Month: February 2016

Co-Ed Footy Season Starts Feb 27!

The Lions Co-Ed Footy League Starts Saturday February 27, 2016!  All women and men are welcome to join us for the social non-contact version of our great sport!

What is Co-Ed 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 Ausball 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 newbies as the game is designed for complete novices!

When: February 27, March 5, and March 12 at 11 A.M.
Location:  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.)  Map Below.
What do I need?: 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 culminating with our World Famous Pie Day on March 12, 2015!

Download our 2016_CO-ED_Footy_Flyer here!

Lions’ Pie Day! March 12

Join us for the 9th 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 celebrate the success of the Co-Ed Footy Season. Join us for a great afternoon filled with Jan’s homemade meat pies, libations and good cheer.

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

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • JAN’S 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.
  • CO-ED Footy Awards- Come celebrate the conclusion of our Spring Co-Ed Footy Season!
  • 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 brewing a new keg of “Wet Cement”)
  • 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 price). All proceeds directly benefit the club!

Location: The BItmead’s – 2006 Beryl St. Pacific Beach 92109 (Map Below)
Date & Time: March 12, 2015 at 2pm (Following the Co-Ed Footy Grand Final!)
Admission: $25 With the Early Lion Discount (Pay Before March 9 2015) or $35 (Between March 9, 2015 and March 12, 2015)

Purchase your admission here or pay at the event:




Lions Celebrate Australia Day 2016!

Rob Aus DayThe Lions had a great day out Celebrating Australia Day 2016 at NTC Park with a family friendly picnic.  The Lions joined forces with the Australians in San Diego Club to have an all ages group of more than 80.  The picnic provided a great setting for everything from not-so-competitive Beach Cricket to Americans trying fairy bread for the first time.  The Lions also hosted a raffle of Aussie wares including Cadbury Chocolates, Vegemite, Aussie Wine, and Lions gear with proceeds benefiting the Lions.  It was a great day out, and a big thanks to the Aussies in San Diego Group!

Lions Elect Board for 2016

Your San Diego Australian Football Clubs’ board for 2016:

President – Brandon Blankenship
Vice President – Justin Valley
Treasurer – Jim Boyer
Director of Football Operations – Ben Evans
Secretary – Rob Liwanig
Member at Large – Evan Bradshaw
Lions Head Coach – Simon Schenk
Social Director – Stacy Struble
Nationals Committee Chair – Michael Pekonen

The Lions Board is committed to growing all aspects of the Club in 2016.