Club History

Eastern Lions – 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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Here’s your chance to be a part of the Eastern Lions Soccer Club!🦁 ⚽ 
Open spots in our junior teams ranging from U8s - U12s. 
For more info get in touch with us at:
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Huge thank you to Alamein FC Women's NPL team who took on our U16 JNPL boys in a friendly last night. It was a wonderful experience for both teams, the club would like to wish head coach Kat Smith and all the players good luck for the upcoming season.
Top Row (L-R): Paul Harvey, Cameron Neales, Jack Musgrave, James Doyle, Keegan Coulter, Daniel Maclennan, Amir Osmancevic, Jimmy McBride.

Middle Row (L-R): Daniel Puscasu, Jimmy Williams, Dan Gathercole, Peter Deng, Aaron Fabris, Ryan Losty, Daniel Rodrigues, Denis Yongule, Daniel Aye, Godfrey Troath.

Front Row (L-R): Matthew Collier, Andrew Williams, Nathan Sim, Shaun Kenny, Ziggy Razuki, Yianni Toumanidis, William Ellis.

Absent: Christopher Droutsas, Anirudh Kappiyoor, Shariff Abdul Karim.

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25 - Denis Yongule
Position: Forward
Previous club: Geelong SC

21 year old Denis Yongule joins us from Geelong SC. Another South-Sudanese international, Yongule’s pace and flair will be healthy additions to the Eastern Lions strikeforce.

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24 - Daniel Maclennan
Position: Forward
Previous club: FC Bulleen Lions

Prolific forward Daniel Maclennan makes the journey to Gardiners Creek Reserve, having previously turned out for FC Bulleen Lions in NPL2. The big Scot’s strength and touch will cause Victorian defences plenty of angst in 2020.

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23 - James Doyle
Position: Midfielder
Joined in: 2018

Young midfielder James Doyle joined the club in 2018, and has since become a sizeable presence in the Eastern Lions midfield. Doyle’s physicality and distribution, along with his goalscoring ability, will be important for the Lions in 2020.

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21 - Peter Deng
Position: Defender
Previous club: Caroline Springs George Cross FC

South Sudanese international Peter Deng joins the Eastern Lions from Caroline Springs George Cross FC, having had previous stints in NPL Victoria with Green Gully, Pascoe Vale and Heidelberg.

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20 - Dan Gathercole
Position: Forward
Joined in: 2019

Gathercole added six goals to our tally in 2019, often stepping up with big goals when needed. Dan has previously played with Nunawading City, Western Suburbs & Clifton Hill as well as Whitby Town in the U.K.

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Our TD - Clive Pieterse, Eastern Lions Soccer Club Juniors Technical Director shares his outlook for the 2020 season in the NPL Victoria

Our TD

Clive Pieterse, Eastern Lions Soccer Club Juniors ...

Shaun Kenny tells us about life - The Skipper & 2109 MVP Shaun Kenny gives us his outlook for life in the NPL

Shaun Kenny tells us about life

The Skipper & 2109 MVP Shaun Kenny gives us hi...

Godfrey 2 - And the challenges we face in the top tier

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And the challenges we face in the top tier

Godfrey Troath on 2020 - Seniors man for all season Godfrey talks to LionsTV

Godfrey Troath on 2020

Seniors man for all season Godfrey talks to LionsT...