Formed in 1927, the Ainslie Football Club won its first premiership in 1929. It is notable for having produced several AFL players including James Hird and Shaun Smith. Nathan Buckley played one season with the club.
In its history, ex-St Kilda footballer Kevin Neale was captain coach for 6 seasons (1978–1983); and, in that time Ainslie won 4 premierships. The club has also been coached by former VFL/AFL great David Cloke.
Ainslie Football Club
O’Connor Oval, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie
Ainslie is a leafy suburb of Canberra, situated in the North Canberra district. Ainslie is within walking distance of the City, the nature trails of Mount Ainslie, the Australian War Memorial and the many restaurants of Dickson. The suburb was named after James Ainslie, a Scottish pastoralist and a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo.
1929, 1936, 1946-47, 1952, 1958-59, 1961, 1970, 1979-80, 1982-83-84, 1987, 1990, 1992-93-94-95-96-97, 2010, 2012-13, 2016-17