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NEWSLETTER
ISSUE No. 10 - 2021
With no Football last weekend (26/6) we have a shortened Newsletter this week. So we have taken the opportunity to focus on some of our Junior Teams, with three Junior Team reports below.

Please remember that now more than ever it is critical to stay patient and flexible as things may unexpectedly happen.
Please look after yourself, your loved ones, and your mates.
NO FOOTBALL - JUNE 26 & 27
 
Due to ACT Govt ground closures there was NO FOOTBALL last weekend.

We will have RESULTS back in next issue.
And keep an eye on our
facebook page (Ainslie Football Club | Facebook), or
twitter account (ainsliefc (@ainslie_fc) / Twitter)
for updated scores.

For all our Junior Football players enjoy your footy break.
Why not come and check out one of the Ainslie teams playing on Saturday.
Season Results - Senior & Community Football 
Click below for full results on the AFL Canberra website
Full Results

Season Results — Junior Football 

Click below for full results on the AFL Canberra website
Full Results
Let's stay safe at the footy!!
Remember to QR code at the venue you attend (irrespective of whether you are on a Team Sheet).
Wear a face-mask where necessary.
Hand sanitise.
and look after each other.

There is no Gate Fee charge at Kippax or ARO this weekend.

Round 9 - 1st Grade Live Streaming


To stream games this weekend, click on the game you want to view.
https://www.cluch.tv/page/609c770523eec60018a36adb.
 
Note you may need to register for CluchTV to view.
A Covid Update from AFL Canberra in regards coming weeks of footy.

Information for clubs BASED IN ACT:
o Masks are not required by any player, official or spectator at any ground within the territory – this is for training and games
o It is recommended for players and officials to wear masks when inside changerooms or a common area
o Masks are required by club staff working in a canteen and bar
o Each venue is required to have sanitiser and the CBR check in app
Further information can be found at - https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and.../face-masks
Information for CLUBS BASED IN REGIONAL NSW
o Masks are required for anyone outside of their home
o Masks are required to be worn by all coaches, water carriers, trainers, team doctors and team officials
o Masks for players, runners and umpires are able to be removed when they commence warming up for the activity
o Masks must be put back on as soon as the activity has completed
o Masks are required for anyone within a common area and changeroom
o Masks are required for all spectators at a training and match
o Masks are required for all canteen and bar staff
o Capacity for indoor and outdoor areas are capped at 1 person per 4 square metres
~ This includes changerooms and clubhouses
o Masks are required to be worn by all upon arrival to the facility
o Each venue is required to have sanitiser and the Service NSW check in app
Further information can be found here - https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-information...
It is important to note that if a Canberra club travels to a club based in NSW, that the NSW health orders are followed and restrictions adhered to.
It is important to note that if a NSW club travels to a club in ACT, that the ACT health orders are followed and restrictions adhered to.
Girl's u12s Blacks
Match Report (20/6)

The Under 12 Blacks have started the second half of season brilliantly, beating the Magpies who previously beat us in the first round. With limited numbers we kept them scoreless in the first quarter with relentless tackling from the back line headed up this week by Matilda Stear. Magpies also tackled us into many stoppages. Our ruck Dilki had a blinder, out-tapping the taller opposition ruck, which was an inspiration to the rest of the team. The first goal by Zara got the girls going.

Mid second quarter we acquired four great little helpers from the Under 14's, Charlotte, Kaiya, Grace and Lilia. Grace kicked our second goal, and Emma H kicked our third. Emma D also had a narrow miss that registered a score. There was some clean kicking from Yeji and our rockets Nina, Maya, Tess and Livvy who all outplayed their opponents. There was strong marking from Mia and Emma D along with Hannah getting some ball in to the forwards. There was another narrow miss from Emma D to give us another score.

Gabby is having a great first year and was terrific again as our brick wall in defence. Paige and Maeve using their height to their advantage also made for a great win.

It must be noted that for me to do a write up is incredibly HARD as every single player puts in an exceptional effort in every single week. Team black have been improving every week and show outstanding sportsmanship to go with it. If I left anyone out I assure you everyone contributed

So Ainslie Parents and Members should look forward to some extraordinary good talent coming through.

 

Dave Stear
Proud Coach
"THE MIGHTY BLACKS”.

Girl's u12s Reds
Match Report (20/6)

In Round 9, the Ainslie Girls U12s Reds took on the Weston Creek Wildcats at Stirling. It was a great morning for football - the winds were less biting than they were for those who also enjoyed Saturday football and some of the sun's warmth even threatened to sneak through.
 
We anticipated a tough match, despite having a good win against the Wildcats in Round 1. With another team in the competition folding, the Wildcats had supplemented their line-up with a number of new (and tall) players, so it was a different team to the one we took on way back in May.
 
