Our new synthetic surface on Lionel Watts should be completed soon.

However, we have just been advised by the Northern Beaches Council that the opening of the new synthetic Sportsfield at Lionel Watts will be delayed until mid June.

This is unfortunate but is due to the delayed delivery of the synthetic grass from China.

The council is doing everything they can and is certain that we wont lose any games or training sessions but that we may have to reschedule the time or place. If Lionel Watts is available by the 16th June then this will only impact 4 home rounds.

We will keep you posted as more details come to hand but it is very likely that we will be utilising Melwood Oval in Forestville and Killarney Oval in Killarney Heights amongst other venues.


On behalf of the Forest Lions Committee, the Northern Beaches Council and the NSW AFL I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this is going to cause us all.


At the end of this, we will have access to the best synthetic AFL facility on the Northern Beaches and this will create many benefits for the club going forward.


We will also be getting new change rooms and a storage and canteen upgrade in the middle of the year, so plenty going on around the club.