Club History

Eastern Lions โ€“ Our Club
Formed in 1963 by a group of British expats The Eastern Lions have a long proud history on the Victorian football landscape.

Formerly known as Waverley City the club has gone through number of changes over the years. In 1997 a merger took place with Old Scotch FC and Old Scotch Waverley was born before the decision was made to take the club in an exciting new direction under The Eastern Lions brand in 2003.

Despite these changes success on the field has never been far away. In 1964 just a year after first kicking a ball in anger Waverley City FC were crowned, Metropolitan, Fourth Division Champions. By 1968 they had finished their ascent through the league tables and were now competing against the best that the state had to offer.


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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Jun 22, 6:30pm - Jun 22, 10:00pm

Eastern Lions SC
Gardiners Reserve, Sixth Avenue
Burwood East, VIC  3125 Map

Eastern Lions Soccer Club Quiz Night is here! Please show your support by buying a ticket, and joining in a great night of quizzing fun!

This night will feature lots of fun games and activities and there will be lots of prizes to win, heaps of bonus points and lots of quizzing fun! Brought to you by professional trivia company QuizzaMe - there will be NO pens or paper, just wireless buzzers and lots of multimedia questions on a big screen (so bring your glasses) and there will be a mixture of picture, audio and video questions.

There will be a reverse bingo game, heads and tails, bottle toss and lots more games!

100% of all funds raised on the night go back to the children of Eastern Lions Soccer Club, so please bring some money to join in the fundraising games!

This is a family friendly event.

$25 for Adults & $10 for Juniors (NPL age kids welcome) ***Please note there will be a small Booking Fee

Parking available on site

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start!
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Eastern Lions School Holiday Soccer Coaching Clinics

Eastern Lions School Holiday Soccer Coaching Clinics

Jul 3, 9:00am - Jul 5, 4:00pm

Sixth Avenue, Burwood, VIC 3125 Map

Eastern Lions Soccer Club
School Holiday Soccer Day Clinics
July
Week 1 Clinics –  Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July.
Week 2 Clinics – Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th July.
Dedicated Capped number groups -  Maximum 12 participants per coach.
Age Groups
5 – 8 years
9 – 10 years
11 – 13 years
14 – 16 years
Girls only Groups
Camp Features
Essential skills
Tournaments
Small Sided Games
Goal Keeping sessions
Indoor activities – Soccer quizzes – Soccer board Games
Coaches – The program will be delivered by ELSC club coaches.
Specialised Coaching Sessions
Goal Keeping for keeps!
Defending is a State of mind!
Midfield skills for thrills!
Strikers R us!
Coaching Curriculum
Each day the core skills of ELSC will feature in the 3 one-hour skill acquisition sessions.
1ST Touch - Running with the Ball – Passing the ball – 1 v1 .
Venue : Eastern Lions Soccer Club, Gardiners Reserve, Sixth Avenue, Burwood, 3149.
The holiday clinics will use grass & synthetic surfaces at the reserve.
Further details 
Phone : 0456 302 461
email : soccerclinics@elsc.com.au

 
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Eastern Lions 200 Club

Eastern Lions 200 Club

Jul 6, 3:00pm - Jul 6, 6:30pm+2Aug 3, 3:00pm - Aug 3, 6:30pmAug 31, 3:00pm - Aug 31, 6:30pm

Eastern Lions SC
Gardiners Reserve, Sixth Avenue
Burwood East, VIC  3125 Map

Support this important club fundraiser, and give yourself a chance to win some fantastic prizes! Details below:

- Entry: $100 per ticket
- 4 cash prizes of $500 to be drawn after Eastern Lions SC Senior Men home games.
- A major prize draw to take place after the Lions' home match against Melbourne City FC, where every 200 club member will receive a prize!

To secure your ticket, speak to;
Norm Willcocks - 0416 036 346
Julian Thomas - 0412 391 193
Owen Reed - 0435 141 009

or, pay via bank transfer;
BSB : 063 574
Account Name : Eastern Lions Soccer Club
Account Number : 103 723 78
and include ELSC 200 and your mobile no. in the reference section (e.g. ELSC 200 – 0400 370 450)
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๐Ÿฆ Another important win! ๐Ÿ‘Š
๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Ho Photography
#NPLVIC
๐Ÿง Trivia night coming up on 22 June ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽ“

Time to get your tables organised, bring down your friends and the kids and have some ๐ŸŽ‰ entertainment ๐ŸŽ‰whilst making money for the club ๐Ÿ‘Œ

We look forward to seeing you there ๐Ÿ˜Š
COMPETITION TIME    
Held at half time during the senior game at approximately   3.45 pm, tomorrow Saturday 15 June.
Open to all junior players, come on down for some FUN!
Please read below how you can make some money for the club and maybe save yourself some in the process!  

