JUNIORS  NEWS

Junior Skills Clinics Starting Again Soon

 

Starting back on Tues Feb 16 at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.

No Cost

 

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Pre Season Training

 

Starts Monday 16 November

Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie

 

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Ainslie u18s to Seniors  Pathway/Transition

 

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Coaching 2016 - Juniors

Expressions of Interest

 

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Junior Skills Clinic Take A Break for the Holidays

 

After some great sessions at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie & Harrison Oval, its time for players, coaches & parents to take a break.

 

All welcome to join the Skills Clinics when they return on Tues Feb 16 at Ainslie & Thurs Feb 18 at Harrison.

 

Click Here for report on sessions to date.

 

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GWS Community Camp - Updated

 

The 2016 Australia Post AFL Community Camps will be held on Friday 26 February at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie with players from GWS meeting fans and developing stronger links in the community.

 

Click HERE for more info.

Welcome to Season 2016

u17s Preseason

Under 17 players are invited to attend Preseason training with the Rising Stars starting this Thursday (4/2).  Sessions will be held at Alan Ray Oval on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-6pm.

AINSLIE OPEN DAY

 

Sunday Feb 21

Alan Ray Oval

 

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Vinnies Doorknock Appeal

Ainslie is again assisting with the Vinnies Doorknock Appeal on Sunday Feb 28 (meet at Ainslie Social Club at 10am).  We want your help to to double our collectors from 2015 - please volunteer a couple of hours to support this great organisation.

 

The appeal raises vital funds for Vinnies services that provide immediate and long-term assistance to thosewith urgent and ongoing needs.

 

“we need to be about more than just footy, this is a great opportunity to show that our players can give more to the community, and learn more about their local community through that process.”

 

Please email simon.holt@ainsliefootball.com.au with your details (name, contact, number of collectors).

GIRLS AUSKICK PRO 2015

Duration  8 weeks

Ages       7 to 10 year olds

Dates      11, 18, 25 Feb 2016

              3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2016

Time    6-7pm (3 x 12 mins) @Reid Oval

 

Click Here  for more details

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Note   NO on-line Rego

Back to Ainslie Day - Primary Schools Footy Relay

18 January, 2019

While still some time off its time for school's to start planning for our Back to Ainslie Day 2019 Primary Schools Footy Relay.

 

With $500 worth of Sporting Equipment for the winning School, you just need to be part of it.

The Relay will be held on Saturday April 27.

 

Get Community - Get to the Footy.

2019 Ainslie Community Open Day

18 January, 2019

New to Canberra?   New to Footy?   Time for a change?  Just need an excuse to have a kick on one of Canberra's premier grounds?

 

The Ainslie Open Day is for you -  Sunday March 3, from 10:30am-1:30pm at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.

 

  • Kick & a catch with some of Ainslie’s 2018 premiership players, a kicking competition, some fun activities including our inflatable kicking marquee and handball targets, plus coaches, players & Board members are around for a chat.  And you can check out if your photo is up in our Memorabilia Room.

  • Have a chat with one of our health educators (Severs is a common one) plus an opportunity to book in for our heavily discounted custom fit mouthguards.  We will have plenty of stalls to check out plus merchandise, BBQ, and so much more. 

 

Find out a little bit more about what makes the Ainslie Football Club unique.

2018 Ainslie Community Open Day

30 January, 2018

It's time again for the Ainslie Open Day is coming up soon - Sunday February 25, from 11am-2pm at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.

 

Kick & a catch on one of Canberra's premier grounds with some of Ainslie’s 2017 premiership players, a kicking competition, some fun activities including our inflatable kicking marquee and handball targets, plus coaches, players & Board members are around for a chat.  And you can check out where we are up to with our Memorabilia Room.

 

Visit our physio and podiatrist in attendance for families to have a chat with about any relevant issues (Severs is a common one) plus an opportunity to book in for our heavily discounted custom fit mouthguards.  We will have plenty of stalls to check out plus merchandise, BBQ, and so much more. 

 

Its a great chance for people to have a look around and find out a little bit more about the Ainslie Football Club.

Play Footy at Ainslie

30 January, 2018

JOIN US at the Ainslie Football Club - we have a team for you.
From Under 8s through to 1st Grade.
*All Senior Men's Grades.                       *All Senior Women's Grades (looking to field Div 2 team in 2018)
*All Junior Grades - Boys/Girls/Mixed.