Coach Damien's strategy going in was to hold our structure, tackle hard and look for targets with the girls' long kicks.  The Ainslie girls came out hard in the first quarter, with two great goals coming as a result of aggressive rucking, a solid midfield effort and great vision to look for targets. We played the second quarter against the odds, with 16 players to the Wildcats' 18, but thanks to our structure and our tackling, managed to only concede two goals while still sneaking through one of our own.
 
Replenished with a full suite of players (and snakes) after half time, the girls did not give up in the second half.  While we had a narrow lead for the entire match, there was a nervous energy as it really felt that the game that could have gone either way. The Wildcats found their groove and made the most of a couple of their key players, but Ainslie responded by doubling down on our tackling strength and our kicking prowess to hold on for the win.  
 
But of course, in junior football, it's not all about winning so we should just reflect that football was the winner on the day.  More important than the points on the board was the way in which the girls came together, with positive energy and the commitment to give their all for their team mates.  Compared to our Round 1 match, it was so rewarding to watch the way all the players played as a team and supported each other - every player knew what role they had to play, every player's skills had improved since Round 1 and at the end of the match, every player knew the words to the team song (which is great, because there were enough voices to drown out Damien's).  
 
The parents pushed themselves too - the boundary umpire ran hard, the goal umpire kept the managers' scorecards on track, our substitute runner did a great job under the keen mentorship of our injured runner, the B&F voters had a tough job, luckily the First Aid Officer had a very quiet match, and the cheer squad was in form.
 
All in all, a great morning of football.
 

Great Jones
Proud Manager
"THE MIGHTY REDS”.

Test your footy trivia...

 
1) When Essendon won the premiership in 2000, which team or teams had won the most AFL and VFL grand finals since 1897?
 
2) Which team is the only team team to have been in the competition for only one year and win a premiership?

3) What VFA (now VFL) club did Barry Round captain/coach after retiring from the VFL?

4) ‘Sherrin’ is the brand of football used in the AFL. Which other, generally much maligned football, was an option for the toss winning captain in the 90s?

See below for answers

Girl's u16s
Match Report (20/6)

Looking at the results of the two teams involved in our under 16’s Girls clash on Sunday and their respective places on the ladder we were confident of a good showing, however we didn’t anticipate a really impressive 20 goal win.

Our message to the girls before the game was to play our brand of team first, running football and the score line would take care of itself, and as indicated by the end result the game did play out that way. To Tuggeranong’s credit, despite the lopsided score, they did make us earn the win and their tackling pressure was fantastic all day.

We had strong players all over the field, and in a win as good as ours was, it’s hard to single girls out, however Sophia de Castella’s four goals from the midfield and Ella Cooper with 4 from full forward were excellent contributors.

We now have a bye, followed by the school holiday break before our next game, so our challenge will be to keep the girls training hard and working on continually improving their skills leading into the back end of the season.

 

Stafford Cooper
Coach
Youth Girls Under 16s

Vale – Billy Harvey

It's with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of William “Billy” Harvey who passed away in Melbourne earlier this month.

Billy Harvey joined the Ainslie Football Club Board in 1983 and served until the mid-1990's. He served as a Vice President for several years and was heavily involved in the social and fundraising portfolios which was crucial to maintaining the culture of the club.

He organised and ran a number of functions from team BBQ's, the Red, White and Black Ball, AFC days at the races and trips to the cricket in Sydney.

One of the hardest and, from a fundraising perspective, one of the most successful events was the Ainslie Bonanza yearly raffle.

This raised much needed funds which was the start of securing various local businesses to become involved with the club. Billy was always willing to just “get things done’ and was a worthy winner of the clubman of the year award in 1984.

After he left Canberra Billy kept in touch with many people from the AFC and continued to follow the team. He was a very popular and well thought of bloke.

The Ainslie Community sends our condolences to Billy’s family at this sad time.

Grab your copy!

Limited edition, 165-page book about the Ainslie Football Club and one of it's legends. $40 (plus postage. For further details, contact the AFC Office.

A WEEK AHEAD          
Saturday July 10 
Footy Fixtures

Footy trivia answers...

 
(1) When Essendon won the premiership in 2000, which team or teams had won the most AFL and VFL grand finals since 1897?
CARLTON

(2) Which team is the only team team to have been in the competition for only one year and win a premiership?
ESSENDON

(3) What VFA (now VFL) club did Barry Round captain/coach after retiring from the VFL?
WILLIAMSTOWN

(4) ‘Sherrin’ is the brand of football used in the AFL. Which other, generally much maligned football, was an option for the toss winning captain in the 90s?
THE FAULKNER
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