There were six teams in the First Grade competition in 2008, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans and Tuggeranong.

Ainslie finished the home and away games in third place with 10 wins and 8 losses.

In the First Semi-Final at Manuka Oval in boggy conditions Ainslie were defeated by Eastlake to finish in fourth place.

  • Final score: Ainslie 8.7-55 def by Eastlake 9.15-69
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: C Pettersson 3, B Hughes 2, M Crook 1, A Bourke 1, R Lewis 1
  • Best: D Argall, M Crook, W Neely, R Tuohey, A Harris, E Stone

Sydney Swans went on the win their fourth consecutive Premiership defeating Belconnen 11.4-70 to 9.15-69.

Ben Hughes was the leading goalkicker for the Club with 44 goals.

Second Grade

Ainslie finished the home and away games in fourth place with 3 wins and 10 losses. There were only five teams in the Second Grade competition, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.

In the First Semi-Final Ainslie were defeated by Queanbeyan to finish in fourth place.

  • Final score: Ainslie 2.3-15 def by Queanbeyan 8.13-61

2008-Ainslie Under 18 Team

The Ainslie Under 18s finished on top of the ladder after the home and away games with 13 wins and 5 losses.

In the Second Semi-Final Ainslie were defeated by Marist.

  • Final score: Ainslie 9.11-65 def by Marist 11.9-75

In the Preliminary Final Ainslie defeated Belconnen to set up a re-match with Marist in the Grand Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 14.8-92 def Belconnen 5.6-36
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: A Grozinger 4, C Baxter 4, A Franklin 2, J Tutt 1, J Griffin 1, B Sainsbury 1, S Boden 1
  • Best: J Griffin, A Grozinger, B Spencer, J James, C Baxter, J Flanagan

The Grand Final between Ainslie and Marist was a close game. Ainslie set up a good lead at half time but Marist hit the front after a strong third quarter. Ainslie couldn’t close the gap in the final quarter and went down by 2 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 6.10-46 def by Marist 7.6-48
  • Coach: Malcolm Scholes
  • Manager: Gary Grozinger


The Ainslie Thirds team in Division 3 did not win a game for the season and finished on bottom of the ladder.

  • Coach: Trevor Treloar

2008-Ainslie Women’s Team

The Ainslie Women’s team played in an eight team competition and finished the home and away in second place.

In the Second Semi-Final Ainslie defeated Eastlake to go straight through to the Grand Final.

  • Final score: Ainslie 3.6-24 def Eastlake 2.7-19

Ainslie played Eastlake again in the Grand Final but were defeated by 25 points.

  • Final score: Ainslie 2.4-16 def by Eastlake 6.5-41
  • Goal kickers for Ainslie: D Glatz 1, B Connors 1
  • Best: K Winfield, L Marzotto, J Lucas, M Hurley, D Glatz, H Cogle
  • Coach: Justin Fromm

Club Awards

First Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Billy Neely
  • Runner up B&F: Tom Daniel, Ryan Lewis
  • Coach’s Award: Michael Lawless
  • Rising Star: Connor Pettersson
  • Richard Fleming Memorial Award: Ash Harris

Second Grade

  • Best & Fairest: Daine Harrison
  • Runner up B&F: David Nolen
  • Best Clubman: Glen Erickson
  • Coach’s Award: Nathan Robertson

Under 18

  • Best & Fairest: Jesse Griffin
  • Runner up B&F: Jeremy Hirst
  • Best Club Person: Matthew Vickers
  • Most Promising Player: Jason Tutt
  • Coach’s Award: Roger Dauth
  • Bev Trebilcock Award: Shaun Campbell


  • Best & Fairest: Dave Stewart
  • Runner up B&F: Drew Alsford
  • Best Clubman: Cameron Whitnell
  • Coach’s Award: Robert Ho


  • Best & Fairest: Hannah Gill
  • Runner up B&F: Laura Kitscha
  • Most Improved: Jess Lucas
  • Coach’s Award: Dani Nugent
  • Player’s Player: Hannah Gill
  • Most Prominent Club Person: Bob Barb
  • Jaws Trophy: Nicole Bourke

Club Officials

  • President: Ian Muir
  • Senior Vice President: Trevor Lond
  • Vice President: Wayne Rogers
  • Secretary: Matthew Conway
  • Treasurer: John O’Loughlin
  • Committee: Ian Muir, Trevor Lond, Wayne Rogers, John O’Loughlin, Matthew Conway, Salvo Delorenzo, Brett Hannam, Ian Haupt, Gavin Pound, Mark Sinclair
  • Manager Football Operations: Corey Saitta
  • Patron: Alan Ray