The 1984 ACTAFL Competition consisted of seven teams, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong and West Canberra.

Former VFL player with Collingwood and Richmond, Rod Oborne, was appointed as Ainslie’s Captain/Coach for the 1984 season.

Ainslie First Grade played Queanbeyan in the Second Semi-Final at Football Park, Phillip in a fiercely contested game. After Queanbeyan led by 4 points at three quarter time the lead changed several times before Ainslie ran out winners by 9 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 13.7-85 def Queanbeyan 10.16-76
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Angelis 4, Miller 2, Stone 2, McCormick 2, Wilson 1, Oborne 1, Tutt 1
  • Best: A Smith, Stewart, Taylor, Marshall, Muir, Miller

For the third successive year Ainslie and Eastlake met in the Grand Final. Eastlake started the game strongly but Ainslie hit back to lead at half time by 11 points. From there Ainslie kicked 12 goals to 6 to win the game comfortably by 49 points and win three Grand Finals in a row and their fourteeth Premiership.

  • Final score: Ainslie 20.14-134 def Eastlake 12.13-85
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: Angelis 9, McCormick 4, O’Brien 2, Miller 1, Oborne 1, Birzenieks 1, Rogers 1, Stone 1
  • Best: Stewart, Hamilton, O’Brien, Angelis, Stone, Marshall

The Ainslie Grand Final Team was:

  • Backs: Tony Ielasi, Alan Smith, Gordon Marshall
  • Half Backs: Ian Taylor, Peter Hamilton, Craig Smith
  • Centres: Grant O’Brien, Ken Stone, Reece Conlan
  • Half Forwards: Rod Oborne, Andrew Birzeneiks, John Miller
  • Forwards: Alan Tutt, Paul Angelis, Robbie Baxter
  • Rucks: Greg Stewart, Hadyn Muir, Jack McCormick
  • Interchange: Wayne Rogers, Ross Hincksman  Reserve: P Wilson

Greg Stewart was runner-up in the Mulrooney Medal behind Geoff Hocking of Belconnen.

Paul Angelis was the leading goal kicker in the League with 139 goals. Paul kicked 29 goals in one match against West Canberra which was a record for a major league game. Ainslie also set a record in this game for the most goals kicked in a game in the ACT League of 53.15-333 .

Ten Ainslie players were selected to play representative football for the ACT. They were Rod Oborne, Jack McCormick, Alan Tutt, Andy Birzenieks, Tony Fisher, Peter Hamilton, Grant O’Brien, Paul Angelis, Alan Smith and John Miller.

Ainslie won the Club Championship for the Best Performed Club.

  • Captain/Coach: Rod Oborne

1984-Ainslie Second Grade Premiership Team

Ainslie finished the home and away games on top of the ladder with 16 wins and 2 losses.

Ainslie Second Grade defeated Manuka in the Second Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 15.13-103 def Manuka 11.10-76

Ainslie played Manuka again in the Grand Final defeating them by 55 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 16.20-116 def Manuka 9.7-61
  • Goal Kickers: T Lond 4 (Others not available)
  • Best: T Lond, P Wilson, M Richardson

This was the Fourteenth Premiership for the Ainslie Second Grade having won 13 from 17 appearances in the Grand Final in the last 18 years.

The Second Grade Grand Final Team was:

  • Backs: Geoff Wright, Greg Vickers, Peter Curtis
  • Half Backs: Ross Rendell, Anthony Maher, D Walford
  • Centres: Patrick Palmer, D Dennis, Robert Birch
  • Half Forwards: Dale Seymour, Phil Wilson, Trevor Lond
  • Forwards: Garry Cox, Greg Croser, Malcolm Scholes
  • Rucks: Michael Richardson, Alan Flood, Andrew Bink
  • Interchange: John Taylor, Kim Vandijk
  • Captain/Coach: Garry Cox

1984-Ainslie Under 19 Team

The Ainslie Under 19s finished third after the home and away games with 12 wins and 6 losses.

Ainslie defeated Belconnen in the First Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 12.22-94 def Belconnen 9.8-62

Ainslie Under 19s were defeated in the Preliminary Final by Manuka to finish in third place.

  • Final score: Ainslie 5.10-40 def by Manuka 15.16-106
  • Coach: David Lalor
  • Captain: Rod Vickers
  • Manager: Pat Ford

1984-Ainslie Monaro Team

The Ainslie Monaro Team finished the season in fourth place of the Divsion 2A of the Monaro League after being defeated by RMC in the First Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 5.15-45 def by RMC 12.11-83
  • Coach: Robert Anderson
  • Captain: Wayne Kelty   Vice.Capt: Gary Hincksman
  • Manager: G Allen

1984-Ainslie Under 17 Division 1 Team

Ainslie had an Under 17 Team in both Divisions of the Grade.