Rob Moschetti recently caught up with one of our major sponsors Mobile Relationship Manager and Mobile Lender Gary Johnson from the ASHBURTON COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH OF BENDIGO BANK.®.

Most of the Eastern Lions Community have a loan whether it be residential or business. Gary Johnson just asks that you spend 10 minutes to test the market. The Ashburton branch is  is a Community Bank (part of the Bendigo Bank network) that donates $1000 to Eastern Lions each time a loan is settled by one of our members or supporters  through Gary. Bendigo  Bank back themselves to beat the Big 4 banks with currently an interest rate of 3.89% on offer.

Rob:  Gary what are the benefits for our families if they call you and “test the market”?
Gary:  Rob, the benefits are that you can deal with someone personally. I will meet customers at their home, their place of work or even a coffee shop to help understand their needs.
The next benefit is our rates. We feel if a customer has been with a bank for a long period of time and not tested the market they may not be getting the best deal.
Finally the transition from one bank to another is easy as all the legwork is done by the Bendigo Bank team. We deal with the change including all paperwork with your old bank. You can talk to me through the process not a call centre. Changing to the Bendigo Bank can be a very quick process based on your own personal arrangements and commitments.
Rob: There is also a positive outcome for Eastern Lions in changing a loan to the Bendigo Bank.
Gary:  Yes for every family that moves their loan to the Bendigo Bank we donate $1000. If 10 families move their loan we add in another $15,000 totalling $25,000 to the club*.
Rob: I am not sure how many our families know of this arrangement. Have you had any wins so far with our families?
Gary: Yes Rob, Nigel Reed wasn’t so happy with the service with his bank and gave me a call. I sat down with Nigel at a coffee shop in order to understand his requirements, consequently we beat the rate he was getting from his bank. Once he was ready to move we did all the legwork and now he is a happy customer.   
Rob: I grabbed Nigel for a comment and to find out how the customer experience was for him.
Nigel: I felt like a customer not just a number. I felt valued which wasn’t how I felt with my old bank. Gary made my life easy. The transition was done with very little effort from me.
Rob: Gary thanks for your time. Any parting comments?
Gary: The Ashburton Commnuity Bank offers a full range of banking services includingI Insurance for house, car and travel. We also do vehicle leasing and with End of Financial Year we have a rate of 3.99% all we need is an ABN. We are delighted to be part of the Eastern Lions Club and look forward to talking to some of your families about how we can save them some money.
*$1,000 is payable on home loans settled with a value of $250,000 or more. 

Gary Johnson  I Mobile Relationship Manager
Ashburton Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank  I 241 High St I Ashburton VIC 3147
P: 03 9885 2666  I  F: 03 9885 6166  I  M: 0411 135 414 I  E: gary.johnson@bendigoadelaide.com.au
๐Ÿฆ Back to winning ways! ๐Ÿ‘Š
๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Ho Photography
#NPLVIC
๐Ÿฆ This Saturday, we host Moreland Zebras FC in NPL Victoria 2.

u20s: 12:30pm
Senior Men: 3pm

This weekend's match will be broadcast via FNR Football Nation Radio. Coverage commences 2:30pm.

After the match, the 2nd $500 cash draw of the Lions 200 Club will take place in the clubrooms. There are still a few tickets left, so hurry now for a chance to win! 
For more information, contact:
Norm Willcocks
0416 036 346
Interview below with long time (20 years!) Eastern Lions Coach and current Technical Director - NIGEL REED! 

