Eastern Lions SC

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Eastern Lions
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Full name Eastern Lions Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Lions
Founded 1963
Ground Gardiners Reserve,
Burwood, Victoria
Chairman Norm Willcocks
Manager Jimmy Williams
League NPL Victoria 2

Eastern Lions Soccer Club is an Australian football (soccer) club based in Burwood, Victoria, currently playing in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 East. Its home ground is the Gardiners Reserve.

Club history[edit]

Eastern Lions Soccer Club was founded in 1963.

Currently the club has teams in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 (East) and Junior teams from Under 9's through to Under 18's. Eastern Lions Soccer Club also runs skills based programs for children 8 years and younger.

After winning the Victorian State League Division 1 South-East in 2014, Eastern Lions were offered a place in the NPL2 East conference for 2015, which the club subsequently accepted. The Lions finished in 7th position on the NPL2 East ladder and 13th place in the NPL2 overall in 2015.[1]

On 5 August 2016, it was announced that favourite son Munyaradzi Nyadzayo had decided to depart the club. Nyadzayo played 145 games for Eastern Lions, joining in 2010 and playing a part in the next seven seasons with the club. Nyadzayo left the club to pursue a career opportunity in Dubai.[2]