The Ainslie Under 17 Division 1 team defeated Marist in the First Semi-Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 9.12-66 def Marist 7.4-46

They made it through to the Grand Final by defeating St Edmunds in a close encounter in the Preliminary Final.

Ainslie were defeated by Belconnen South in the Grand Final to finish as Runners-up.

  • Final score: Ainslie 5.3-33 def by Belconnen South 11.11-77

The Ainslie Under 17 Div 1 team for the Grand Final was:

  • Backs: Craig Gillespie, Chris Mohrwinkel, Robert Kelly
  • Half Backs: Greg Brown, Greg Bishop, Allan Maher
  • Centres: Shaun Smith, Darren Fagarrazzi, Salvo Delorenzo
  • Half Forwards: Sean Corkhill, Craig Gibson, Paul Stephens
  • Forwards: Tony Ryan, Paul Birzenieks, Paul Finkeld
  • Rucks: Mark Sinclair, David Wilton, Peter Brudenall
  • Interchange: Justin Savas, James Walters, Peter Brown

1984-Ainslie Under 17 Division 2 Premiership Team

The Ainslie Under 17 Division 2 team lost the Second Semi-Final to Woden-Manuka.

  • Final score: Ainslie 9.8-62 def by Woden Manuka 12.10-82

They made it through to the Grand Final by defeating Tuggeranong in the Preliminary Final. In the Grand Final they defeated Woden-Manuka to win the Premiership.

  • Final score: Ainslie 10.8-68 def Woden Manuka 6.4-40
  • Best: T Brekalo, D Potts, M Schow

The Grand Final team for the Division 2s was:

  • Backs: Tony Bianchini, Scott Gibson, G Duffy
  • Half Backs: Rod McGibbon, Tom Naughton, Robert Bianchini
  • Centres: Graham Moon, Michael Schow, Stephen Duffy
  • Half Forwards: Tony Brekalo, Geoff Barker, PaulHowell
  • Forwards: Greg Simsons, Greg Potts, C Doyle
  • Rucks: Mark Negri, Shane Stockwell, D Logan
  • Interchange: G McNair, A Pryor, John Finsterer, Paul Highmore, I Prendergast, Brett Stockwell, V Brekalo

Greg Simsons kicked 93 goals to lead the Grade in goal kicking. He also kicked 12 playing in other grades to take his tally to 105 goals.

  • Coaches: Ross Hincksman (Div 1), John Rebecca (Div. 2)
  • Managers: Brett Muir (Div 1)

Club Awards

First Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Greg Stewart
  • Runner-up B&F: Paul Angelis
  • Most Consistent: Peter Hamilton
  • Most Improved: Andy Birzenieks

Second Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Garry Cox
  • Runner-up B&F: Alan Flood
  • Most Consistent: Michael Richardson
  • Most Improved: Geoff Wright

Under 19

  • Best & Fairest: Andrew Bishop
  • Runner-up B&F: Justin Foley
  • Most Consistent: Rod Vickers
  • Most Improved: Graham Moon


  • Best & Fairest: Don Mackay
  • Runner-up B&F: David Southwell
  • Most Consistent: Scott Marlin
  • Most Improved: Don Cross

Under 17 Div 1

  • Best & Fairest: Shaun Corkhill
  • Runner-up B&F: Greg Bishop
  • Most Consistent: Shaun Smith
  • Most Improved: Chris Mohrwinkel

Under 17 Div 2

  • Best & Fairest: Tony Brekalo
  • Runner-up B&F: Rod McGibbon
  • Most Consistent: Greg Simsons
  • Most Improved: Peter Hansell

Club Officials

  • President: Bruce Glossop
  • Senior Vice-President: Garry Marshall
  • Vice Presidents: G Ryan, Keith Heales, W Harvey
  • Secretary: Eric Turner
  • Ass. Secretary: Brett Muir
  • Treasurer: Karl Blundell
  • Committee: A D Andrews, A G Bennett G Harwood, D Larkins, A McGrath, J McGrath, B Palmer, L Rawson, R Rawson, J Rebecca, G Rogers, J Wallace
  • Patrons: H Gaylard, Sen. D Jessop, Sen. M Townley