 

NEW PLAYERS VERY WELCOME

Know someone thinking about giving Footy a go please share these details with them.

 

Encouraging all men & women, young & old, to play footy with friends, develop skills and enjoy the camaraderie/culture that is the Ainslie Football Club.

Junior Players v Parents at Alan Ray Oval - POSTPONED

6 December, 2017

With the forecast reading “High (70%) chance of showers during the day time. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening” we have decided to POSTPONE this game/event.

 

We will now look at hosting age specific Players v Parents/Friends games on the AINSLIE OPEN  DAY – which will likely be February 18 or 25, or March 4.

 

Expression of Interest for Junior Coaching positions in 2018

20 October, 2017

Attached is an Expression of Interest document outlining coach responsibilities for all those wishing to coach at Ainslie in 2018.

The document includes 1 page forms for Senior & Junior coaching positions - the forms need to be completed if you have a desire to coach at Ainslie in 2018.

This is designed at gauging the interest in coaching and may be followed up by a request for further information – may depend on the number of people interested in the role.

Some Words from Rory Lobb & Jess Bibby from GWS Giants

17 March, 2017

Thank you for signing up to the Ainslie Junior Club for the 2017 season! Footy is a great way to have fun, meet friends and learn some new skills.

 

As part of the GIANTS commitment to junior football, we have been aligned to represent your club for this season. The GIANTS are proud to be a part of the ACT and Western Sydney community and have a Junior Club program where your club receives some great benefits.  Your club will receive GIANTS Moment of the Week certificates that your coach can hand out each week, I hope you’re lucky enough to receive one. Your club will also receive an item signed by the GIANTS men’s team as well as the GIANTS AFLW side. We hope this will help to raise some money for your club.

 

As a thank you for registering for your club, the GIANTS would love to invite you and your team mates to the annual junior club’s march event. This year the march will be held on Saturday 15 April prior to the GIANTS v Port Adelaide game. You will be able to participate in a lap of honour around Manuka Oval and then sit and enjoy the game.

We hope you have lots of fun this year playing footy and hope to see you down at Manuka Oval in 2017.
GO GIANTS

Some Words from Josh Kelly from the GWS Giants

17 March, 2017

Thank you for signing up to the Ainslie GIANTS Junior Club for the 2017 season! Footy is a great way to have fun, meet friends and learn some new skills.

 

As part of the GIANTS commitment to junior football, I have been aligned to represent your club for this season. The GIANTS are proud to be a part of the ACT and Western Sydney community and have a Junior Club program where your club receives some great benefits.  Your club will receive GIANTS Moment of the Week certificates that your coach can hand out each week, I hope you’re lucky enough to receive one. Your club will also receive an item signed by the GIANTS men’s team; we hope this will help to raise some money for your club.

 

As a thank you for registering for your club, the GIANTS would love to invite you and your team mates to the annual junior club’s march event. This year the march will be held on Saturday 15 April prior to the GIANTS v Port Adelaide game. You will be able to participate in a lap of honour around Manuka Oval and then sit and enjoy the game.

I hope you have lots of fun this year playing footy and hope to see you down at Manuka Oval in 2017.
GO GIANTS

2017 Ainslie Open Day

10 March, 2017

The Ainslie Open Day is coming up soon - Sunday March 19, from 11am-2pm at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.

 

We are extremely fortunate to have Jess Bibby [GWS Giants Womens Team & former Opal & Capitals basketball player] & Carrie Graf (ex Opals & Capitals Basketball coach and Ainslie Football Board member) joining us from noon.

 

Kick & a catch on one of Canberra's premier grounds with some of Ainslie’s 2016 premiership players, a kicking competition, some fun activities including our inflatable kicking marquee and handball targets, plus coaches, players & Board members are around for a chat.  And you can check out where we are up to with our Memorabilia Room.

 

Visit our physio and podiatrist in attendance for families to have a chat with about any relevant issues (oscar schlatters syndrome is a common one) plus an opportunity to book in for our heavily discounted custom fit mouthguards.

We will have stalls representing banking, sports retail, office needs and even the NBN.

