British Lions FC – Club Information
What follows is some general information about the club, how we are organised, how you can get involved and details of the membership.
The club has currently 3 teams.
The First and Second teams both play in the Berlin Freizeitliga. The first team are currently in the highest division of the Freizeitliga structure, the Verbandsliga and the second team are in the Landesliga, the second division of the Freizeitliga. We are always on the look out for players who can strengthen both teams.
We also have an Over 30s team who train regularly and play weekly matches and we welcome new players over the age of 30 to join them.
The type of player we are looking for has to be committed to the club cause, meaning someone who during the season is prepared to give up one evening a week to train regularly and most Saturday mornings to play the games.
Training takes place every Monday and Thursday from 8 – 9.30 pm at Sportplatz Westend, Spandauer Damm 150, 14055 Berlin. Afterwards there is a chance to have a drink and discuss team matters.
>>More information about training
Home matches are normally played on a Saturdays (First team kick off at 10.30 am, Second team at 12.30 pm) at Sportplatz Westend, Spandauer Damm 150 near S-Bahn Westend (venue does change occasionally). Away matches vary in day, time and venue.
The club is self-organised, meaning that everything that happens has to be organised and done by its members. The club is run mainly by five people: the chairman, the vice-chairman, the treasurer and two directors of football who take care of club matters. The first and second team managers deal with matters on the playing side.
Certain players volunteer to take on responsibilities such as: looking after the kit, phoning through results of the games, looking after the first-aid kit, looking after match-day balls and collecting outstanding fees etc. If you would like to get involved, talk to one of the managers or members of the Board.
>> See the current club structure
>> Read the club charter
The club will supply you with a kit (socks, short and shirt) as soon as you have transferred a deposit of 25 Euros to the Clubs account. When leaving the club and upon returning the kit, we will return your deposit.
The club offers active and passive membership schemes.
Membership with the club is not dependent on how many matches you play or how many trainings you attend. It is a monthly fee to cover membership to the club.
>>More information about club membership
You can join the club immediately but the registration process for playing in the league can take a few weeks to be processed. To register please speak to a member of the board or one of the club managers. As part of the registration process you will need to complete the “Beitrittserklärung / Sign Up” form, player registration form and supply one passport sized photo and a printed copy of your passport. Additionally, there is a ten euro registration fee for new players.
>>More information about joining the club
There is a three-month period of notice when resigning from the club. Resignations have to be made in writing to a member of the board.