Old Lyonian Football Club 2015/2016 Season
The season 2015/16 saw the Old Lyonian Football Club play at their new home ground, the John Lyon School playing fields. A new pavilion, excellent changing facilities, top grade playing surfaces, a well stocked bar and wonderful catering made their ground a firm favourite with the opposition and referees.
With five teams playing in the Southern Amateur Football League it was a busy season for all concerned.
The Southern Amateur League (SAL) is an association football league affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance (AFA). It is based in and around Greater London and caters for 11–a–side men's adult teams. Its member clubs include former pupils' associations, banks and business houses as well as private clubs
OLFC 1s playing in the Senior Division 3: With 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses the 1s finished mid table with 23 points retaining their position in Senior Division 3 for 2016/17 season.
OLFC 2s playing in the Intermediate Division 3: Playing 20 games, with 13 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, the 2s finished the season runners up with 40 points and look forward to promotion to the Intermediate Division 2 for 2016/17 season.
OLFC 3s playing in the Minor Division 1 North: Despite putting up a good battle this season the 3s are relegated to Minor Division 2 North joining the OLFC 4s - at least both matches will be home games!
OLFC 4s playing in the Minor Division 2 North: Staying in this division to face fellow clubmates during 2016/17 season.
OLFC 5s playing in the Minor Division 4 North: The end of the season will see the 5s remaining in this division for the 2016/17 season.
OLFC Vets play in the West London Veterans Football League Division 1: Their 2016/17 season will see them facing old foes and fighting to be promoted.
Old Lyonians FC awarded Wilkinson Sword Award for 2015/2016 Season
This award is voted for by the Southern Amateur League management committee and member clubs and is only awarded to one club of the hundreds playing in the SAL.
This is a great achievement and a reflection of all the hard work done by the Chairman, captains, players and the club fixture secretary.
The club was judged on the following criteria:
- Fair play
- Attitude towards officials and other players
- Hospitality both home and away
- The club house and facilities
- The pitches
- The club as a whole and match day management
- The efficiency and professionalism of fixture management including prompt responses to the league and other clubs and submission of accurate team sheets.
- The respect and hospitality shown by captains to officials and opposition teams
This is an award to the club and all its members and to win by 1 vote beating Old Parkonians is an excellent achievement in the OLFC's first season at its new home of the Lyonian Pavilion on the John Lyon School playing fields.
The ambition now is to retain this award for the 2016/2017 season.
Congratulations to all involved in winning this award.