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Play football in Kingborough !!

Kingborough Lions United Football Club’s Youth development mission is to provide each player the opportunity to play football in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, enjoyment and skill learning at a level that fits his/her interest and ability, and to create a challenging environment for talented players who aspire to reach their full potential.

Our programs are overseen by qualified and experienced coaches, including our Youth Technical Director Alfred Hess.

Players born 2011 and older:

Kingborough Lions United Football Club are super keen to see new and returning Youth players back into training the week commencing 30th October (after Show Day weekend).

If you are an existing player or a new player, please complete the Expression of Interest form to assist with our Term 4 and 2024 planning.

Players 2012 and younger:

Our Term 4 SAP and Discovery programs are underway for primary school age boys and girls – details here (U9-U12) and here (U5-U8).

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Become Part of the Kingborough Lions United Football Club Legacy

Seat Fundraiser legacy opportunity

With our new building and pitch redevelopment underway at Lightwood Park, we are also constructing a new grandstand which is expected to be completed by mid-2024. The grandstand will provide just under 1000 seats – some of which will be undercover (currently we have no undercover seating) and access to the facility and seating will be all-abilities friendly.

This is an opportunity to add a name of your choice to the development. Name of choice can be your own, a family member’s, a generic family e.g. The Brown Family, a memorial e.g. In Memory of [name], a business name. For a tax-deductible donation of $300 Kingborough Lions United FC will put a plaque with your choice of name on it, on a grandstand seat.

Your named plaque will be highly visible, so your donation will be remembered for many years to come. As recognition for your contribution, you will also receive an invitation to the Grand Opening of the venue, when we unveil your plaque. Additionally, you will be on the list of Legacy Donors on and receive perpetual recognition.

Things to note;

  • Your donation does not entitle you to free entry to matches and this is not a reserved seat nor does it provide ownership of the seat.
  • This is a one-off payment and will not require renewal.
  • We will keep you updated on the progress of the development and the grandstand.
  • Opportunities to purchase a row, or bay with additional signage/recognitions are also available (If you are interested in exploring this, contact Jonathon Hess 0417 095 698)


Kingborough Lions United Football Club has over 700 members from juniors to elite teams – around 38% of our membership is female. We are an active football (soccer) club for 12 months of the year. We currently provide programs accessed by the broader community – Holiday Clinics, Gala Days, Skills (Coaching) Programs, Athlete Development (in partnership with the neighbouring High School).

Each year the club fields increasing numbers of enquiries for more programs – the population in Kingborough is increasing rapidly. We are not able to meet this new demand nor the current community demand due to inadequate facilities.

We have recently commenced an infrastructure project that includes 8 gender neutral changerooms with modern bathroom and shower facilities, new clubrooms & kiosk, and a function centre. Additionally, we have redeveloped our pitch to improve drainage and lighting with an eye to creating a unique boutique football destination. The 8 changerooms with Kit Room, Treatment Room and 3 Referees’ Rooms are now operational and the pitch will be ready to use on 1 July 2023.

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Dementia Friendly Tasmania

Dementia Tasmania Donation

Kingborough Lions United Football Club’s 2022 NPL Head Coach Jez Kenth wanted to contribute back to the Community as his final undertaking in this role.
On Friday, the Club presented a cheque for $500 to Dementia Friendly Tasmania Inc. to assist with their work – donations came from players, supporters & the Club. It was a delight to meet up with Kath and Anne while they shared how their organisation assists and supports those with dementia and their carers.
Along with Jez, were Kingborough Lions United Football Club’s President, Brian Downes and 2022 Best & Fairest, Kobe Kemp.
Thank you ladies to you and your team.

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2023 Women’s Pre-Season Underway

Women Players 2022

Kingborough Lions United FC Women’s 2023 Pre-Season for WSL, SCW and U18s has commenced.

New or returning players considering playing with KLUFC in season 2023 should complete the player’s Expression of Interest Form so we can advise you of training locations and any changes to schedule.

Sessions are Monday/Wednesday 17:45-19:15 and Saturdays 07:00-08:30.

WSL, SCW and U18 Team selections will be made based on performance and attendance at pre-season sessions.

Further Enquiries or details – message or call Cathy James on 0458 291 156.

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KLUFC Memberships
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Volunteer applications for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ are now open

Women's World Cup 2023

Volunteer applications for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ are now open.

Please read the following media release from FIFA – The code for Lightwood Park is “TRSLIP”.

Volunteer applications for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ are now open

  • Thousands of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ volunteers are needed across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Volunteers will have an integral part to play in making the tournament a huge success 
  • Apply today at

FIFA has launched the Volunteer Programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ today, with approximately 5,000 enthusiastic people needed to support the tournament.

Volunteers will play an important role in welcoming the world to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, giving locals across the Host Cities the chance to share their knowledge and culture with participating teams and visitors.

To celebrate the launch, several activities are taking place across various Host Cities in the coming weeks, with each recognising local football community volunteers, and encouraging people to sign up to be part of the tournament next year.

Jane Fernandez, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ COO (Australia) said: “Volunteers are at the heart of the football community in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, without their dedication and commitment, major events like the FIFA Women’s World Cup wouldn’t be possible.

“The Volunteer Programme is an opportunity for the community to get up close to the action and behind the scenes of the biggest women’s sporting event in the world. We look forward to welcoming our volunteers to the team in 2023,” she said.

Volunteers will be the public-facing team on the ground, representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup with pride, enthusiasm and respect. Volunteers will be assisting in stadiums, training venues, FIFA Fan Festival sites, hotels, transport hubs and airports, and roles run throughout the tournament starting from 25 June to 22 August 2023.

