The 2001 Season had six teams competing, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong and Weston Creek Wildcats.
Ainslie played Queanbeyan in the First Grade First Semi-Final, but were defeated by 3 points.
- Final score: Ainslie 6.7-43 def by Queanbeyan 6.10-46
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: G Gorman 1, B Jarmyn 1, R Langan 1, D McGee 1, P McGrath 1, B Thornton 1
- Best: P Colussi, D Gagnon, M Seecamp, R Langan, J Brooke
Ainslie had three Representative players in the ACT team that defeated the Victorian Metropolitan League. They were Todd Pulford, Malcolm Beattie and Peter McGrath.
Two Ainslie players, Malcolm Beattie and Peter McGrath were selected in the AFL Canberra Team of the Year.
Peter McGrath was awarded the Best First Year Player award, the Eddie Walewicz Award. Peter McGrath also led the Club’s First Grade goal kicking with 20 goals.