There were six teams in the Canberra League in 1968, Acton, Ainslie, ANU, Eastlake, Manuka and Turner-Queanbeyan.

Ainslie First Grade finished the home and away games in third place with 10 wins and 5 losses behind Eastlake, the top team, and Manuka.

Ainslie played ANU in the First Semi-Final at Ainslie Oval. In a tense game Ainslie led at three quarter time by 11 points but ANU fought back and hit the front with 10 minutes to go. Ainslie regained the lead through a goal to Ralph Rendell but in the last hectic minutes ANU kicked a goal to win by 2 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 14.11-95 def by ANU 13.19-97
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Mullin 4, R Rendell 3, Migus 2, Kershaw 2, Cox 1, Drake 1, Read 1
  • Best: B Ryan, C Smith, Mullin, Rendell, Black

Manuka won the Grand Final over Eastlake by 1 point, 9.16-70 to 10.9-69.

Coach Bill Drake resigned after coaching Ainslie for 3 years.

1968-Ainslie Second Grade Premiership Team

Second Grade

Ainslie Second Grade defeated Eastlake in the Second Semi-Final to move through to the Grand Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 10.15-75 def Eastlake 7.7-49

Ainslie defeated Eastlake in the Grand Final to win the Second Grade Premiership.

  • Final score: Ainslie 5.20-50 def Eastlake 4.8-32

1968-Ainslie Third Grade Premiership Team

Third Grade

Ainslie Third Grade played in the District Division Competition.

Ainslie defeated Acton in the Second Semi-Final to advance to the District Division Grand Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 3.1-19 def Acton 1.7-13

The Ainslie Third Team won the Grand Final by defeating Eastlake.

  • Final score: Ainslie 9.16-70 def Eastlake 6.14-50

Club Awards

First Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Barry Kershaw
  • Runner Up B&F: Kevin Hassett
  • Most Consistent: A Black
  • Most Improved: Charles Smith

Second Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Owen Layzell
  • Runner Up B&F: K Price
  • Most Consistent: Keith Heales
  • Most Improved: P Harris

Third Grade

  • Best & Fairest: D Ryde
  • Runner Up B&F: K Tough
  • Most Consistent: K Slattery
  • Most Improved: K Moore

Colts Grade

  • Best & Fairest: A White
  • Runner Up B&F: T Stolz
  • Most Consistent: Doug Laird
  • Most Improved: D Lancaster

Club Officials

  • President: Harry Gaylard
  • Senior Vice President: J Rowe
  • Vice Presidents: F Cornell, N Neeson, B Palmer
  • Treasurer: Barry Browning
  • Secretary: Alan Ray
  • Ass. Secretary: J Spencer
  • Committee: J Bravo, P Clynes, K Hassett, K Heales, L James, B Kershaw, J McConville, P Murdoch, B Norberry, A Rendell, W Saunders, R Venables
  • Patrons: Ralph Lewis, R W Chew