 

Plus terrific music from some of our Ainslie players, merchandise, BBQ, and so much more.  Its a great chance for people to have a look around and find out a little bit more about the Ainslie Football Club.

Youth Girls u18s - Be part of the Action

13 February, 2017

Coach

- Justin Foley ( Erin’s dad). Brings 9 years coaching experience coaching Juniors.

 

Team Focus

- teach a simple team strategy that is understood by all players.

- skill development, game sense and decision making through training and games

- coach to the game plan not the scoreboard

- fun, participation, development and sportsmanship ethic - particularly the fun bit.

U15s GWS Giants Academy Trials

24 January, 2017

Please note that there are U15s GWS Giants Academy Trials being held at Reid Oval on Thursday February 2 from 5:00-6:30pm.  Open to players who are interested in being selected into the U15 squad for 2017. Players who have already been selected in the initial squad don’t have to attend.

 

Players who are interested in attending just bring football boots, drink bottle, mouthguard and wear club foot ball gear.

For any queries, contact cameron.bernasconi@afl.com.au 

2017 Coaching Positions

21 November, 2016

Planning has already commenced for Season 2017. 

Anyone interested in Coaching in Ainslie's Junior Footy Program is invited to read & complete the Expression of Interest document.  We fielded 21 teams in 2016 & are always looking for new helpers.

2016 Coaches need only email their interest to simon.holt@ainsliefootball.com.au.

Kicking Clinics

31 October, 2016

The Ainslie Juniors will be running a 4 week Kicking Program from Thurs Nov 17 to Dec 8, at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie (enclosed oval behind the Ainslie Social & Football Club).

 

The program is for all interested in Footy - current & future players.  While targeted at boys & girls up to 12 years of age, the sessions are open to anyone looking to improve their Kicking.

 

Please join us for some fun and informative sessions.

Girls Only u10s & u12s - Rego Forms now Available

21 Sept 2016

The u10 & u12 comps for Girls is just around the corner, starting October 19 at Hughes Oval.

Cost will be between $30-$40 depending on numbers.

Please send the completed registration form to simon.holt@ainsliefootball.com.au.

Under 10s (7-9)                19 October-30 November (Weds 6pm)       1 x game per week, plus training

Under 12s (10–12)            19 October-30 November (Weds 7pm)       1 x game per week, plus training

2016 Junior Presentations

21 Sept 2016

Information about the Club, players & Award Winners for 2016.

Lateline spends the Weekend with Ainslie Football Club to find out why females are attracted to the sport

27 July 2016

A look at the grass roots of AFL and a talk with some of the up and coming female players.

Girls Footy Opportunities at Ainslie

26 July 2016

Football opportunities for young girls from August 2016 - don't let the boys have all the fun:

 

Auskick Rookies (5-10)      16 August-20 September (Tues 5.15pm)       1 hour per week training at Ainslie Oval. 

                                       REGISTER for Rookies                            Cost $70 (includes Auskick Pack).

 

Under 10s (7-9)                19 October-30 November (Weds 6pm)           1 x game per week, plus training

Under 12s (10–12)            19 October to 30 November (Weds 7pm)       1 x game per week, plus training

Jason v Jesse Dunstall - The Dribble Kick Trilogy Concludes - "Cop That Jason"

16 July 2016

The Ainslie u12 Reds come to the aid of Jesse Dunstall in his battle with Dribble Kick Tyrant - Uncle Jason

#ThankyouActewAGL

15 July 2016

ActewAGL has been a proud supporter of AFL Canberra for over 10+ years, so next weekend we are taking the opportunity to #ThankyouActewAGL for their support of local junior football, AFL Canberra are holding an ActewAGL Round for the AFL Canberra Junior Competition (Round 11, weekend of Sunday 31 July)

AFL Canberra, ActewAGL and the GWS Giants are giving our Junior participants the opportunity to win a GWS Giants Merchandise Pack valued at $200.00 and a runners up Merchandise Pack valued at $100.00. To be in the running, parents and/or participants are required to post a photo of you having FUN during ActewAGL Round next Saturday on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter tagging @ActewAGL and @aflcanberra using the #ThankyouActewAGL hashtag.

The most creative photo will be deemed the winner and notified by AFL Canberra by Wednesday August 3.

