Ainslie Rising Stars in AFL Canberra Grand Final


AFL Canberra Semi Final Results



Ainslie Football Club Withdraws From NEAFL


Media Release Thursday 17 September


Ainslie Football Club Presentation Night


Details of Award Winners


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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AFC 85th AGM


A terrific roll up at last Sunday's AGM to receive Reports, elect Directors & elect a member to Life Membership.


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Read about our 2015 relationship with Vinnies in the Christmas Letter from their CEO Paul Trezise.

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Volunteering Opportunities with Ainslie Footy


Share your skills & talents.

You'll love the experience.


Click Here to see the opportunities.

Ainslie Football Club Women's Team Preseason dates


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Vinnies Doorknock Appeal - Sun Feb 28

Ainslie is again assisting with Vinnies Doorknock Appeal (meet Ainslie Social Club at 10am).  We need your help - please volunteer a couple of hours to support this great charitable organisation. The appeal raises vital funds for Vinnies services that provide immediate and long-term assistance to thosewith urgent and ongoing needs.

Please email with your details (name, contact, number of collectors).


“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.”



Sunday Feb 21, Alan Ray Oval


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VIP Night - March 2, 6-8pm

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Ride for Arthritis


Ainslie players Chris Barrie and Reuben Haupt are riding from Canberra to Adelaide to promote awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.


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2020 - Ainslie Football Club - Response to Covid19

2 April, 2020

The President and the Junior President of the Ainslie Football Club outline what's happening at the Club as we deal with Covid19.

2019 Annual Report

3 March, 2020

Please find a link to the updated Annual Report for Season 2019.


12 February 2020

Pre-season training has started across a number of Junior age groups for those new and returning players who are keen to work on their skills and fitness ahead of the season starting in May. 




12 February 2020

We are pleased to announce that this year we have introduced an exciting new clothing range for players and supporters. The range includes tracksuit pants, puffer vests and jackets and training gear and is available online for a limited time from our supplier, JS Sports. Note that calf length socks are for Senior players only. 


Our first online campaign has now closed but a second campaign will be opening from Sunday 23 February 2020 for two weeks so watch this space. 


In addition to the online apparel we also stock a range of clothing and merchandise at our office at 5 Angas Street, Ainslie, including the popular Ainslie hoodies, polo shirts and winter jackets. Beanies, backpacks, sports bags, stubby holders and brand new cap and scarf designs are also available from the office. You are welcome to come into the office during business hours, Monday – Friday, and have a browse or simply complete a merchandise order form (see link below) and email it to and she will let you know when your order has been filled.


Stocked merchandise will be available for sale at our Open Day on Sunday 23 February at Alan Ray Oval from 10.30am-1.30pm – see you there.


Click Here to place an order for our IN STOCK items.


11 February 2020

The Ainslie Football Club will be celebrating the anniversaries of an incredible 16 Premierships on weekend of 1,2&3 May.

The Reunions are for Premierships won across the Club in Years Ending in 9, 0 or 1.

There are plenty, so make sure you read through to the end.


MEN'S Premierships

1959 1st Grade

1961 1st Grade

1969                   2nd Grade       3rd Grade

1970 1st Grade

1979 1st Grade     2nd Grade

1980 1st Grade     2nd Grade

1990 1st Grade                          Monaro League

1991                                         Under 19s

1999                    2nd Grade

2001                    2nd Grade

2010 1st Grade

2011 1st Grade


WOMEN'S Premierships

2001 1st Grade


The Reunions include the following parts to the weekend.

~ Friday Night Drinks (venue To Be Confirmed)

~ Saturday Attend the Footy at ARO (v Eastlake)

~ Saturday Night Celebration Dinner at AFSC


More details to follow.


In the meantime, Save the Date in your calendar and sort out your travel and accommodation plans.


Please direct any questions to Ian Muir on 0418 632 279 or at



2020 Ainslie Community Open Day

January 29, 2020

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 February 23, from 10:30am-1:30pm at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.


Kick & a catch with some of Ainslie’s 2019 premiership players, some fun activities including our inflatable kicking marque, handball targets, bouncy castle, face painting, 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 health issue) 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.


January 21, 2020

Read all about our terrific promo with Dickson Park Dental Surgery for Custom Fitted Mouthguards.

