Cairns City Lions

Cairns City Lions AFL team

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The Cairns City Cobras were previously known as City United. City United originated in 1969 as a breakaway from North Cairns. Midway through the 1969 season United replaced Babinda in the Cairns Australian Football League’s reserves competition. The club was elevated to senior status in 1973. AFL players Mark West (Footscray) and Che Cockatoo-Collins (Essendon & Port Adelaide) commenced their football with the City Cobras.

The Cairns City Lions were formed in 2011, when the Cairns City Cobras merged with Redlynch Lions Junior AFC.

Cairns City Lions is now a club that encompasses an area from Holloways Beach to Stratford, Brinsmead to Redlynch and Smithfield to Machans Beach. Our juniors are very strong and we pride ourselves on our youth policy when it comes to the senior side.

With coaches at all levels with great credentials the future and success of our club is guaranteed!

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Home Ground
Holloways Beach, Cairns

Founded in 1876, Cairns is located approximately 1,700 km north of Brisbane. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, former Governor of Queensland. It is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate. It serves as a starting point for people wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.