There were eight teams in the Canberra League in 1964, Acton, Ainslie, ANU, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and Turner.

Ainslie defeated Acton in the First Grade First Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 12.14-86 def Acton 10.6-66
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Walsh 4, McPhail 3, Heales 2, Hackett 1, Edwards 1, Davies 1
  • Best: Neeson, Irvine, Walsh, Gowing, W Blomfield, Heales, McPhail, W Ross

Ainslie were defeated by Manuka in the Preliminary Final by 20 points at Ainslie Oval.

  • Final score: Ainslie 9.10-64 def by Manuka 11.18-84
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Edwards 3, Irvine 3, McPhail 1, Field 1, Hawke 1, Gowing 1, Bloomfield 1
  • Best: Irvine, Neeson, McPhail, Hawke, Gowing, Carnegie

Eastlake defeated Manuka in the Grand Final, 14.11-95 to 10.9-69.

Edwards with 54 goals was the leading Ainslie goal kicker in First Grade.

  • Coach: Norm Neeson
  • Managers: Don Robertson, Richard Alder

Second Grade

Ainslie Second Grade defeated Turner in the First Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 7.13-55 def Turner 4.8-32
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Elliot 2, Dawes 2, Muir 1, Ross 1, Hawke 1
  • Best: K Moore, Hawke, McCulloch, Little, Wynack

In the Preliminary Final Ainslie were defeated by Manuka to finish in third place.

  • Final score: Ainslie 6.10-46 def by Manuka 14.10-94
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Webb 2, Dawes 2, Ross 1, McCulloch 1
  • Best: Truesdale, Elliot, Piper, Slattery, Laffan, Calear
  • Captain/Coach: John Spencer
  • Manager: Merv Denley


The Under 19s finished outside the top four.

Intermediate Grade

The Ainslie Under 17 Intermediate team defeated Eastlake in the Second Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 12.10-82 def Eastlake 4.5-29
  • Best: Read, Organ, O’Rourke, White, Carnell, C Smith

They played Eastlake again in the Grand Final and won by 8 points to win the Premiership.

  • Final score: Ainslie 13.6-84 def Eastlake 11.10-76
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Read 3, Grubb 3, Smith 3, Organ 3, Tormey 1
  • Best: Hall, Read, Smith, Carnell, White, Rendell
  • Coach: Tom Evans
  • Manager: Merv Denley
  • Captain: Ralph Rendell,  Vice Capt.: Brian Read


The Juniors had an outstanding year winning 2 Championships and three Premierships from the six teams that contested the Grand Finals. Championships were won by the Junior Grade and the Sub Atoms Grade. Premierships were won by Sub Juniors in both Divisions and the Midgets.

  • Coach: Lionel James
  • Manager: Merv Denley

Club Awards

First Grade

  • Best & Fairest: A Irvine
  • Runner Up B&F: R Moore
  • Most Consistent: Brian Palmer
  • Most Improved: W Blomfield
  • Best Clubman: R Bloomfield

Second Grade

  • Best & Fairest: A Calear
  • Runner Up B&F: R Little
  • Most Consistent: L Piper
  • Most Improved: K Moore


  • Best & Fairest: T Axelby
  • Runner Up B&F: G Gardiner
  • Most Consistent: O Layzell
  • Most Improved: R Denley


  • Best & Fairest: C Smith
  • Runner Up B&F: Ralph Rendell
  • Most Consistent: Brian Read
  • Most Improved: Vince Evans

Club Officials

  • President: Harry Gaylard
  • Senior Vice President: Stan Ray
  • Vice Presidents: A Bryan, C Burmester, J Cleary, M Denley, T Evans, C Gregory, J Horgan, M F Kildea, H E Kruger, N Lynraven, H McCulloch, B Martin, J Rennes, J Rowe, H Savage, M Taafo, B Whatman, J Watt, C Williams
  • Treasurer: R Glynn, K Heales
  • Secretary: Alan Ray
  • Committee: R Alder, P Arundle, E Clifford, F Cornell, T Graham, L James, N Neeson, J Rowe, H Savage
  • Patrons: Ralph Lewis, R W Chew