two teams played in the Major Semi-Final at Manuka Oval in very heavy conditions and Ainslie were able to upset the Swans to win by 40 points and proceed through to the Grand Final.
Final score: Ainslie 9.1165 def Sydney Swans Reserves 3.7-25
Goal kickers for Ainslie: B Hughes 3, A Harris 2, E Stone 2, J Holmes 1, M Lawless 1
Best B Hughes, R Andrews, R Shirley, D Argall, M Crook, J Holmes
Ainslie played Eastlake in the Grand Final after the Demon’s win over Sydney in the Preliminary Final.
After a slow start Ainslie kicked away in the second quarter and ran out winners by 25 points to win their 23rd Premiership Flag.
Final score: Ainslie 13.10-88 def Eastlake 9.9-63
Goal Kickers for Ainslie: N Paine 5, B Hughes 2, E Stone 2, D Argall 1, T Inkster 1, C Mathis 1, M Ghobrial 1
Best: N Paine, M Lawless, R Tutt, R Shirley, E Stone, J Holmes
Robert Shirley was awarded the Alex Jesaulenko Medal as Best on the Ground.
Nick Paine led the Club’s goal kicking with 54 followed by Ben Hughes with 33.
Rowan Andrews, Marcus Crook, Matt Hearn, David Love, Nick Paine and Robert Shirley were selected in the AFL Canberra Team of the Year.
Marcus Cook, Michael Ghobrial, Matt Hearn, Ben Hughes and Eric Stone were selected in the ACT Representative Team for the Australian Country Football Championships. Marcus Crook, Matt Hearn and Ben Hughes were selected in the All Australian Team at the Championships. Marcus Crook won the J J Lussick Medal for the Best Player of the Carnival.
Coach: Chris Rourke
Captain: John Holmes
2010 Ainslie Senior Squad
Ainslie Second Grade finished the home and away in fourth position.
They defeated Eastlake in the First Semi Final.
Final score: Ainslie 9.10-64 def Eastlake 5.6-36
Goal kickers for Ainslie: B Perry 3, C Baxter 2, M Ablett 1, P Neiberding 1, A Olson 1, J Sullivan 1
Best: J Richardson, B Perry, D Tow, P Neiberding, L Highfield, J Hirst
Ainslie played Belconnen in the Preliminary Final but were defeated by 2 points to finish third.
Final score: Ainslie 11.8-74 def by Belconnen 11.10-76
Goal kickers for Ainslie: M Ablett 3, A Grozinger 3, J Cuzner 1, M Jillard 1, A McJannett 1, B Perry 1
Best: M Johnston, M Renet, A Olson, J Richardson, J Sullivan, D Alsford
Alex Grozinger topped the Club’s goal kicking in Second Grade with 45 goals.
2010 Ainslie Under 18s
The Under 18 team played Marist in the Second Semi-Final but were defeated by 30 points.
Final score: Ainslie 7.2-44 def by Marist 11.8-74
Goal kickers for Ainslie: Z Greig 3, J Whatman 2, B Ford 1, B Scholes 1
Best: S Martyn, B Ford, J Bradfield, B Scholes, T Carracher, L Carter
In the Preliminary Final Belconnen defeated Ainslie leaving them in third position.
Final score: 8.11-59 def by Belconnen 13.11-89
Goal kickers for Ainslie: S Martyn 4, Z Greig 2, R Haupt 1, J Whatman 1
Best: S Martyn, L O’Neill, R Haupt, J Whatman, B Scholes, B Sainsbury
Coach: Malcolm Scholes
Ass. Coaches: Brian James, Brendan Collis
Manager: Salvo Delorenzo
2010 Ainslie Division 3
The Ainslie Division 3 team finished the season in 8th place with 3 wins and 14 losses.
Coach: Trevor Treloar
2010 Ainslie Women's Team
The Ainslie Womens team finished the home and away games in first position ahead of Tuggeranong with 11 wins and 2 losses.
Holly Cogle, Karina Demant, Hannah Gill, Luisa Marzotto and Tamara Walker were selected in the AFL Canberra Women’s Team of the Year. Holly Cogle, Karina Demant, Sam Engel, Hannah Gill, Melissa Hurley, Luisa Marzotto, Kendelle Treloar, Meredith Wells and Felicity Williams were selected to play for the ACT Representative team.
Coach: Matthew Porter
Manager: Mel Kershaw
Best & Fairest: Michael Lawless
Runner up B&F: Marcus Crook, John Holmes (tie)
Coach’s Award: Robert Tuohey
Rising Star: Matthew Hearn
Richard Fleming Memorial Award: Rowan Andrews
Best & Fairest: Andrew Olson
Runner up B&F: Alex Grozinger
Best Clubman: Andrew McJannett
Coach’s Award: Paul Neiberding
Best & Fairest: Brent Ford
Runner up B&F: Lucas O’Neill
Best Club Person: Peter Schroder
Most Promising Player: Jeremy Hirst
Coach’s Award: Jake King
Bev Trebilcock Award: Brady Scholes
Best & Fairest: Tobias Treloar
Runner up B&F: Stephen Lound
Best Clubman: David McGill
Coach’s Award: Reyer Groenveld, Joel Paine
Best & Fairest: Melissa Hurley
Runner up B&F: Luisa Marzotto
Most Improved: Carlie Slater
Coach’s Award: Meredith Wells
Player’s Player: Hannah Gill
Best Player in Finals: Candice Freeman
Most Prominent Club Person: Bill Wright
Jaws Trophy: Salvo Delorenzo
President: Ian Muir
Senior Vice President: Trevor Lond
Vice President: Salvo Delorenzo
Secretary: Matthew Conway
Treasurer: John O’Loughlin
Committee: Ian Muir, Trevor Lond, Matthew Conway, John O’Loughlin, Salvo Delorenzo, Brett Hannam, Ian Haupt, Gavin Pound, Mark Sinclair, Joe Mann
Manager Football Operations: John Smith
Patron: Alan Ray