Ainslie Football Club
Ainslie Football Club is a semi-professional Australian rules football club based in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.
|Full name||Ainslie Football Club|
|Ground(s)||Alan Ray Oval|
The club formed in 1927 and won its first premiership in 1929. They now play in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL).
Ex-St Kilda star Kevin Neale was captain-coach for six seasons (1978–1983), during which time Ainslie won four premierships: 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983. The club was also coached by former VFL/AFL great David Cloke.
The club entered the NEAFL for the competition's inaugural season in 2011 - finishing the year as Eastern Conference premiers.
There are list of past and present Ainsile players who have played at AFL/VFL:
- Alan Bloomfield (North Melbourne)
- Neil Bristow (Footscray)
- Nathan Buckley (Brisbane Bears and Collingwood)
- David Cloke (Richmond and Collingwood)
- Brian Cook (Melbourne)
- Aldo Dipetta (St. Kilda and Sydney Swans)
- Ray Donnellan (Fitzroy)
- Bob Furler (1918–1998) (Hawthorn)
- Nick Heyne (St. Kilda)
- James Hird (Essendon)
- John Jillard (1941–1998) (Footscray)
- Ken McGregor (Adelaide)
- Kevin Neale (St. Kilda)
- Nick Salter (Port Adelaide)
- Marcus Seecamp (Fitzroy and Melbourne)
- Robert Shirley (Adelaide)
- Rob Smith (1951–2013) (North Melbourne)
- Ross W. Smith (North Melbourne)
- Shaun Smith (North Melbourne and Melbourne)
- Alan Stevens (1923–2010) (St. Kilda)
- Jason Tutt (Western Bulldogs and Carlton)
- Aaron vandenBerg (Melbourne)
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