Interview by Board Member, Rob Moschetti. 
Rob:  Tell us about both your soccer story and the Nigel Reed journey.
Nigel: I was born in Melbourne but moved to the UK aged 6 and started playing soccer immediately. I loved it instantly. I moved back to Melbourne when aged 13 and came to this club then called Waverley City.  I played in the under 14s, then 15s and 16s and started to play a few reserves games as a 15 year old. 
Rob: Any awards?
Nigel: I was lucky enough to win the Reserces B & F in 1975.
Rob: Did you spend all your playing career at Eastern Lions?
Nigel: In 1977 I went to Monash University and began playing for Intervarsity whilst still playing at Eastern Lions who were then in State 1. It was a busy schedule. A highlight was being the only Victorian selected in the Australian University Team. I then played only at Monash Uni in State 4 against all the household names back then: Green Gully and Prestion Macedonia were 2 of our biggest rivals. I returned to Eastern Lions then left to pursue an athletics career.
Rob: What was the pet event?
Nigel: The 100 metres I loved athletics. I travelled to all the regional events including Stawell, Bendigo and Wangaratta and represented Victoria in the state titles.
Rob: Nigel tell us about your association with a gold medal winning Australian?
Nigel: I was training at Olympic Park and Debbie Flintoff was training with the female athletes however she wasn’t getting enough competition with the female athletes so she came and trained with us.  She was phenominal.
Rob: What age were you when you when you retired from athletics?
Nigel: Injuries took their toll when I was 34
Rob: Then back to Eastern Lions?
My son Oliver took an interest in soccer so I brought him down as a 7 year old. Circumstances took place and I ended up coaching and havent stopped since.  I’m now Assistant Coach to Steve Smith for the 20s.
Rob: Best player coached?
Nigel: Last weeks interviewee Melina Ayres she had so much passion and an incredible work ethic
Rob: Best player played with?
Nigel: Terry Grimwade 5 times B & F
Rob: Any closing words for parents reading this?
Nigel: Let the kids have fun and be themselves.
Rob: Anything to finish for the junior players?
Nigel: If you love the game, enjoy the game, that will take you to be the best you can. Attitude is the most important skill.
Rob: You are enormously admired within the Eastern Lions club. You have had many different roles and filled holes when they have appeared. Well done and thanks for your time.
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Tom Biss v Brunswick City - Tom Biss' goal v Brunswick City, just amazing. Tom has now scored in every Eastern Lions home game this season.

Tom Biss v Brunswick City

Tom Biss' goal v Brunswick City, just amazing...

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2 days ago

Eastern Lions SC

๐Ÿฆ Here are the match highlights from yesterday's come from behind win over Murray United FC, with thanks to IDTV. Enjoy!

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๐Ÿฆ Another important win! ๐Ÿ‘Š
๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Ho Photography
#NPLVIC
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๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Ho Photography
#NPLVIC

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Good finish laaaa Shaun Kenny

4 days ago

Eastern Lions SC

๐Ÿง Trivia night coming up on 22 June ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“

Time to get your tables organised, bring down your friends and the kids and have some ๐ŸŽ‰ entertainment ๐ŸŽ‰whilst making money for the club ๐Ÿ‘Œ

We look forward to seeing you there ๐Ÿ˜Š
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๐Ÿง Trivia night coming up on 22 June ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“

Time to get your tables organised, bring down your friends and the kids and have some ๐ŸŽ‰ entertainment ๐ŸŽ‰whilst making money for the club ๐Ÿ‘Œ

We look forward to seeing you there ๐Ÿ˜Š

4 days ago

Eastern Lions SC

COMPETITION TIME
Held at half time during the senior game at approximately 3.45 pm, tomorrow Saturday 15 June.
Open to all junior players, come on down for some FUN!
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COMPETITION TIME    
Held at half time during the senior game at approximately   3.45 pm, tomorrow Saturday 15 June.
Open to all junior players, come on down for some FUN!

6 days ago

Eastern Lions SC

Please read below how you can make some money for the club and maybe save yourself some in the process!

Rob Moschetti recently caught up with one of our major sponsors Mobile Relationship Manager and Mobile Lender Gary Johnson from the ASHBURTON COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH OF BENDIGO BANK.ยฎ.

Most of the Eastern Lions Community have a loan whether it be residential or business. Gary Johnson just asks that you spend 10 minutes to test the market. The Ashburton branch is is a Community Bank (part of the Bendigo Bank network) that donates $1000 to Eastern Lions each time a loan is settled by one of our members or supporters through Gary. Bendigo Bank back themselves to beat the Big 4 banks with currently an interest rate of 3.89% on offer.

