Cairns City Lions AFL Club

The Cairns City Lions AFL Club is an all ages, family friendly club. Our club house, the Holloways Beach Sporting Complex has a bar, bistro and gaming. It’s open to members and visitors.



Round 1 this weekend see’s the arrival of ex-AFL players Alwyn Davey and Courtenay Dempsey pulling on the Lions jumper to kick start our season

Get along from 2pm and support our boys. There will be a Sportsmens Q&A from around 5:30pm with Courtenay and Alwyn

The Lion’s Den, as it’s affectionately known by the club, occupies a magnificent location just a few streets back from Holloways Beach. Surrounded by tall native trees, the site has plenty of off-street parking and is easily accessible by road and public transport.

The sporting complex is a fully-licensed venue open 7 days a week, catering to locals, visitors, members and guests. It has a bistro, public bar, indoor and outdoor seating and a fully air-conditioned gaming room, complete with pokies and keno. It has views over the adjacent field and promises great ambience, hearty meals, cold drinks and value for money.

The Cairns City Lions AFL Club has an outstanding caliber of senior and junior players and activity, being the central AFL hub for the surrounding Cairns region from Redlynch to Stratford, Brinsmead to Smithfield and Holloways and Machans Beaches.

On the field, we are committed to player development, fostering juniors and supporting the professional development of our seniors, with many going on to compete at VFL and AFL level. Off the field, the sports club has over 1,000 social members and conducts regular events and activities which are open to the entire community, locals and visitors.

This is a family friendly sporting complex and facility, offering a country club atmosphere, combined with a passion and rich history that attracts people from across town and the country. The Cairns City Lions is a club on the way up, so come down and check us out, you’re sure to meet someone you know.

For more information or to get involved
Football – Cairns City Lions Club on
Sporting Club – Holloways Beach Sporting Complex on (07) 4055 0077 or

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