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ISSUE No. 28 - 2021
This is the 2nd last newsletter for 2021.

We have commence Pre Season Training and we are all looking forward to the 2022 Season.
2021 Junior Award Recipients

Under 8 Black
Best & Fairest – Arthur Giason
Best Club Person – Xander Fingleton
Coach’s Award – Matilda Thorn
Under 8 Red
Best & Fairest – Ammon Wolf
Best Club Person – Coop Gamez
Coach’s Award – Eden Griffiths-Cook
Under 8 White
Best & Fairest – Sam Wettinger
Best Club Person – Saxon Ragg
Coach’s Award – Henry Chapple
Under 9 Black
Best & Fairest – Miles Lawless
Best Club Person – Ruby Roberts
Coach’s Award – Henry Bissell
Under 9 Red
Best & Fairest – Cillian Needham-Dunn
Best Club Person - Harry Leach
Coach’s Award – Jack Jeffress
2021 Junior Award Recipients - Cont.

Under 10 Red
Best & Fairest – Kade Roux
Best Club Person – Mylo Phillbrook
Coach’s Award – Isaac O’Brien
Under 10 Black
Best & Fairest – Gus Bennett
Best Club Person – Riley Kendrigan
Coach’s Award – Bodhi Mohan
Under 11 Red
Best & Fairest – Jack Smithson
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Jack Dowling
Best Club Person – Tanish Patel
Coach’s Award – Bailey Kirk
Coach’s Award – Jedediah McGuane
Players’ Player – Ernie Cuthbertson
Under 11 Black
Best & Fairest – Aidan Palmer
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Max Robinson
Best Club Person – Samuel Hayes
Coach’s Award – Ryan Lynes
Players’ Player – James Thorpe
Under 12 Tricolours
Best & Fairest – Hamish O’Sullivan
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Oscar Flanagan
Best Club Person – Alex Turner
Coach’s Award – Isaac Thomas
Coach’s Award – Finlay Mitchell
Players’ Player – Andrew Moorcroft
2021 Junior Award Recipients - Cont.

Under 13 Black
Best & Fairest – Kobe Wood
Runner Up Best & Fairest – George Breusch
Best Club Person – Jack Dunn
Coach’s Award – Asher Castro
Coach’s Award – Louis Wilcox
Players’ Player – Laa’uli Hamilton
Under 13 Red
Best & Fairest – Brayden Noonan
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Xavier Zerger
Best Club Person – Ethan Robertson
Most Consistent – Gab Galeotti
Hardest Working – Max Telford
Players’ Player – Marley Grosse
Under 14 Tricolours
Best & Fairest – Lachlan Moresi
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Liam Norton
Best Club Person – Liam Deegan
Coach’s Award – Sam Hillier
Coach’s Award – Aaron Grant
Players’ Player – George Covey
Under 15 Black
Best & Fairest – Luca Drury
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Will Beardsley
Best Club Person – Morgan Quinn
Most Consistent – Tom Quigley
Most Consistent – Travis Beardsley
Most Improved – Kodey Bourne
Players’ Player – James Etherington
2021 Junior Award Recipients - Cont.

Under 15 Red
Best & Fairest – Nelson Marks
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Codie Bastow-Willimott
Best Club Person – Sam Oliver
Coach’s Award – Harper Smee
Coach’s Award – Carlo Knox
Players’ Player – Cameron Terry
Under 17 Tricolours
Best & Fairest – Zac Noack
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Maxwell Shadbolt
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Riley Hamilton
Best Club Person – Lachie McCormack
Most Consistent – Jesse Dunstall
Most Improved – Kailan Birkett
Players’ Player – Cameron Terry
Girls Under 12 Black
Best & Fairest – Gabi Vanweydeveld
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Sarah Leach
Best Club Person – Zara Bordier
Coach’s Award – Yeji Bae
Coach’s Award – Ella Parnaby
Players’ Player – Maya Morton
Girls Under 12 Red
Best & Fairest – Zoe Quigley
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Josie Morse
Best Club Person – Ivy Hartwig
Coach’s Award – Pippa Harman
Coach’s Award – Violet Lybrand
Players’ Player – Elise Doherty 
2021 Junior Award Recipients - Cont.

Girls Under 14 Black
Best & Fairest – Molly Paddison
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Lucy Blacker
Best Club Person – Stella Fraser
Coach’s Award – Rose Linard
Coach’s Award – Mackenzie Cowburn
Players’ Player – Tilly Barker
Girls Under 14 Red
Best & Fairest – Imogen Morse
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Hannah Reid
Best Club Person – Claudia Connellan
Coach’s Award – Vivian Field
Coach’s Award – Olivia Cannell
Players’ Player – Grace New 
Girls Under 16 Tricolours
Best & Fairest – Sophia De Castella
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Mia Cooper
Best Club Person – Alicia Patt
Best Club Person – Maddie Sadlier
Most Consistent – Kelly Lang
Most Improved – Lara Clements
Players’ Player – Mia Cooper
Women’s Rising Stars
Best & Fairest – Jasmyn Tozer
Runner Up Best & Fairest – Mikelli Garrett
Best Club Person – Annabell Scott
Most Improved – Amulya Thumma
Emerging Leader – Claudia Kendall
Players’ Player – Olivia Allen

We welcome Matthew Diglio, who will be commencing as Ainslie's new General Manager from Monday November 29.

