Year: 2018

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.

BRING COLD, HARD CASH FOR RAFFLE AND THE LAUNCH OF OUR HANDBALL SKILL CHALLENGE

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

GULLS GAME!!

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!

WHAT’S IN STORE:

  • JAN’S RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE MEAT PIES!
  • 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

2018 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, including the 11th anniversary of our World Famous Pie Day on March 10, 2018!
Date/Time Location (See maps below)
Feb 24 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
March 3 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
March 10 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
Bonita Cove Park: Bonita Cove, 1100 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109  (Please note this is the field next to the Roller Coaster)

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!