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