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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

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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.

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

Celebrate Australia Day in San Diego January 27, 2018

Are you ready for Australia Day 2018?  Well, we’ve got it all sorted out for you.  The San Diego Lions will be hosting a potluck picnic that is open to all and family friendly. We’ll play a co-ed touch Australian Football match and some tennis ball cricket (bring your runners!).  We’ll have a raffle as well, so bring some $!

PROVIDED: Snags, buns, condiments, napkins, plates

BRING: Beer (Yes, beer is fine, just no glass), drink of choice, a dish to share, your favorite Aussie apparel, cash for raffle

WHEN:  Saturday, 1/27/18 from 11am-3pm

WHERE:  NTC Park at Liberty Station, look for Australian Flags near the playground.

Aussies, friends, and families.  All are welcome! Spread the word!

Lions vs. Bombers SCAFL Round 3 May 20, 2017

The SD Lions travel to Irvine, CA to take on the Orange County Bombers this Saturday, May 20th for the third round of the SCAFL season. We will be carpooling up together leaving at 9:15 AM. All players should be at the grounds by 10:15 am to be warmed up and ready for our game at 11:15 am. All friends and family welcome to the action!

Carpool Location (map below):
Sorrento Valley Park and Ride
San Diego, CA 92121

Field Location (map below):
South Lake Middle School,
655 W Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92614

Car Pool


10th Anniversary of Pie Day! March 11, 2017

Join us for our 10th Annual Pie Day!

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 Jan’s homemade meat pies, libations and good cheer.

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

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


  • JAN’S WORLD FAMOUS HOMEMADE MEAT PIES! Arrive early to make sure you get 1 or 2. They are not to be missed.
  • 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! (Rumor has it, Bob has been home brewing a new keg of “Wet Cement”).  After last year’s performance we’ll be sure to have a backup keg ready to go!
  • Cornhole Tournament – A good outlet for those competitive juices before the footy season starts

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

Location: The BItmead’s – 2006 Beryl St. Pacific Beach 92109 (Map Below)
Date & Time: March 11, 2017 at 2pm (Following the first session of Co-Ed Footy)
Admission: $25 With the Early Lion Discount (Pay By March 10 2017) or $35 the day of the event.

Purchase your admission here or pay at the event:


2017 Co-Ed Touch Footy League

Join us for the co-ed, non-contact version of Australia’s favorite game. Footy is a game based on Australian Football (which is NOT rugby). It is a fun-filled, energetic, co-educational, tag version of the game. This laid back social league is a great way for beginners from children to adults to try the sport. New players are mixed in with veteran players to ensure healthy competition, and skills training is provided for all new players.

What is Footy?

Imagine soccer, volleyball and basketball rolled into one cool game where everyone gets to be the quarterback at the same time. Another way to think about it is that Footy is like Ultimate Frisbee, with a few twists. The ball is passed quickly from player to player by either handpassing or kicking. There is no turnover rule, so the ball is almost always “live” resulting in a fast, free flowing game where everyone is involved. Scoring is usually frequent, so games are not only fun to play, but fast and exciting to watch!

The rules are simple and easy to learn (it will take about 10 minutes) and NO EXPERIENCE is required. In fact, we encourage it as the game is designed for complete novices! We’ll supply all the gear all you need to do is come dressed to play in shorts and shoes (cleats if you have them, they are not necessary).

There will be Social Events after each Co-Ed Footy Match starting with the 10th anniversary of our World Famous Pie Day on March 11, 2017!

Co-Ed Games:

Date/Time Location (See maps below)
March 11 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
March 18 – 11am Doyle Elementary
March 25 – 11am Doyle Elementary
April 1st – 11am Doyle Elementary

Doyle Elementary School: 3950 Berino Ct.  San Diego CA 92122  (Please note this is the field behind the elementary school not the field at Doyle Community Park.)

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Lions Searching for 2017 Head Coach Applicants

The San Diego Lions are searching for applicants for the position of Senior Head Coach for the 2017 season.


  • Ability to develop and teach players of all capabilities
  • Able to mentor new players
  • Able to be part of recruiting effort
  • Ability to promote a great culture within the playing group
  • Work closely with the Director of Football operations and Board of Directors to promote the club’s mission of “Growing the game of Australian Football in San Diego.”

This is a volunteer position.  The Lions are prepared to pay for coaching certifications.  All applicants are encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should express interest via email to info at or through the website.

2016 AFL Grand Final San Diego

2016 AFL Grand Final Viewing Party in San Diego

The Biggest Day on the Australian Sporting Calendar is being broadcast live in San Diego by the San Diego Lions!  Game time begins about 9:30 pm local San Diego time.

ENTRY $20 at the back patio entrance!

Space is limited so buy your tickets today.
Ticket price includes:

Live game with sound on all TVs in the outdoor portion of the venue
Drink specials throughout the Night
Giveaways and raffles including First Goal contest
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM – Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00 AM (PDT)
The Ould Sod – 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Lions vs. Bombers in San Diego for Home Finale September 10, 2016

The San Diego Lions take on the Orange County Bombers in the regular season home finale on September 10, 2016.  All supporters are welcome as the Lions hope to bounce back after their last loss to Orange County.  Opening bounce is 11 AM.  Players are asked to get to the ground by 10 AM to help set up and warm up.

Location:  Black Mountain Middle School, 9353 Oviedo St, San Diego, CA 92129, United States (Map Below)

The field location is the same as most this season.  If you haven’t been to the ground before, it can be a little tricky.  You can walk up a dirt trail from Black Mountain Road, or park in the school and walk up the driveway.

After party:  Immediately following the match we will head to 9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, CA 92126  All are invited to join us for a beer after the match.

Field Location: