Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions Veterans write history !



We had an interesting weekend ! First Azz and myself got up early on Saturday to spy during the DIB vs Shooters game. Quite a surprise to see that we only recognized 4 players of the game we played vs DIB. We hoped for a draw and in the first part of the game it looked like it but soon the DIB proved to be fitter and faster 1-3 half time and in the second half they continued their onslaught with a 7-2 win !


On Sunday we played our last Veteran game of the league with the help of our U17 team as many players were in Phuket for the tournament. It was great to see that there was a positive bonding between the youngsters and the senior players. The young lions played fast and good football and never held back on tackles ! It was a good experience for them and will help them to get stronger and better as a player.

Our 5-0 win over the Emerald FC was enough to be crowned the first Veterans League Champions in Shanghai ! Its important to have veteran games and a good veteran squad and in our first year we are pleased with the achievement / hopefully we can get more and more committed veteran players in the years to come !


This coming weekend we have big games ahead of us ! First of all the Lions will play the Shooters on Saturday and on Sunday we play the Flamenkos ! The veterans will participate in the closing tournament 7’s at SRFC on Sunday and receive their Cup for the Championship ! Last but not least our U17 team will play against the Shanghai 2000 youth on Friday 1800-2000 at Century Park.


Waauw that’s a lot of Lions activity in Shanghai  !


Cheers Freek

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