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ISSUE No. 01 - 2022
This is our first newsletter for 2022.

All our Senior teams have commenced Pre Season Training and we are all looking forward to the 2022 Season.

Our Senior teams will commence the 2022 Season on Saturday 2nd April.

We welcomed Matthew Diglio in 2021, who commenced as Ainslie's new General Manager on Monday November 29.

We wish Matthew every success in the role. 
Pre-season has commenced - see below for details

Mondays & Wednesdays - 6pm to 7.30pm
Sessions are at ARO 

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5pm to 6.15pm
Sessions are at ARO

MEN'S SENIOR FOOTBALL (1st & 2nd Grade)
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5.45pm to 7.15pm
Sessions are at ARO

Mondays & Wednesdays - 6pm to 7.30pm
Sessions held at Reid Oval

Details to be confirmed.
Our 2022 Men's Senior Leadership Group

Co-captains, Josh Maynard & Matt Teasdale 
Guy Richardson
Jordan Doering (Senior Coach)
Luke Crocker
Billy Muir
Harry Muir

We look forward to introducing our Womens Leadership Group in the coming weeks.
Lifeline Canberra Bookfair!

Friday kicks off the Lifeline Bookfair at EPIC.

Over three days, more than a quarter of a million books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and board games will be up for grabs.

That many items don't set themselves up, so on Tuesday, some current footy players and a few wiser heads got down to EPIC and lent a hand setting up. It's a pretty massive operation, so hopefully, our help made life a bit easier for Lifeline to get things organised.

Every $26 of merchandise sold allows Lifeline to take a potentially life-saving call. So get down if you can and support a great cause.

Head over to Lifeline Canberra's Facebook page for additional information about the Bookfair or their great work in the Canberra community.

'2022 Women's Summer Series'

On Saturday 12th February nine Ainslie Football Club Players will take place in the Inaugural Women's Summer Series.
Congratulations to our current & new players in 2022:
- Georgia Clayden
- Jamie Clayden
- Elanor Bishop
- Tess Cattle
- Mikelli Garratt
- Georgie Jacques
- Ellie Herron
- Milli Gentle
- Sally Scott
Two of our AFC Coaches 'Britt Tully and Kristen Woods' will also be a part of the Coaching team for the Giants.
We wish players and coaches all the best!
2022 Women's Summer Series
Opening game of the Patches Asphalt AFLW Queanbeyan Cup starts with Ainslie vs Belconnen on Friday 25th February at 6pm - Aulich Park.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.
Junior Age Groups
Effective from season 2022
As per a memo from AFL Canberra....
AFL Canberra has introduced an U16’s competition for season 2022 and removed the U17’s competition. These have been done to remove the double to single age progression. This transition means the competitions will now align with school ages at all levels, which is inline with the National Junior Match Policy. This alignment can allow for a streamlined process into senior football through Rising Stars football.

The below table indicates the new Competition structure for AFL Canberra Juniors in 2022 and beyond.

Mixed/Boys                                     Youth Girls
U9 – Auskick Pro                                U10 – Girls
U10 – Mixed                                        U12 – Girls
U11 – Mixed                                         U14 – Girls
U12 – Mixed                                        U16 – Girls
U13 – Mixed                                        Rising Stars Women / U18 Girls
U14 – Mixed
U15 – Boys
U16 – Boys
Rising Stars Men’s / U18 Boys

These changes have been done to align with the National Junior Match Policy and to create consistency across all competitions in NSW/ACT and Australia more broadly.
Changes to u11s through to u16s teams (mixed, boys & girls) to maximise player numbers to 16-a-side will be introduced in season 2023.



Congratulations to our coaches for season 2022.

Men's First Grade                      Jordan Doering
Women's First Grade                Britt Tully
Men's 2nd Grade                       Nathan Cawley (new appt)
Women's 2nd Grade                 Fiona Van de Made
Men's Rising Stars                    Harry Dunstall (back from a break)
Women's Rising Stars              TBC
Men's Community A Grade     Angus Nolan (new appt)
Men's Community B Grade     Edison Marshall (new appt)


We are really pleased to be able to explore some new playing gear & merchandise options in 2022 with our friends at New Balance.

Orders will be available online in early 2022. Keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Please check out our new look website (
It's easy to navigate around, has Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and has a live Facebook feed for those who don't do social media.
Thank you to our generous major AFC sponsors:
Thank you to our other fantastic AFC sponsors:
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