Club History

The club we know today as Plenty Valley Lions Football Club was the brainchild of a group of second generation Australians that were drawn together by their their passion for the world game.

This group of passionate football loving friends formed the club with the aim of providing local football players with the opportunity to display their skills and passion in a friendly and team orientated environment. 

On the 19th May 1999 the club was registered under the name ‘Lerin F.C’ with the Amateur Soccer Federation of Victoria. Lerin F.C, as it was known in the amateur leagues, played its first game at the rear of Thomastown Secondary College in late 1999 before moving to I.W. Dole Reserve in Reservoir in April 2000. 

In 2003, the club entered the Victorian Soccer Federation (now FFV) and registered the name Plenty Valley Lions F.C as a way of depicting the local Plenty Valley region. The club moved to Bundoora Park Pavilion in 2005, then to L.E Cotchin reserve, Reservoir in 2009.  In early 2010 the club successfully lobbied the City of Whittlesea and was successful in it’s bid to secure a home at Sycamore Reserve, Hawkes Drive Mill Park. In 2019 the club with co-operation from the City of Whittlesea, celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a move to larger and better facilities at R.G.C. Cook Recreational Reserve, 2W Robinvale Avenue, Thomastown.

The Plenty Valley Lions Football Club has marched on an amazing journey in its brief history. The club has delivered successive Championship victories and a host of promotions that has resulted in its rapid rise through the ranks of the amateur leagues and provisional leagues.

The club proudly fields a diverse range of Junior and Senior players from all backgrounds and welcomes anyone who has a love for football.

Plenty Valley Lions Football Club prides itself on being a locally based community orientated family club.


1999 – Lerin FC – Amatuer Soccer Federation Affiliation

2003 – Plenty Valley Lions – Registration of Business Name

Logo designed by Danny (Foudoulis) Jonchev
(Dec 1998 @ the Armenoro Social Club)