Ainslie Football Club withdrew from the NEAFL competition and returned to the Canberra Community competition. This left Eastlake as the only remaining ACT NEAFL team and they changed their named to the Canberra Demons. Ainslie had teams in all possible Grades, being the only Club to do so, supporting six teams. The AFL Canberra First Grade competition consisted of six Clubs, Ainslie, Belconnen, Eastlake, Gungahlin, Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.
At the end of the home and away games Ainslie First Grade finished on top of the ladder with 14 wins and 1 loss.
Ainslie played Belconnen in the Semi-Final at Ainslie Oval. Ainslie jumped Belconnen to score 6 goals to nil in the first quarter and continued on to have 10 goals to 1 at half time. Ainslie increased their lead in each quarter to run out winners by 91 points and go through to the Grand Final.
- Final score: Ainslie 18.19-127 def Belconnen 5.6-36
- Goal Kickers for Ainslie: N. Salter 7, N. Paine 3, S. Curtis, M. Lawless, J. Rice, H. Delves, A. Wiles, N. Foley, I. Lawless, H. Armstrong
- Best Players: H. Delves, N. Salter, J. Cuzner, B. Maiden, N. Foley, A. Wiles
In the Grand Final Ainslie played Queanbeyan after their 2 point win over Belconnen in the Preliminary Final. Ainslie opened up a good lead of 19 points at quarter time thanks to an explosive quarter by Nick Paine kicking 5 goals. The lead was extended to 31 at half time. Queanbeyan closed the game down in the second half making scoring difficult but Ainslie ran out winners by 29 points to win their 25th Premiership.
- Final score: Ainslie 13.14-92 def Queanbeyan 9.9-63
- Goal Kickers for Ainslie: N. Paine 6, M. Lawless 3, S. Sienkiewicz, R. Haupt, N. Foley, A. Wiles
- Best Players: N. Paine, J. Hirst, S. Sienkiewicz, D. Bowles, J. Cuzner, J. Maynard
Nick Paine was awarded the Alex Jesaulenko Medal for Best Player on the Ground.
Hayden Armstrong, Damien Bowles, Simon Curtis, Ash Harris (Capt.), Jeremy Hirst, Max Richardson and Nick Salter were selected in the AFL Canberra Team of the Year. Chris Rourke was selected as the Coach of the Year. Selected in the AFL Canberra Representative Team against Sydney AFL were: Ash Harris (Capt.), Shaun Allan, Damien Bowles, Simon Curtis, Henry Delves, Ian Lawless, Ben Maiden, Max Richardson, Aaron Wiles
Simon Curtis and Aaron Wiles polled 12 votes to be equal third in the Mulrooney Medal.
Nick Salter topped the League goal kicking to win the Kevin Neale Goal Kicking Award with 85 goals.
- Coach: Chris Rourke
- Captain Ash Harris
- Manager: Glenn Brown