Rob: Gary what are the benefits for our families if they call you and โ€œtest the marketโ€?
Gary: Rob, the benefits are that you can deal with someone personally. I will meet customers at their home, their place of work or even a coffee shop to help understand their needs.
The next benefit is our rates. We feel if a customer has been with a bank for a long period of time and not tested the market they may not be getting the best deal.
Finally the transition from one bank to another is easy as all the legwork is done by the Bendigo Bank team. We deal with the change including all paperwork with your old bank. You can talk to me through the process not a call centre. Changing to the Bendigo Bank can be a very quick process based on your own personal arrangements and commitments.
Rob: There is also a positive outcome for Eastern Lions in changing a loan to the Bendigo Bank.
Gary: Yes for every family that moves their loan to the Bendigo Bank we donate $1000. If 10 families move their loan we add in another $15,000 totalling $25,000 to the club*.
Rob: I am not sure how many our families know of this arrangement. Have you had any wins so far with our families?
Gary: Yes Rob, Nigel Reed wasnโ€™t so happy with the service with his bank and gave me a call. I sat down with Nigel at a coffee shop in order to understand his requirements, consequently we beat the rate he was getting from his bank. Once he was ready to move we did all the legwork and now he is a happy customer.
Rob: I grabbed Nigel for a comment and to find out how the customer experience was for him.
Nigel: I felt like a customer not just a number. I felt valued which wasnโ€™t how I felt with my old bank. Gary made my life easy. The transition was done with very little effort from me.
Rob: Gary thanks for your time. Any parting comments?
Gary: The Ashburton Commnuity Bank offers a full range of banking services includingI Insurance for house, car and travel. We also do vehicle leasing and with End of Financial Year we have a rate of 3.99% all we need is an ABN. We are delighted to be part of the Eastern Lions Club and look forward to talking to some of your families about how we can save them some money.
*$1,000 is payable on home loans settled with a value of $250,000 or more.

Gary Johnson I Mobile Relationship Manager
Ashburton Community Bankยฎ branch of Bendigo Bank I 241 High St I Ashburton VIC 3147
P: 03 9885 2666 I F: 03 9885 6166 I M: 0411 135 414 I E: gary.johnson@bendigoadelaide.com.au
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Please read below how you can make some money for the club and maybe save yourself some in the process!  

Rob Moschetti recently caught up with one of our major sponsors Mobile Relationship Manager and Mobile Lender Gary Johnson from the ASHBURTON COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH OF BENDIGO BANK.ยฎ.

Most of the Eastern Lions Community have a loan whether it be residential or business. Gary Johnson just asks that you spend 10 minutes to test the market. The Ashburton branch is  is a Community Bank (part of the Bendigo Bank network) that donates $1000 to Eastern Lions each time a loan is settled by one of our members or supporters  through Gary. Bendigo  Bank back themselves to beat the Big 4 banks with currently an interest rate of 3.89% on offer.

Rob:  Gary what are the benefits for our families if they call you and โ€œtest the marketโ€?
Gary:  Rob, the benefits are that you can deal with someone personally. I will meet customers at their home, their place of work or even a coffee shop to help understand their needs.
The next benefit is our rates. We feel if a customer has been with a bank for a long period of time and not tested the market they may not be getting the best deal.
Finally the transition from one bank to another is easy as all the legwork is done by the Bendigo Bank team. We deal with the change including all paperwork with your old bank. You can talk to me through the process not a call centre. Changing to the Bendigo Bank can be a very quick process based on your own personal arrangements and commitments.
Rob: There is also a positive outcome for Eastern Lions in changing a loan to the Bendigo Bank.
Gary:  Yes for every family that moves their loan to the Bendigo Bank we donate $1000. If 10 families move their loan we add in another $15,000 totalling $25,000 to the club*.
Rob: I am not sure how many our families know of this arrangement. Have you had any wins so far with our families?
Gary: Yes Rob, Nigel Reed wasnโ€™t so happy with the service with his bank and gave me a call. I sat down with Nigel at a coffee shop in order to understand his requirements, consequently we beat the rate he was getting from his bank. Once he was ready to move we did all the legwork and now he is a happy customer.   
Rob: I grabbed Nigel for a comment and to find out how the customer experience was for him.
Nigel: I felt like a customer not just a number. I felt valued which wasnโ€™t how I felt with my old bank. Gary made my life easy. The transition was done with very little effort from me.
Rob: Gary thanks for your time. Any parting comments?
Gary: The Ashburton Commnuity Bank offers a full range of banking services includingI Insurance for house, car and travel. We also do vehicle leasing and with End of Financial Year we have a rate of 3.99% all we need is an ABN. We are delighted to be part of the Eastern Lions Club and look forward to talking to some of your families about how we can save them some money.
*$1,000 is payable on home loans settled with a value of $250,000 or more. 

Gary Johnson  I Mobile Relationship Manager
Ashburton Community Bankยฎ branch of Bendigo Bank  I 241 High St I Ashburton VIC 3147
P: 03 9885 2666  I  F: 03 9885 6166  I  M: 0411 135 414 I  E: gary.johnson@bendigoadelaide.com.au
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Great highlights package . Tough place to go and get a win. Looked very on sided .

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