 

RETURN OF THE FOOTY CLUB BUS TRIP

12 July 2016

Over 50 Junior Ainslie players and parents took off for Spotless Stadium early last Saturday and enjoyed a great day watching the GWS Giants v Collingwood Magpies clash.  It was a toss up whether the trip on the Murrays coach to and from the game was more entertaining than the game itself.

AFL FEMALE DIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS-Shepparton,Vic Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 September, 2016

11 July 2016

AFL NSW/ACT are seeking expressions of interest for players (born 2001, 2002 or 2003) and coaches to be a part of the 2 Teams:

1) Indigenous Kickstart Team – 18 players

2) Multicultural Team – 12 players

Additional Information is available HERE  Please complete attached nomination form and return before Wednesday 27th July, 2016.

The Dunstalls - Jason vs Jesse

1 July, 2016

Ainslie Junior Jesse Dunstall puts the challenge out to Uncle Jason with some DRIBBLE kicks.

See what's been happening on Fox Sports - "Bounce' program.

School Sport Australia-Under 12 & Under 15 Boys Champs

1 July 2016

Congratulations to the Ainslie boys representing the ACT in Maroochydore, Qld from July 23-30.

 

u12s Charlie Maskell, Max Shadbolt, Flynn Woodward

u15s Kia Baumhammer, Joe Bishop, Sam Lambert, Walt Morton, Jonty Revet, Connor San Juan.

We wish them well, and look forward to hearing some stories of their time away.

AFL Canberra Youth Girls vs Hunter/Central Coast

30 June, 2016

Ainslie congratulates all selected in the squad of 24 to take on the Hunter/Central Coast on Sunday July 10 in Tumbi Umbi.

The Girls Football space is full of opportunities and now a National Senior competition - Get on board.

 

In particular Ainslie congratulates the following 6 Ainslie Players on their selection:

Gabrielle Baum, Erin Foley, Bronte Holt, Bonnie Lawrence ,Isobelle Murphy (Youth Girls u16s) & Renee Friend (Womens)

 

 

2016 Law Changes

2 April. 2016

Please find enclosed some information in relation to the Laws of the Game (2016) as provided by AFL Canberra.

In Community football there will be no Law changes in 2016 but stricter Interpretation including

 - Deliberate out of bounds

 - Dangerous tackles

 

Click Here for more details.

GWS Junior March

25 March, 2016

I'm Adam Kennedy from the GIANTS, aligned to the Ainslie Juniors and will be representing you whenever I pull on the GIANTS Guernsey.

 

Our footy season is now here and I'm very excited to get out there and play. With your season starting very soon, I hope you’re just as excited!

 

I would like to remind you about the GIANTS Junior Club March which is happening very soon. This is a great event where you get to represent your club with a lap of honour around Manuka Oval prior to our game. The clubs march will take place in Round 4 when we take on Port Adelaide on Sunday 17 April.

 

To be a part of this day, speak to your coach or team manager as they have been given all the information about the event.

 

Remember if you’re not already a member, it’s not too late to sign up. The ACT Junior club with the most members as a percentage of registered players by 30 June; will go in to the draw to win a great match day prize. Visit our website at gwsgiants.com.au for more info.

 

We have our GIANTS ACT Fan Day coming up next Saturday 2 April at Manuka Oval starting at 1:30pm, watch us train and enjoy the free BBQ, for more info about this great event please click here. The next day is our first home game for the season, where we take on Geelong at Manuka Oval. Kickoff is at 1:10pm. We hope to see you there!

 

Good luck for your season this year.

 

Adam Kennedy, Ainslie Junior Football Club Aligned Player

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Auskick Rookies

 

Rookies for Season 2015 have finished.

 

Dates for 2016 are yet to be set.

 

Please come back and check this page for updates.

TEAM INFORMATION (2015 only)

See information below as it related to 2015, plus additional info in pdf document.

 

2016 Details to follow when known.

AUSKICK ROOKIES

 

Coordinators: 

Billy Muir (Wednesdays) 

Dan Sheedy (Sundays) 

 

Ainslie have two Auskick Rookies sessions running in Season 2015. Our Wednesday sessions commenced on 29 April  from 3:30 - 4:30pm, and run through to 1 July.

Our Sunday sessions commence on 14 June from 10:30-11.30am.   Final session 23 August (not held 4 & 11 July).