Click on the button Below.


January 2, 2020

We are delighted to announce our 2020 SENIOR FOOTBALL COACHES:


Head of Coaching        Chris Rourke                   


Men’s 1st Grade                  Chris Rourke                    Men's 1st Grade Asst             Jordan Doering
Women’s 1st Grade              Britt Tully                        Women's 2nd Grade              Fiona Van de Made

Men's 2nd Grade                  Jed Costigan                   Men's Rising Stars                 Harry Dunstall
Men’s 3rd & 4th Grade          Russell Stewart


Chris, Britt, Fiona & Harry are continuing on from Season 2019. 

Jordan & Jed, both players in 2019 and returning in 2020, are stepping into coaching roles in 2020.  We welcome back Russell who coached with the club in 2017.


We trust that you all find the new role extraordinarliy rewarding.


Our massive thanks to Matt Jamieson, Tom Lemmon & Giles Tranter who aren't coaching in 2020. They have all opted to take a break from coaching and their past efforts have all been very important to our Club.

Matt filled the Men's 2s coach role part way through the season and did a terrific job with that young team.

Tom & Giles,  have been fantastic facilitating the transition of players between Senior & Community footy. 


We wish each coach well in the upcoming season.



2018 Annual Report & 2019 Board Directors

Please find a link to the 2018 Annual Report for Season 2018.


At the AGM the following were elected as Board Directors for 2019. We wish them well as they set our direction in 2019.


James Barrett       Brett Hannam              Len Hatch        Matt Jamieson         Fiona Jolly   

Troy Klep             Sue-Anne McKeough     Ian Muir          John O'Loughlin       Lee Phillips    


VALE Lyndon Hirst

March 5, 2018

Eulogy from Ian Muir, representing the Ainslie Football Club at the recent funeral

of Club "Great Man" Lyndon Hirst.


August 10, 2017

With the 2017 AFL International Cup currently being held in Melbourne, Ainslie Football Club continue its existing support and ongoing relationship with the South African Lions AFL team.


For photos go to our Facebook Page, click here.


Games this Weekend

August 10

Our last Home & Away game in Senior Footy this weekend. And all 6 Senior games will be played at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie across Saturday & Sunday

- 1st Grade (2pm), 2nd Grade (11:45am) & Rising Stars (9:45am) teams play Eastlake this Saturday.

- Women’s team (10am) also take on Eastlake but on Sunday, while 3rd Grade (2:15pm) &

         4th Grade (12pm) play Woden Blues after the Womens’ game.


Games this Weekend 29 July 2017

July 28, 2017

The Ainslie First, Second and Rising Stars Grades  play Belconnen at the Chamberlain Law Nest at Holt on Saturday 29 July. First Grade 2pm, Second Grade 12pm, Rising Stars 10am. 


Third, Fourth and the Women's Grade play ANU at South Oval on Saturday 29 July.

Third Grade at 2.15pm, Fourth Grade at 12 noon and Womens Grade at 10am.


200 games for Ainslie Coach Chris Rourke

June 2, 2017

Ainslie Club coach Chris Rourke will coach his 200th First Grade game for Ainslie on Sunday 4 June in the Round 7 game between Ainslie and Queanbeyan.

Chris was appointed coach for the 2007 season and has taken Ainslie to 3 Premierships in his 10 seasons.


For more on Chris Rourke please click on Read More.

Muir Medal

May 30, 2017

The Round 7 game between Ainslie and Queanbeyan at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie will honour the Muir family who have had involvement in the Queanbeyan and Ainslie Football Clubs. Alan Muir is a legend of the Queanbeyan Club and his son Ian has been heavily involved at the Ainslie Club.

The Muir Medal is awarded to the player judged as Best player on the ground.

For more information click on Read More.

2017 Club Sponsors Business Directory

May 26, 2017

Please support the businesses that  support the Ainslie Football Club.


Please review the attachment for the Businesses to support.

Back To Ainslie Day - Sunday 4th June

May 16, 2017

On Sunday 4th June Ainslie Football Club is holding their annual "Back to Ainslie Day" at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie. All former players, Board Members, Staff, Volunteers, Supporters, Juniors and Sponsors are invited to come to the Round 7 game against Queanbeyan.


