The Fitzroy Football Club is a not for profit community based football club that is affiliated with the South Australian Amateur Football League (seniors), which is the largest football league in Australia, and the SANFL Juniors.
The club was formed in 1925 as the Brompton Football Club in the West Torrens District League. In 1983, Brompton amalgamated with Albert Druid Sports and became known as Renown Park Football Club [Premiers in 1983 & 1985]. In 1987, Renown Park amalgamated with St Peters YCW and St Dominics [Premiers 1965, 1966, 1971 & 1974] to form the Fitzroy Football Club – The Lions.
The club name of Fitzroy came from the geographical centre-point of the five former clubs. Many of the foundation families from these different clubs are still supporting the “Lions” today. In 2012, we celebrated 25 years of Fitzroy with a special Heritage jumper that commemorated the five clubs that came together to form the Fitzroy Football Club.
Since the merger to create the club we now know as the “Lions”, we have regularly made finals and during that time we have won two A Grade premierships [1995 & 2007], four Reserves premierships [1999, 2002 – 2004], one D Grade premierships , two Under 17 premierships [2001 & 2003] and our junior sides have participated in may finals campaign resulting in four premierships.
During the 2018 season the club will see a reinvigorated club with new coaches across all grades in both seniors and juniors. 2018 will see the club fielding four senior sides and eight junior sides incorporating the largest indigenous and multi-cultural mix of players in the Adelaide Footy League & SANFL Juniors.