Our History in Brief
In 1987 the club was founded by Kingsley Bailey and Bob Brown as the Fremantle-Leeming RUFC and took the colours of the original Fremantle Rugby Union Club. The club was first housed in Bob's garage in Findlay Rd Leeming. Kingsley, an original member of the Fremantle club, continues to be an active member of the committee and leads our fund raising sub-committee. Our name was changed in 1994 to Leeming RUFC. With the aim to grow, in 1998 we vigorously started recruiting and attracted committee, coaches and players.
Given the influx of talent and the desire to grow to further accommodate the development of our juniors we changed our name to Southern Lions.
The Lion is our club’s emblem and the change from a suburb name was done in order to give us freedom in our future growth and expansion.
This desire came to fruition in late 2003 when we completed an arrangement with Murdoch University and the Guild to move onto the campus. The university years were a period of strong growth for the club and it wasn't long before it again outgrew its facilities.
In April 2010 the club moved to new clubrooms AT 359 Hammond Road, Success, WA 6164. These are state-of-the-art facilities built by the City of Cockburn to serve community needs for netball and field sports. Cockburn wanted a strong, established club to take on the lead role in this new facility, and in the Southern Lions they found just what they were looking for!