Jack Ainsley

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Jack Ainsley
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2002–2009 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Ipswich Town 4 (0)
2009 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Histon (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Chelmsford City (loan) 15 (0)
2013 Lowestoft Town
2016– Leiston
National team
2006 England U17 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC).

Jack Ainsley (born 17 September 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Leiston, having been released by Ipswich Town at the end of the 2012–13 season.


Early career[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Suffolk,[2] His father George Ainsley and brother Stuart Ainsley also were at Ipswich as youngsters but never broke into the first team. Ainsley first started his career as a striker with an impressive goal ratio at youth level but since his professional contract Ainsley has currently adapted to right back or centre back.

Ipswich Town[edit]

Ainsley signed a one-year professional contract on 9 June 2009 with Ipswich Town despite interest from a number of Premier League clubs. Ainsley made his debut for Ipswich Town in a 3–3 draw with Shrewsbury Town after extra time in the League Cup, which was won 4–2 in a penalty shootout.[3]

On 30 April 2010 he signed a one-year extension with the club. On 7 August he made his Football League debut replacing Mark Kennedy in the 89th minute in a 3–1 win over Middlesbrough. In April 2011 he was awarded an initial six-month contract extension by the club.[4]
Ainsley made his first league start for Ipswich, playing as a centre back in their 7–1 away defeat to Peterborough on Saturday 21 August 2011. On 20 December 2011 Jack Ainsley signed a new contract keeping him at Portman Road until June 2013.

Rushden & Diamonds[edit]

On 6 November 2009, Ainsley went on loan to Rushden & Diamonds. He only made one appearance which angered the then Ipswich manager Roy Keane and the local press. Keane quoted in a press conference: "He certainly won’t be going back there. None of our players will be going there. It’s not the first time that club’s done that to a player. Not at this club, but I’ve spoken to other managers. If a club comes in and we feel he might get a reasonable chance we might send him out again, which is why we send them out on loan. When a player’s really not given an opportunity then you have concerns. But, as I say, I think it’s happened to one or two other players who’ve gone there. There’s a bit of history with their manager Justin Edinburgh you see. There's a bit of history with everyone.".


On 19 November 2010, Ainsey went on loan to Histon, struggling at the foot of the Conference National, on a one-month deal. He went straight into their squad for the match at Luton Town on 20 November 2010, but could not prevent the side from losing 5–1; Histon were relegated, having finished bottom of the table, at the end of the season.[5]

Lowestoft Town[edit]

In July 2013, Ainsley signed a two-year contract to play with Isthmian League Premier Division side Lowestoft Town.[6] This will see him line up alongside his brother Stuart, who was already at the club.[7]


In February 2016, Ainsley joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Leiston.[8]

International career[edit]

England U17[edit]

On 30 June 2006, Ainsley was called into the England U17's squad with team mate Jordan Rhodes playing in the Nordic Cup. Ainsley scored on his debut against Sweden in a 4–2 win and then scored two as England defeated Norway 2–1. Ainsley won four caps scoring three goals but England lost in the final to Denmark 4–0.

Club statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 24 March 2012)[9]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ipswich Town 2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Histon (loan) 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ipswich Town 2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0


  1. ^ a b "Profiles". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jack Ainsley". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 18 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Shrewsbury 3 – 3 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Six youngsters get Ipswich Town deals". BBC Sport. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ TWTD.co.uk | Ainsley Joins Histon – Ipswich Town News
  6. ^ New face arrives - Lowestoft Town FC
  7. ^ Jack Ainsley joins his brother Stuart at Lowestoft Town
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ http://www.itfc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10272~47761,00.html

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