The Club appointed former St Kilda AFL player Brett Knowles as coach for two seasons.
The AFL Canberra First Grade competition consisted of 8 Clubs, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans Reserves, Tuggeranong, Wagga and Weston Creek.
Ainslie Finished in third place after the home and away games with 11 wins and 7 losses.
Ainslie played Queanbeyan in the First Semi-Final but were defeated by 28 points to finish fourth. Ainslie led at half time by 2 goals but a strong third term by Queanbeyan in which they kicked 7 goals to nil sealed the game.
- Final score: Ainslie 11.12-78 def by Queanbeyan 16.10-106
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: Singh 4, Langan 2, Paine 2, Kavanagh 1, Knowles 1, Schuck 1
- Best: R Langan, B Knowles, P McGrath, N Paine, B Singh, J Forsyth
Ainslie players to represent the ACT were James Kavanagh, Lucas Matthews, Peter McGrath, Todd Pulford and Joel White.
Ainslie players selected in the AFL Canberra Team of the Year were Brett Knowles, Lucas Matthews and Peter McGrath.
James Kavanagh was the Club’s leading goal kicker in First Grade with 42 goals.
- Captain/Coach: Brett Knowles
Ainslie Second Grade finished in fourth position after the home and away games with 6 wins and 9 losses.
Ainslie were defeated in the First Semi-Final by Eastlake to finish fourth.
- Final score: Ainslie 11.12-78 def by Eastlake 14.12-96
- Coach: Matt Conway
- Captain: Tom Munyard