The Metro Lions are an AFA club with 4 teams in Auckland's contact American Football Leagues -​​​​​​​

Premier Mens Open, Colts-U19, Juniors-U16 and Womens Open.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We also have 4 teams in the AFA Flag Football competition.

Premier Men's Open, 2 x Premier Women's Open and Junior Men-U17.

The American Football season in Auckland runs from late October through to mid Februrary.

Metro Lions traditionally start full training after the Labour Weekend and competition runs through to the culmination of the Kiwi Bowl finals football weekend, normally scheduled for late February or early March.

Preseason preparations often start late September depending on Auckland City Council facilities availability. Club trainings are on Mondays and Wednesday nights.

New Zealand's longest established American Football Club, originally known as the Mountain Lions.

First incorpaorated as one of the 4 foundation clubs of the inaugural NZGFA competition of 1982, a succession that coninued through to the NZAFA and now a member of the NZAFF.

Original home was at Potters Park Mt Eden, but are now based at Grey Lynn Park, Central Auckland.

Established in 1978.

Premier Kiwi Bowl Champions🏆2019, 2013, 2008, 2006, 2005. 15 x Finalists.

Colts Unity Bowl Champions🏆2019, 2014, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1997. 13 x Finalists.

Junior Kiwi Bowl Champions🏆2018, 2014, 2009, 9 x Finalists.

Women's Kiwi Bowl Finalists 2021, 2020, 2017.

NZAFF Flag Football Club Championships🏆Premier Men's Champions 2021. 2020 5th place.

NZAFF Flag Football Club Championships. Premier Women's 2021 runners up.

AFA Club Lineman Challenge Champions🏆Overall Club Winner, Premier OL, Colts DL 2020. 

AFA Flag Men's Premier Championship🏆2020.

AFA Flag Women's Championship Finalist 2020.

AFA Flag Youth Championship 4th place 2020.


James Oldehaver. London Olympians.

Steve Willoughby. London Ravens, Farnham Knights, London Olympians 1994 Euro Bowl Champions. Operation Discovery WLAF. 

James Timoti. London Capitals, London Olympians 1994 Euro Bowl Champions. Operation Discovery WLAF.

Martin Stowers. London Ravens, Farnham Knights.

Björn Donau. Braunschweig Lions, Göttingen Generals, Düsseldorf Panther. 1999 Euro Bowl Champion. 2022 Head Coach Mulheim Shamrocks. Germany.

Länce Töngakilo. Iron Mask Cannes, Stockholm Mean Machine.

Jake Hughes. Munich Cowboys.

Cian Lawlor. University College Dublin. 2022 Shamrock Bowl Champions.

Henry Jacob, Farnham Knights, Hertfordshire Cheetahs. UK.

Olivier Couling, Lausanne Owls, Switzerland.


Will Hinchcliff (Coach). London Monarchs WLAF. CFL BC Lions, SSK, Ottawa Roughriders 92-96.

Jordan Green, Vancouver BC.

Jason Leishman, Vancouver BC.


Wayne Wright , North Western Sydney.

James Manuleleua, Sydney University Lions.

Maeli Sinapati, Manly Redblacks, Bayside Ravens.

CHris Tia, Sutherland Seahawks.

Tony Tevita, Brisbane Rhinos.

Robert Clayton, Gold Coast Stingrays.

Todd Wackrow, UTS Gridiron.

Michael Mau’u- ACT Astros

Roy Taufo’ou - Sydney University Lions

Sam Pilisi, West Sydney Pirates, Central Spears (ACT).

Ricky Fuimaono, Griffith University.

John Maumau, West Sydney Pirates, Northwestern Rebels, UNSW Raiders.

Clema Vaka, West Sydney Pirates, Sutherland Seahawks, Bayside Ravens .

Danny Tixier. Seahawks.

Hamish Coburn, Seahawks.

James Taulapiu, Bayside Ravens.

John Palavi. West Sydney Pirates .

Charles Palavi. West Sydney Pirates .

Joseph Taula, Central Spears (ACT)

Lance Tongakilo, Gold Coast Stingrays.

Ezra Clayton, Gold Coast Stingrays.

Behlow Matila, West Sydney Pirates.

Hector Purcell, Rockingham Vipers.

Leki Aoina, Perth Titans,  UNSW Raiders. NFL combine particpant.

Jake Hughes, Monash Warriors.

Houston Noema, Monash Warriors.

Rohail Akhtar, Western Crusaders.

Israel Wong See, Monash Warriors.

Conlon Esau, Monash Warriors.

Jordan Fa'avesi Taulapapa, Western Crusaders.

Obie Lio, Canberra Centurions.

Paul Lambert, Coach USQ Mustangs.

Ricky Fuimaono, Coach USQ Mustangs.


Whilst we try to keep these records accurate, we are sure you can appreciate this input relies on contributions.

If anyone has any info they would like to add, please send through and we will be happy to update.