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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.


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

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:

USAFL Nationals San Diego Lions Final Schedule!

Lions we are only about 24 hours away from USAFL Nationals here in San Diego. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend both on the field and socially!


Location: Surf Cup Sports Park 3885 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, California 92014
Parking: $10 per car (We recommend carpooling with teammates when possible)

Please carefully review the schedule below. We expect everyone to be at the field they are playing on at least one hour prior to match time. If the Lions team you are not playing for is playing you are expected to be at the field for support (running water and messages etc).

San Diego Lions Schedule:

8am – Be to the Fields for Warm-ups. Players should be already checked-in
9am – San Diego DIII vs. Baton Rouge/Atlanta (Field 5)
12pm – San Diego Reserves vs Golden Gate Reserves (Field 1)
3pm – San Diego DIII vs Arizona (Field 5)
4pm – San Diego Reserves vs New York Reserves (Field 1)
5pm – San Diego DIII Boundary Duties (Field 1)
7:30pm – Lions Alumni Dinner @ Home & Away All friends and family of the Lions are welcome!

8am – Be to the fields for warm-ups
9am – San Diego Reserves vs Denver Reserves (Field 1)
10am – San Diego DIII vs North Carolina (Field 5)
12pm- San Diego Reserves Boundary Duties (Field 2)
1pm – Division III Final (Cooper’s Field)
2pm – Reserves Final (Field 1)
5:30pm – Awards Ceremony (Cooper’s Field)
7:30pm – Lions Team Awards @ Social Tap Downtown San Diego. Everyone welcome.
9:00pm – Official USAFL After Party @ Tin Roof Downtown San Diego

Other Important Information

Lions Jumpers:
We have a limited number of Jumpers and Shorts. If you have your own jumper and shorts, bring them!
Other players will be checked out a jumper and pair of shorts Saturday morning and must return the kit Sunday afternoon. Please see Rob if you need a kit. You will be responsible to launder your own kit on Saturday night.

Lunches:Lunches will be provided both days by the club. Please stay close to the Lions tents during lunch time to get your lunch.

Merchandise Booth:
Thanks to those who have signed up. To check the schedule or sign up for a slot to volunteer look HERE. Those slots that are not filled will be assigned on the day.

Boundary Duties:
When we have boundary duties we are required to have 6 volunteers for that match. Please volunteer and help the club out when asked.

Contact Information:
Any urgent questions please email: as this email goes to all board members.
There is a San Diego Lions Facebook messenger chat–if you’d like to be added please contact us!

San Diego Lions vs Orange County Bombers | October 7th | Irvine, CA

The SD Lions travel to Irvine, CA for the final match before Nationals to take on the Orange County Bombers this Saturday, October 7th. We will be carpooling up together leaving at 11:00 AM. All players should be at the grounds by 1:00 PM to be warmed up and ready for our game at 2:00 PM.

Please indicate your availability below for this 18-a-side game! Get around your mates and let’s bring a massive side to take home a victory and build some momentum for Nationals! 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


San Diego Lions Day at the Races, Sunday 8/20

Del Mar Race Season is short but sweet, so take a day to relax and enjoy some of the world’s best racing right here in our backyard. Let’s meet at Red Tracton Steakhouse at noon across the street from the track, then take the shuttle over.We’ll spend the day placing our bets and sipping cocktails at the track! $6 entry. There’s a Best of BBQ event on the grounds as well in the Seaside Concert Area! $10 for 4 tastings.

When:  Sunday, August 20th.  Gates open at 12 noon, BBQ Championship opens at 1pm and first race posts at 2pm

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Red Tracton Steakhouse
Winners Circle Resort,
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075

BBQ Event Link: