Tuggeranong Lions Junior Australian Football Club

1976 saw the Tuggeranong Lions enter the ACT Junior Football League.
We were known as the Tuggeranong Junior Football Club and our first club meeting was held on the 16th of February 1976 at the Theiss Cottage, Reynell Pl Kambah.

Our founding members were, Neil Brown (President), Col Chambers, John Byrne and Noel Couch.

Our first Jumpers were red and white stripes, which were borrowed from Sutherland Football Club based in Mawson.

It was later in 1976 that Col Chambers wrote to the VFL Club Fitzroy and asked if we could wear Fitzroy Club colours.

In a letter dated 8 July 1976, the Secretary-Manager of the Fitzroy Football Club gave permission for the Tuggeranong Junior Football Club to wear their colours.

We officially changed our name to the Tuggeranong Lions Junior Australian Football Club on the 19th of February 1985.

Timeline -

1976    3   Teams -  70 registered players

1977    5   Teams -  120 registered players

1978    9   Teams -  215 registered players

1979    10 Teams -  250 registered players

1980    13 Teams -  300 registered players
                                  Neil Brown elected first Life Member

1981    14 Teams -  320 registered players
                                  First two Premierships won by u11's & u7's

1982    14 Teams -  330 registered players
                                  10 Teams in final four and 2 Premierships u10's & u7's
                                   Bob Jones elected Life Member
1983     17 Teams - 350 Registered players from u7's to u'17's
                                   2 Teams in final four and u7's premiers
                                   Alan Hunt & John Keen elected Life Members

The Lions have always encouraged boys and more recently girls, who live in the Valley to participate in Australian Rules Football.
Our vision has stayed the same for over 40 years, to promote the playing of football in a safe, fun and healthy environment.

The Lions history is still a work in progress and If you have any information pertaining to the Tuggeranong Lions and our history please email – lionshistory76@gmail.com

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