Trainings will be on either Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie or Majura Oval (across the road from Alan Ray Oval) .  

Please ensure players wear comfortable, warm clothing applicable to the weather, plenty of water for hydration and a keeness to learn AFL skills. The program runs for 9 weeks.    Parental assistance is paramount to a fun and effective sessions.   

 

Billy Muir - development.afc@aflnswact.com.au

Dan Sheedy - danandkate@grapeine.net.au

AUSKICK PROS - UNDER 8S

(Blacks, Reds, Whites)

 

Coaches: 

Nathan Robertson, Damien Green

 

Managers:

Greta Jones & Kim McCormack

 

Ainslie have three U8's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on a Wednesday at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie from 4:30-5:30pm.

Games are generally played on Saturdays from 2:30pm.   

Season commenced on May 2, finishing up August 22.

UNDER 9s

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Matt Bethune/Matt Broers, James Barrett

 

Managers:

Chris Deegan, Matthew Heather

 

Ainslie have two U9's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on a Wednesday at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie from 4:30-5:30pm.

Games are generally played on Saturdays from 1:30pm.   

Season commenced on May 2, finishing up August 22.

UNDER 10S

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

John O'Loughlin, Richard Baumhammer

 

Managers:

Darryn Barnes, Kirsty Westaway

 

Ainslie have two U10's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on a Wednesday at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie from 4:30-5:30pm.

Games are generally played on Saturdays from 9:15am.   

Season commenced on May 2, finishing up August 22.

UNDER 11S

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Dan Sheedy, Steve Porter

 

Managers:

Len Hatch, Catherine Shadbolt

 

Ainslie have two U11's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on a Wednesday at Majua Oval from 4:30-6:00pm and an optional session on Tuesdays at Reid Oval 4:00-5:00pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays from 10:30am.   

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (consisting of 3 Pools) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

UNDER 12S

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Lee Scott, Ian Bennetts

 

Managers:

Pete Lyon, Meg Hutchins/John Fry

 

Ainslie have two U12's teams in season 2015.

Training is held held on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Majura Oval from 4:30-6:00 pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays at 12 noon.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (consisting of 3 Pools) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

 

UNDER 13S

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Ben Kelly, Hayden Price

 

Managers:

Trisha Arthur, Miriam Willemsen

 

Ainslie have two U13's teams in season 2015.

Training is held held on Wednesdays at Reid Oval from 5:00-6:30 pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays at 9.15am, with the possibility of 1 or 2 Friday night fixtures during the season.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (consisting of 3 Pools) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

UNDER 14S

 

Coaches: 

Greg Bishop

 

Managers:

Linda Muir

 

Ainslie have 1 U14's teams in season 2015 but has an arrangement to assist the Cooma Snowy Cats with players when they travel to Canberra.

Training is held on Tuesdays 4:30-5:45pm and Thursdays at Reid Oval (102) from 4:30-6:00 pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays at 10:45am with the possibility of 1 or 2 Friday night fixtures during the season.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (consisting of 2 Pools) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

UNDER 15S

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Harry Dunstall, Steve Porter

 

Managers:

Sue-Anne McKeough, Lidija Wallace

 

Ainslie have two U15's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Reid Oval (101) from 5:00-6:30pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays at 12:30pm with the possibility of 1 or 2 Friday night fixtures during the season.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (top 6) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

UNDER 17S

 

Coach: 

Mike Richardson

 

Manager:

Tim Fitt

 

Ainslie have 1 U17's teams in season 2015.

Training is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at Reid Oval (101) from 5:00-6:30pm.

 

Games are generally played on Saturdays at 2:15pm with the possibility of 1 or 2 Friday night fixtures during the season.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (top 6) commence August 29, with Grand Finals on Sept 12.

 

Youth Girls

(Blacks, Reds)

 

Coaches: 

Matt Jamieson, Jason Lawrence

 

Managers:

Sue-Anne McKeough, Steve Woodward

 

Ainslie have two Youth Girls teams in season 2015.

Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Majura Oval from 5:30-7:00pm.

 

Games are generally played on Sundays at either 10:00am or 11:30am with the possibility of 1 or 2 Friday night fixtures during the season.

Season commenced on May 2.

Finals (top 6) commence August 23, with Grand Final on Sept 6.

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