With the addition of two teams from Sydney there were 9 teams in the NEAFL Eastern Conference, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Hills Eagles, Queanbeyan, Sydney Swans Reserves, Sydney University, Tuggeranong and UWS Giants. Teams in the Northern Conference were Aspley, Brisbane Lions Reserves, Broadbeach, Gold Coast Suns Reserves, Labrador, Morningside, Mt Gravatt, NT Thunder, Redland, Southport.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in third place with 12 wins and 6 losses.
Ainslie played the Sydney Swans Reserves in the Qualifying Final but were defeated by 79 points.
- Final score: Ainslie 13.4-82 def by Sydney Swans 24.17-161
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: K McGregor 5, R Tuohey 2, K Morris 1, J Costigan 1, I Lawless 1, L Highfield 1, N Paine 1, J Bennett 1
- Best: J Fleming, A Harris, K McGregor, J Costigan, R Tuohey, K Morris
Ainslie played Eastlake in the Semi Final at Manuka Oval. Ainslie led by 13 points at three quarter time. In a very tense final quarter Eastlake hit the front with 5 minutes remaining but Ainslie fought back to level the score. With only seconds remaining an Eastlake player took a pack mark 40 metres out from goal. Kicking after the siren a point was scored to give Eastlake victory and leave Ainslie in fourth place.
- Final score: Ainslie 11.8-74 def by Eastlake 10.15-75
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: K McGregor 5, S Horner 2, J Costigan 1, M Crook 1, R Tutt 1, J Bennett 1
- Best: D Walker, J Fleming, K McGregor, S Horner, A Harris, I Lawless
The Ainslie team for the Semi-Final was:
Ian Lawless (Capt.), K McGregor, Simon Horner, Ryan Tutt, Marcus Crook, Josh Bennett, Jed Costigan, Ash Harris, Jason Fleming, Dale Walker, Matthew Hearn, Damien Bowles, Michael Ghobrial, Jesse Griffin, Jeremy Hirst, Ryan Blundell, Shaun Cambell, Aaron Vandenberg, Corey Baxter, Kane Morris, Robert Tuohey, Lachlan Crook, Jack Cuzner.
Queanbeyan defeated the Sydney Swans in the Grand Final to win the NEAFL Eastern Conference Premiership, 18.13-121 to 13.13-91