Craig Ainslie progressed through Norwood's junior grades before making his senior debut. He played 11 games for the Under 17's in 1976, and another 15 in 1977 when he was runner-up in the Best and Fairest and appeared twice for the under 19's.
In 1978 he played 13 games for the under 19's before being elevated to captain the following year.
Ainslie made his league debut against West Adelaide in round 3, 1980 under new coach Neil Balme - he played another five games in his first season of league football
He spent most of 1984 in the Reserves (14 games), and his only game of senior football was against West Adelaide in theAustralian Football Championships (night series)
R Cialini Oct 2019