Welcome to the new Manchester Lions Website

Lions Softball TeamThe Lions are becoming one of the longest standing teams playing in the Manchester Softball League (MSL). The saying goes that we are the most organised and dynamic team in Manchester.

Over the years the Lions have always been extremely competitive in both the Manchester League and at tournaments up and down the country. Like a lot of other teams we started in Division 3 back in 2002. Through a lot of hard work, training sessions in the rain and sheer determination the Lions were quickly promoted up to MSL’s (Manchester Softball Leagues) First Division and worked hard to become one of the top teams and looking to knock those well established teams off the top spot.

Since then the Lions have continued to improve and finished 3rd in Division 1 in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 season then 2nd in both 2010 and 2011.

2013 was the year of the Lions in which we won the Manchester Triple – For the first time in history the Lions won Firstball, The Manchester Tournament and then went on to become Manchester Softball League Champions.

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Join a Softball Team in Manchester

Hi Everyone,

We are currently looking for players to join the Division 1 winning Lions. If you have played softball, baseball or any other sport that requires hitting and catching a ball then get in touch.

We train and play in the South Manchester area and looking for both male and female players to join our fun and competitive team for the 2014 season.

If your interested or know anyone else who may wish to play then please get in contact by emailing ed_watki@hotmail.com


More About the Lions

Over the years the Lions have continued to do well in the Manchester league but we have also had some great results at national tournaments. Between 2007 and 2010 the Lions had some strong performances at C Comp and B Comp tournaments, often returning from trips down south with silverwear. These days we are considered a strong B-Comp league and tournament team.

One of the most memorable years were 2009 and 2010 when we showed fantastic progression by winning the “C” nationals in April 2009 and then winning the “Gold” Nationals in September 2009. The following year we were promoted to the Platinum nationals where we went on to win that as well. Three national titles in just 2 years – now that’s a record that’ll be hard to beat.

Following our successes at the Nationals and other tournaments the Lions were awarded the 2009 BSF Team of the Year for our outstanding softball achievement and improvement. This is the first and only time so far that a Manchester based softball team has won team of the year.

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