The Lions hope to be much improved over last year in what will be a competitive league.
Lions Head Coach, Neil Boutin, says the guys began working hard on their own before practice began a week ago.
He says defensively, they should be much improved with several grade 11's who have a full year of experience under their belts. Offensively, Boutin says they still have some question marks remaining.
Boutin expects Shaunavon to be the early favorite in the SWAC 9-Man league.
Gull Lake opens the regular season September, 12th when they battle Assiniboia.