We wish Matthew every success in the role.

Please note that there will be no more Veteran's Lunches held in 2021.
The next Veteran's Lunch will be held Thursday February 3, 2022.
Pre-season has commenced - see below for details
They will be held in groups across various days.

WOMEN & GIRLS - (u14s & older)
Wednesday sessions are open to u14s & older.
Saturday sessions open to u18s & older.

Sessions will continue at ARO as follows:
~ Saturdays Nov 20 to Dec 18 - 8 - 9.30am.
~ Wednesdays Nov 24 to Dec 15 6 - 7.30pm.
~ Tues Dec 21 (Final session).  This is a shortened and combined session with other groups, ending with BBQ & drinks - starts 5.30pm.

MEN'S SENIOR FOOTBALL (1st, 2nd Grade & u18s)
Commenced Tuesday Nov 23, and held at ARO.
Times are 5.30-7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays until Dec 21.
Tues Dec 21 (Final session) - is a shortened and combined session with other groups, ending with BBQ & drinks - starts 5.30pm.

Commenced Wednesday Nov 24, and held at Reid Oval.
Times are 6.00 - 7.30pm until Dec 15.
Tues Dec 21 (Final session) - is a shortened and combined session with other groups, ending with BBQ & drinks - starts 5.30pm.

Commenced Monday Nov 22, and held at Alan Ray Oval.
Times are 5.00-6.00pm until Dec 13.
Work on your skills with Ainslie Junior coaches and Ainslie Senior players.
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.
Season 2022 Signings

Over the coming weeks/months we are excited to share with you details of our Men’s & Women’s teams for 2022. 

The process is well underway for our Men’s team and has just begun for our Women’s team. Many thanks to those involved in these processes.

Keep an eye on our Facebook for plenty more 
announcements (or checkout the Facebook stream on our website).


All coaching positions for Junior Football are vacant and needing to be filled for Season 2022. Every junior coaching role is a 12 month appointment, and so we advertise every year. We would anticipate some coaches to look to continue while others may look to step back.

For those interested in coaching one of our 20+ Junior Teams (as head coach or assistant coach – there are different forms) at Ainslie in 2022 please complete the 2022 Junior Coaching Expression of Interest (EoI) form – CLICK Here for form.

Any queries please contact Matthew Teasdale at or 0455 455 063.

Forms to be submitted by November 30, 2021.



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.

We have a large supply of on-line clothing orders that have been delivered to the office. If you haven't received yours, contact Matt Teasdale on 0455 455 063 or

We continue this week with:

~ Episode 22 - Conversation 1 with Lynnet Bridgfoot
the first part in our 6 part series - "Growing Up"

~ Episode 23 - Conversation 2 with Lynnet Bridgfoot
the second part in our 6 part series - "Sport & Family"

Checkout Facebook or past newsletters for episodes 1-21
We thanks our contributors for their willingness to share there journey to reveal WHO ARE WE!
Check out our Facebook page to watch Lynnet's next videos.
Click Here for Interview 22 (conversation 1 with Lynnet Bridgfoot)
Click Here for Interview 23 (conversation 2 with Lynnet Bridgfoot)
AFL Summer Twilight Clinics
Adam Treloar, Western Bulldogs AFL player, comes to Alan Ray Oval with Active Attitudes Sports & Wellness Clinics.

AFL Summer Twilight Clinics for 5-12 year olds run on Tuesdays 30 Nov & 7 Dec. Register at

(Ainslie Juniors get a 20% discount using the code -LOCALJNR20.)
AFL Summer Elite Clinics
Active Attitudes Sports & Wellness Clinics are running an intensive development camp for players aged 12-16+ with AFL player Adam Treloar and former AFL player Jordan Doering, together with physio/strength and conditioning advise from Sportscare & Physiotherapy.
These Summer Elite Clinics will run on Thursdays 2 & 9 Dec at Alan Ray Oval.
Register at

(Ainslie Juniors get a 20% discount using the code -LOCALJNR20.)

For those attending The Resilience Project with the Ainslie Footy Club, please note it has been rescheduled due to the ongoing uncertainty and disruptions created by COVID-19.

The amended performance date and time
is Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 7:00pm in The Playhouse.

No longer able to make it?
Please email Ian Muir at

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.
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