For more details please click on Read More.

A Message From the Out-Going President of AFC

March 14, 2017

Ian Muir has been President of the Ainslie Football Club for 11 years.

He decided to step down as President at the last AGM but continues on as a Non-Executive Board Member.

Please click on Read More to read a message from Ian which also includes an introduction to the new President Lee Phillips.

2017 Ainslie Open Day

March 10, 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.

Ainslie Football Club Position Vacant

27 February, 2017

Ainslie Football Club have a Gate Attendant Position available for the 2017 season.


The person is required to facilitate gate entry for all First Grade, Second Grade and Rising Stars home games at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.

For more details click on Read More

Harry Gaylard Pavilion Renovations

February 17, 2017

The Ainslie Football Club is undertaking a major renovation of the Harry Gaylard Pavilion which will include extensions to the southern end of the building.

The Club needs your support to help fund the costs. Donors can receive a tax deduction for any donation.

Please click on Read More for more details.


Ainslie Football Club 2017 Business Luncheon

February 8, 2017

Ainslie Football Club will hold its 2017 Business Lunch on Friday May 5th at the Ainslie Football & Social Club, 11.30am for a 12.00pm start.


The Guest Speaker will be Danny Frawley the ex St Kilda player. For more details click on Read More.


Ainslie Football Club Board of Directors 2017

February 1, 2017

At the AGM held in December Members of the Ainslie Football Club elected the 2017 Directors.


At the first Board Meeting held on January 31, 2017 the positions of the Board were determined. Two new Board Members were elected. For more details click on Read More.



Ainslie Football Club Financial Report

December 2, 2016


Ainslie Football Club Financial Report for 2016 is now available.


Please click here to download the report.



Ainslie Football Club AGM

November 21, 2016


The 2016 Ainslie Football Club Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ainslie Football & Social Club on Sunday 11 December at 10am.


All Members welcome to attend.



Ainslie Football Club Coaching Positions Available

November 4, 2016

Ainslie Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for the Coaching positions of the Ainslie Women's Grade and the Ainslie Rising Stars for the 2017 Season.

For a description of the positions please click on links below:

Women's Coaching Position

Rising Stars Coaching Position

Applications close on Friday 9 December 2016.

Ainslie Senior Presentation Night

October 31, 2016

Ainslie Football Club held its Presentation Night on Friday 28 October.

Nick Salter won his second consecutive Best & Fairest in First Grade ahead of Runner up Simon Curtis and in third place Jeremy Hirst.


For more details and photos please click on Read More.

Ainslie Pre-Season Training

October 28, 2016

Ainslie Football Club will begin their Pre-Season Training on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

The Sessions will be held at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie from 6pm until approximately 7.30pm.

Available to all players from Under 13 up.  New players welcome.

Please bring runners, training singlet or training tops.

For more details contact Club Coach Chris Rourke  email:

Ainslie Premiers in Three Grades

September 18, 2016

Ainslie have won Premierships in three grades, First Grade, Second Grade and Rising Stars. Last time Ainslie won this Grand Slam of Premierships was back in 1983.


First Grade: Ainslie 13.14-92 def Queanbeyan 9.9-63

Second Grade : Ainslie 10.14-74 def Belconnen 8.7-55

Rising Stars : Ainslie 9.8-62 def Queanbeyan 6.6-42


Ainslie Teams Into the Grand Final

September 5, 2016

Ainslie First Grade, Second Grade and Rising Stars all progressed through to the Grand Final to be played at Manuka Oval on Saturday 17 September.


For more details click on Read More.


Ainslie Football Club 2016 Golf Day

August 22, 2016

Ainslie Football Club 2016 Golf Day will now be held on Friday October 21st, 2016 at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course.


Sponsorship and Team Packages still available. Click Read More for Details.


Ainslie's 90th Anniversary Dinner

August 19, 2016

Ainslie Football Club will be holding its 90th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 15 October, 2016.

This incorporates Premiership Reunion from 1967, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1996 and 1997.


For Full details and booking instructions please click on the Read More button below.


Ainslie Senior Coach Chris Rourke Reappointed

August 1, 2016


Ainslie extends Chris Rourke as Coach for a further 2 years.


