West Coast Lions to the GDFL


GDFL West Coast will commence play in 2020

The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league’s newest team, the West Coast Lions.West Coast Lions was introduced to the Southern California minor professional league world on February 13, 2016, Gardena, CA. As members of the Silver State Football League (SSFL) and became the 2016 Spring Champions in their inaugural season. 

 “We are thrilled to announce the addition of the West Coast Lions to the GDFL. The Lions bring a strong winning tradition to the GDFL West Coast while solidifying our geographic footprint. We look forward to the intense rivalries that the Lions will bring to the GDFL and to a long and productive partnership with GDFL West Coast Brand,”stated GDFL Commissioner Bo Townsend. 

The  West Coast Lions 2019 LDFL runners-up will compete as new members in the GDFL’s 2020 season. The team will compete in the GDFL West Coast Western Region.

Additional news and expansion team announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports.

 We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. 

Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

Fans can visit our website at www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.