The Eastern Lions Football Club was founded in 1969 and was initially known as the Fairpark Football Club. The club is a member of the Eastern Football League. The club runs teams at Senior, Reserve and Under 18s level, as well as many junior teams, which joined with the Senior Club in 1997. The clubrooms are based at Fairpark Reserve, located at the intersections of Park Boulevard and Manuka Drive in Ferntree Gully, with the juniors being based at Lewis Road Reserve, on Lewis Road in Boronia.
The club has seen the benefits of the hard work done by its administrators, with club memberships increasing in the last few years, with this trend likely to continue. The club focuses on providing strong junior development, in the belief that helping to keep kids off the street and through developing their teamwork, social skills and football skills will make for good community minded adults in the years to come.
At the other end of the spectrum we run a Veterans team (over 35s) teams and we have added a second Veterans team (over 40s team) in the last few seasons. New players and supporters are always welcome.
After the 2015 season the club decided to revert to its original name, the Fairpark Lions.
Fair Park Reserve, Park Boulevard & Manuka Drive, Ferntree Gully
Established in 1880, Ferntree Gully is a suburb in Melbourne, in the Dandenong Ranges, located 32 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. Ferntree Gully has many Eucalyptus trees and lies at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Its boundaries meet Upper Ferntree Gully, a separate but similarly named suburb. Natural features include a large part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.