Ainslie President Ian Muir announced on Thursday that the Club has reappointed Chris Rourke as Senior Coach until the end of 2018.

Photo: Ian Muir congratulates Chris Rourke

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.



Ainslie v Queanbeyan - Muir Medal

June 17, 2016

Ainslie and Queanbeyan First Grade meet in the Round 12 clash at Allinsure Park.


The ‘Muir Medal’ will be awarded to the player adjudged to be ‘Best on Ground’.


For more details click on "Read More"

AFL Canberra Round 6 - Heritage Round - Manuka Oval

6 May, 2016

Saturday 7 May is Heritage Round in AFL Canberra Round 6.  Games are:

9 am - Eastlake v Gungahlin

12pm - NEAFL - Canberra Demons v Aspley

3pm - Queanbeyan v Belconnen

5.30pm - Ainslie v Tuggeranong

Match Report - Ainslie v Queanbeyan

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Ainslie Round 5 Games


Read the First Grade Match Report and match details from other grades

Match Report - Ainslie v Belconnen

April 19, 2016


Ainslie Round 3 Games


Read the First Grade Match Report and match details from each grade

Ainslie Under 18 Players Selected in Representative Teams

April 12, 2016

Sam Fisher and Jack Powell have been selected in the NSW/ACT Rams Team to play Calder Cannons on Saturday 16 April.


Renee Friend and Jessica Stramandinoli have been selected in the NSW/ACT U18 team to play at the Youth Girls AFL National Championships in Melbourne from May 1. Dakota Hooper has been selected as one of the reserves for the Team.



Match Report - Ainslie v Tuggeranong

April 11, 2016


Ainslie Round 2 Games


Read the First Grade Match Report and match details from each Grade


2016 AFL Canberra Fixtures

April 5, 2016

The fixtures for all Senior Football grades in the AFL Canberra Competition are now available.


The original draw (subject to change) is AVAILABLE HERE.


The link to the Draw (updated) that sits on AFL Canberra website is available by clicking on button below - ensure you select the correct Competition and Round.

AFC looking for Junior Football Administrator

15 February, 2019

Time for a Change?

Interested in working in a Football Environment.


The Ainslie Football Club is looking to fill its Junior Football Administrator position.


For the application letter - Click Here


For a duty statement - Click Here

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NEAFL Round 21 - Ainslie defeated by Gold Coast Suns


AFL Canberra Rd 17 Results



Aspley defeat Ainslie in NEAFL Round 20


AFL Canberra Rd 16 Results



NEAFL Round 19 - Ainslie v Southport


AFL Canberra Rd 15



NEAFL Round 18 - Ainslie defeat Eastlake by 2 points


AFL Canberra Rd 14 Results



Upcoming Games

NEAFL Rd 17 - Ainslie v Sydney Univ


AFL Canberra Rd 13



NEAFL Rd 15 - Southport defeats Ainslie


AFL Canberra Rd 11 Results



NEAFL Rd 12 - Redland defeats Ainslie


AFL Canberra Rd 8 Results



NEAFL Rd 11 - Ainslie defeated by UWS Giants


AFL Canberra Round 7 Game Results



Ainslie defeated by Sydney Univ in Rd 10 of NEAFL


Results from Rd 6 of AFL Canberra


Ian Lawless to Play his 150th Game



Ainslie defeat Redland in Round 7 of NEAFL



Ainslie defeat Eastlake in NEAFL Round 8


AFL Canberra Round 5 games



Ainslie's Youth on Show


From the AFL Canberra Website



AFL Canberra Round 4 Ainslie Results




Aspley too good for Ainslie in  Round 6 of the NEAFL.

Results of all Ainslie AFL Canberra Round 3 Games



Ainslie go down to Sydney Univ in Round 5 of the NEAFL

Results of all Ainslie AFL Canberra Round 2 Games



Round 1 Results for First Grade, Second Grade, Rising Stars and the Womens Team




Ainslie have defeated Eastlake by 123 points in

Round 2 of NEAFL at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie.




Ainslie defeated the Brisbane Lions AFL Reserves Team in Round 3 of the NEAFL



Ainslie go down to Sydney Swans Reserves in Round 1 of NEAFL.