Engadine Lions Rugby Club
Engadine Lions are an amateur rugby union club that began in 1994 in Southern Sydney, NSW, Australia. They are linked with Sydney Grade Club Southern Districts in their Juniors and Illawarra Rugby for their Senior grades. The club was preceded by the Wasps in the mid-late 1980s and have retained their colours of yellow and black. Their home ground the "Lions Den" is located at Old Bush Road Oval, Engadine behind Windmill shops off the Princes Highway.
In their short history they have been relatively successful winning the Sydney Women's 2nd Division competition in 1998, the Senior Mens A grade won the Illawarra Presidents Cup in 2002 and were promoted to the 1st grade competition as a result in 2003. The Engadine Lions are also commonly referred to as "Lions Rugby" have also won the Illawarra 2nd grade title defeating Avondale in 2008 and the Illawarra 3rd grade title in 2005 trouncing Kiama 17-0 at Win Stadium,Wollongong. In addition to this the Lions Sevens team were NSW Country Champions in 2009 defeating Terrigal Sharks 36-7 and defeating Merewethere-Carlton (Newcastle) in 2010 at the 40 team Kiama Sevens tournament. Their social over 35s side the EGOs caused a massive upset in the IRB Golden Oldies World Cup defeating the Argentinian side full of former internationals in a bloody encounter.
2013 Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club, Insolvency Solutions, KFC Engadine, Hymans Asset Management and the Windmill Chinese restaurant. Currently, Sponsors for the 2014 year are available.
In 2014 the Lions will put in two Senior teams in the Division 1 Competition as well as the Golden Oldies and Juniors teams from Under 6-Under 11s. Players come from all walks of life from the Engadine and Shire & St George area and as far as Northern Illawarra. The club has mostly players from Australia and New Zealander origin and also a few from France, South Africa,Fiji and the Pacific Isles and England.