General manager Rob Scanlon said the award acknowledged not only the hard work of their staff, but their loyal group of volunteers also.
“The Lion FC and The Lion Richlands are very proud of what we do and how we support our local community, and this year it has paid off,” he said.
The criteria for the award was extensive and considered areas such as junior development, women in sport, milestones and community involvement.
“Since the club has such an extensive junior and women’s program, I feel this is where we excelled this year.”
Mr Scanlon said the award was especially significant this year because they had also won in 2022.
The finalists they were up against this year were the Aspley Hornets and the Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich.
“To be named Football Club of the Year against some great competition shows that we are on the right path in trying to find a balance between servicing our community – with the work we do in schools and other community events like with Multicultural Australia – through to servicing our football-specific groups for social football up to our elite teams,” Mr Scanlon said.
Local Celebrity Spotlight at The Lion Richlands
Staff and customers at The Lion Richlands were treated to a surprise visit by My Kitchen Rules star Manu Fieldel during their lunch service on Wednesday March 29.