A variety of positions covering 25 specialist areas including match operations and referee support, to media, broadcast and drivers are on offer.

Jane Patterson, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ COO (Aotearoa New Zealand) said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 brings together so many diverse people and cultures. We’ll be delivering a world-class event to a global audience, so if you want to be part of history, and gain a once-in-a-lifetime experience we’d encourage you to apply through the FIFA volunteer platform.”

For more information on how to apply to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Volunteer Programme, click here.

To be eligible to volunteer for the tournament, applicants must be 18 years or older by 1 June 2023 and speak at least intermediate level English. Volunteers will need to be available for at least 10 shifts between 25 June and 22 August 2023.

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Lightwood Park – FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup Preparations in Tasmania


Works have commences on the pitch and lighting upgrades at Lightwood Park, Kingston, Tasmania to prepare the facilities to meet the standards for a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 base camp.

There’s a lot happening at Lightwood Park and every day sees new changes and advancements. Stage 2 of the building construction is nearing completion thanks to the wonderful work of Maveric Builders. The ground upgrade has commenced which will bring the pitch up to FIFA standard, concurrently lighting is being upgraded to 500 Lux.

The FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 – Austrailia & New Zealand draw happens on 22 October in New Zealand … ( FIFA WWC 2023 Draw Livestream)

The draw brings Kingborough Lions United Football Club one step closer to hosting a base Base Camp for one of the countries participating in the FIFA WWC 2023. Once the pool fixtures are drawn, we expect to host interested countries late October to show them our fantastic Base Camp facilities.

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Jez Kenth to Step Down at the end of the 2022 Season

Jez Kenth

Kingborough Lions United NPL Head Coach, Jez Kenth has decided to stand down at the end of the current 2022 NPL Tasmania season.

Jez Kenth took over the reins of the Kingborough Lions mid-season in 2019 and immediately brought stability to the Club’s NPL Program after years of coaching instability.  ‘There is absolutely no doubt that Jez has created a strong inclusive culture and brought a sense of stability and calmness to our NPL program and steadied the ship to finish sixth in that first year and started to build the foundation which is the basis of what we have today’ said Club President Brian Downes.

Kenth has had considerable success in each of his coaching appointments over the past decade.  Some of these successes include two Championship titles with University in the Southern Championship, a top four finish with Launceston City in the NPL, its highest points tally to date and a Summer Cup Title as Assistant Coach with Hobart Zebras in the NPL.  

Following on from his initial 2019 season with the Lions, Kenth took the Club to its first ever top four finish in the COVID interrupted 2020 season and then followed that up in 2021 with another fourth position and a Kingborough NPL record of 36 points, 14 points in front of fifth placed Launceston City.  In 2021 the Lions also secured their first silverware since 2012 winning the pre-season Summer Cup competition and were beaten Summer Cup finalists in 2022.

Kenth, who has decided to take some much-needed time out to spend more time with his children and to meet the demands of his senior management role, said that he has enjoyed the camaraderie and culture of the Club and is proud of the contribution that he has made to this “sleeping Lion.”  ‘I feel very excited for the future of Kingborough Lions and hope that I have helped this amazing Club start to realise its full potential.  I am very proud to have contributed in creating a strong and competitive culture. I am also extremely proud to have had the privilege to lead this wonderful group of players and coaches.’  Kenth said.

With five matches still to be played to round out the 2022 season, there is further prospect of Kenth and his coaching team helping Kingborough to reach new heights with second position still very much on the cards having guided the Lions to its current League position of third, just one point behind South Hobart.

‘We are very excited about the positive changes that are taking place around the Club with over $6 Million of development currently underway which includes new changerooms, a total pitch renovation and installation of new lights’ Downes said.  ‘The vast improvement of our facilities, thanks to the support of both the State and Federal Governments, just add to the good feel around the place to which Jez has significantly contributed through his leadership of our NPL Program.  We wish Jez and his family much success and happiness for the future’ Downes added.

Brian Downes advised that the appointment of the NPL Head Coach for 2023 would be announced soon.END:

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Official Notice 2021 KLUFC AGM

Kingborough Lions United FC Logo

The Kingborough Lions United Football Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 18 January 2022 commencing 7:00pm at Lightwood Park Clubrooms, Lightwood Crescent, Kingston. Business to be conducted includes:

  • Confirmation of Minutes of Previous AGM
  • Adoption of Annual Report & Financial Statements
  • Election of Management Board
  • Appointment of Auditor

For further information contact Club President Brian Downes on 0448 377 713 or visit

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School Holiday Clinics January 2022

Flyer Holiday Clinics 2022

School Holidays are here and our Holiday Clinics will be returning in January.

Kingborough Lions United Football Club are offering 4 fabulous, fun days of football activity.

Clinic days are Tue 11, Wed 12, Tue 18 and Wed 19 January.

Choose from half or full day options – lunch is available to order for full day.

Clinics start at 9.00am, drop off at Clennett’s Lightwood Park Clubrooms as early as 8.30am

If you require further information, contact Cathy, 0458 291 156 or [email protected]
Follow this link to our store to register and pay now.

Flyer Holiday Clinics 2022
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2021 Volunteer of the Year Announced

Angela Legg and John Iles

Kingborough Lions United Football Club’s Annual Volunteers’ Event was held last night. While only a small number were able to attend, the Club’s appreciation of our entire Volunteer cohort was not diminished. With the busyness of life, anyone that volunteers for one or many hours is hugely appreciated.

It was a joy to have John and Warren Iles on hand to present the “Sue Iles, Volunteer of the Year Award”. And, the Club is delighted to announce that Angela Legg was the recipient. Congratulations Angela! Thank you to you and all our other volunteers.

See you all next season.

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