There were 7 teams in the 1950 First Grade Competition, Acton, Ainslie, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and Turner.

Ainslie finished the home and away season in fourth position with 10 wins and 9 losses.

Ainslie lost to RMC in the First Semi-Final after leading by 26 points at half time. Ainslie failed to score a goal after half time while RMC kicked 9.

  • Final score: Ainslie 6.13-49 def by RMC 11.6-72
  • Best for Ainslie: Whatman, Bloomfield, Birch, Ross, Backen

The Ainslie team for the Semi-Final was:

  • Backs: R Bloomfield, T Moore, J Cleary
  • Half Backs: A Curtis, R Woolcott, B Birch
  • Centres: T Evans, B Cain, F Carey
  • Half Forwards: W Pillage, B Whatman, P Horgan
  • Forwards: N Cleary, J Connelly, E O’Sullivan
  • Ruck: J Backen, R Boorn, D Ross
  • Reserves: M Griffith, P Platt, J Meeking

Manuka won its 5th Premiership by defeating Eastlake in the Grand Final, 9.13-67 to 6.6-42.

Bryan Birch, Bob Boorn and Bruce Whatman were selected in the Representative Team that played in the Carnival in Brisbane.

Ainslie player Brendon Cain won the Mulrooney Medal in a three way tie with P Eagles (Manuka) and K Schow (Queanbeyan).

Captain/Coach was Bob Bloomfield.

Second Grade

Ainslie Second Grade played Queanbeyan in the First Semi-Final. Ainslie were beaten by 4 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 8.13-61 def by Queanbeyan 9.11-65.

Ainslie player Richard Dunn won the Second Grade League Best and Fairest, with Ainslie player P Jefferies 1 vote back as equal Runner-up.

Intermediate Grade

The Ainslie Intermediate team defeated Queanbeyan in the Second Semi-Final, 10.8-68 to 10.4-64 to go through to the Grand Final. They played Queanbeyan but lost by 9 points.

  • Final score:  Ainslie 7.7-49 def by Queanbeyan 8.10-58
  • Goal Kickers: McCullough 2, Foster 1, Loftus 1, Pillage 1, Keogh 1, Jones 1.
  • Best for Ainslie: Ray, Hawke, James, Betts, Loftus.

Allan Hawke was runner up in the Intermediate Grade League Best & Fairest Award.


Junior Team were beaten in the Grand Final by Eastlake.

  • Final score: Ainslie 2.0-12 def by Eastlake 8.12-60
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie:  Loftus 1, O’Brien 1
  • Best:  Douglas, Boyd, O’Keefe, Loftus, Hamilton, O’Brien

John Loftus won the League Junior Grade Best & Fairest Award.

Sub Juniors

Sub Juniors reached the Grand Final but were defeated by Eastlake.

  • Final score:  Ainslie 3.2-20 def by Eastlake 19.19-133
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie:  Lovering 1, R Hincksman 1, B Hincksman 1
  • Best:  Hincksman, Phillips, Harrington, McCullough

Midgets lost the First Semi-Final to Acton

Club Awards

First Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Brendon Cain
  • Most Consistent: N Cleary
  • Most Promising: D Ross
  • Best Clubman:  J Cleary
  • Most Improved: M Griffiths

Second Grade

  • Best & Fairest: F Marriott
  • Most Consistent:  F Balshaw
  • Most Improved: J Keogh

Intermediate Awards

  • Best & Fairest: Alan Ray
  • Most Consistent: Lionel James
  • Most Improved: Allan Hawke
  • Most Promising: Barry Browning

Club Officials

  • President: Ralph Lewis
  • Senior Vice Presidents: Stan Ray, Harry Gaylard
  • Secretary: H D Kruger
  • Ass Secretary: John Cleary
  • Treasurer: F Martin
  • Patron: J C Moore