Year: 2018

AFL Grand Final, Friday, 9/28

San Diego Lions Australian Football Club Grand Final Extravaganza! 

Delicious food, drink specials and great camaraderie with the local team, family and friends, both old and new. All ages welcome as Social Tap is a family friendly establishment, indoor and outdoor seating.  360 degree viewing with over 20 televisions and amplified sound throughout.  A great staff, themed cocktails, amazing food and drink specials all await you!  Raffles, games and great SD Lions merchandise will all be available as well.


San Diego Lions vs. Orange County Bombers @ Doyle Recreation Center 8/11/18

This Saturday,  August 11th we will have a match vs the OC Bombers.  It will be an 18 a side match starting at 2PM at Doyle Rec Center.  Players should be at the field to help set up and warm up at or before 1PM. We have 2 months to prepare for the Nationals tournament in October!

All supporters are welcome as it should be a great day of football in San Diego!

When:  Saturday August 11 at 2 PM

Where:  Doyle Recreation Center – 8175 Regents Rd. San Diego CA 92122

Flip Flop Formal, Saturday, August 4

It’s that time once again to dust off the suit, choose your fanciest tie and get your partner all spruced up for a night out with the San Diego Lions for the Flip Flop Formal! Simon and Lee will once again host this annual event on Saturday, August 4. El Unico Tacos will be providing the fresh made, delicious tacos and of course, we’ll have some downhome sweet goodies.
We’ll have plenty of beer, wine and margaritas.

Things to remember:
1. No shoes…it’s San Diego…wear your flip flops!
2. Adults only for this one.
3. Invite all your mates!

When:  Saturday, Aug. 4, 7pm onward

Where:  Simon and Lee’s, 5150 Foothill Blvd, San Diego, 92109

Cost:  $25 per person includes all you can eat Tacos, Desserts, and Drinks!

You can change the quantity of tickets needed on the PayPal page.  Or Venmo $25 per ticket to @SanDiegoLions referencing 2018 Flip Flop Formal

Flip Flop Formal Tickets



Sun & Surf Showdown Afterparty, Saturday, 6/16

The Arizona fellas will be making their way to Americas Finest City for the Sun & Surf Showdown on Saturday, 6/16. After the 2:00 pm match, we’re headed down to the Gaslamp, having great food and bevvies on offer at Social Tap Eatery. We’re hoping to get an AFL game on the big screen and maybe some drink specials as well! All are welcome!

Where:  Social Tap Eatery, 815 J Street, San Diego, 92101


AFL Watch Party, Friday, 6/1


The Western Bulldogs vs. the Melbourne Demons is the game slated for 8:45 pm here in SD this week. Since we have a bye for the Lions, let’s get together to check out a game. Come on down to Social Tap for some tasty suds and amazing grub, watch the game on multiple tvs and hang out with the San Diego Lions.
Note that the Padres have a home game at 7 pm, so parking will be at a premium, consider uber, lyft or teleport.

When:  Friday, June 1.  8:00 onward

Where:  Social Tap Eatery

815 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Australian Football Club

Lions 2018 First Official Training April 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again!  The Lions kick off with our first official training of 2018 on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Doyle Elementary School.  We are excited for a new year, and we will again focus on making the club successful both on and off the field. We have a full fixture scheduled including trips to Arizona, Sacramento for the Western Regional Tournament and the National Tournament in Racine, Wisconsin.

As always, new players are welcome, and no experience is necessary!

Training Details

More information on training details can be found on the training page.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8PM  beginning April 3rd, 2018 though September 6th, 2018.
Where: Doyle Elementary at 3950 Berino Ct, San Diego, CA 92122. This field is the elementary school, not Doyle Rec Center which is next door.  The field is towards the back of the parking lot, at the very South end.

2018 Player Dues

Payment for 2018 player dues are now open at the Membership Dues page.  Dues are $150 per player for the entire year and also include a custom 2018 Lions Training Jumper.  Dues are used to purchase equipment, e.g. jumpers, balls, water, pay for field permits etc., and provide umpires for games and the general running expenses of the club.  Support the Lions by paying your dues today.

Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday 4/21

Low Country Style Crawfish Boil!

Crawfish, Crawdaddies, Mudbugs or Yabbies…whatever you call dem, we’re gonna eat dem!  Spend the day sippin’ cold beer, pinchin’ tails and slurpin’ heads.  We’ll boil dem up and lay dem out on the table to enjoy elbow to elbow with the San Diego Lions.  No utensils needed here!

When:  Saturday, April 21.  1:00pm onward

Where:  The Hubner’s. 2955 McGraw St., San Diego, 92117

This is a family friendly event, but we ask that you leave your fur babies at home.  No pets please.


Tickets can be purchased in advance here:

Please RSVP/pay before 4/13 so we can be sure there is an adequate volume of those little morsels!! MMMMMM!!!  Dem’s good little buggers!

San Diego Gulls Ice Hockey, Friday, 3/30


The San Diego Gulls ice hockey team, AHL affiliate for the Anaheim Ducks, will be playing the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Come out to watch the current #2 team in the Pacific Division battle it out on the ice against a Midwestern rival.

Group seating in Terrace tickets are $18/person.  Puck drops at 7pm.  If there’s interest, we’ll organize a pre-game drink around the corner at Banzai Bar or Bay Cities Brewing.

Friday, 3/30 is Autism Awareness Night and $2 Bud Light Night.  Yes!! That’s the cheapest beer in town!!

RSVP/Prepay for your ticket to save your seat by days end, Tuesday, 3/27.

Pie Day! Saturday, 3/10

Join us for our 11th Annual Pie Day!

Although we’ll be without Jan at the helm making her amazing meat pies, we’ll do our best in her stead with all the experienced meat pie building assistants.

One of the Lions great traditions, Pie Day is a great opportunity to catch up with old mates, welcome new faces around the club and charge into a new footy season. Join us for a great afternoon filled with homemade meat pies, libations and good cheer.

Pie Day directly follows our last session of Co-Ed Footy!

Everyone is welcome and we’d love for you to join us!


  • Meet & Greet – This is the best place to catch up with old mates and welcome new ones to the club.
  • Quarter Toss – This old favorite is back! Think carnival coin toss game in a bar.
  • Beer, Wine & Soda – Yes, they’re included! (Bob and Jan are in Norway, but they left behind a keg of his home brew).
  • Corn Hole Tournament – A good outlet for those competitive juices before the official footy season starts
  • Handball Game

All this for the very reasonable price of $25. All proceeds directly benefit the club!

Location: The Blankenship’s – 10727 Cariuto Ct., SD 92124
Date & Time: March 10, 2018 at 2pm (Following the last session of Co-Ed Footy)
Admission: $25 With the Early Lion Discount (Pay By March 8, 2018) or $35 the day of the event.

Purchase your admission here or pay at the event:

Lions on the Search for 2018 Sponsors

The Lions are searching for 2018 Sponsors

We’re currently searching for businesses looking to support Australian Football in the San Diego Community.  The Lions are a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible.  We offer many benefits for sponsors including, but not limited to:

  • Sponsor will be mentioned in all media dispatches
  • Advertising opportunities across all San Diego Lions social channels (2000+ highly engaged followers)
  •  Inclusion in promotional advertising for home games
  •  Inclusion in fundraising activities
  •  Large sponsor logo on team promotional goods such as t-shirts, stickers and hats
  •  Patronage from team members and their families and friends
  •  Advertising opportunities to all 38 USAFL clubs

For more information download our Sponsorship Package