Founded in 1967, the Padthaway Football Club (the Lions) competes in the Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League.
In the 1980s Padthaway was very much a pace-setter in the Kowree Naracoorte Football League, qualifying for the grand final on four occasions during the decade.
In 1993, in what was the inaugural season of the KNTFL, the Lions defeated Bordertown in the grand final.
After waiting a decade for more premiership success, the Lions then went back to back. In 2014 they defeated Penola by 55 points in the grand final. This was backed up the following year by a 19.11 (125) to 8.8 (64) grand final thrashing of Keith giving the Lions their third senior grade flag.
Padthaway Oval, Whyatt Street, Padthaway
Padthaway is a small town on the Riddoch Highway in the Limestone Coast region of south-eastern South Australia, halfway from Keith to Naracoorte. The name is derived from the Potawurutj, the Aboriginal name for “Good Water”. Padthaway is also the name of a wine region surrounding the town. White wines from the region are regular winners of major awards.