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JLT Squad: v Sydney Swans

JLT begins This Saturday the Lions will take on the Sydney Swans for their first JLT game.

The Brisbane Lions have named a strong 26-man squad for Saturday's JLT Community Series match against the Sydney Swans. 

Key defender Harris Andrews will captain the Lions for the clash and he makes up a back six that includes Sam Mayes, Dan McStay, Darcy Gardiner, Nick Robertson and Alex Witherden. 

Daniel Rich and Ryan Lester are named on the wings while new recruit Charlie Cameron is set to make his first appearance in a Lions guernsey in the midfield. Stef Martin, Jarrod Berry and Rhys Mathieson are named as the followers. 

Eric Hipwood is named as the only tall in an exciting forward line. He will be flanked by five small forwards in Lewy Taylor, Hugh McCluggage, Mitch Robinson, Allen Christensen and No. 1 draft pick Cam Rayner. 

Aside from Rayner, defender Jack Payne is the only other new draftee named in the squad and will start on the interchange bench. 

The experienced trio of Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko and Luke Hodge won't play in the match.

Backline Coach Murray Davis will coach the team for the game.

The Lions' final team will be named 90 minutes prior to bounce. 

JLT 1 Squad:

Backs 32. Sam Mayes 25. Dan McStay 27. Darcy Gardiner
Half-backs 18. Nick Robertson 31. Harris Andrews (C) 29. Alex Witherden
Centreline 10. Daniel Rich 23. Charlie Cameron 35. Ryan Lester
Half-forwards 28. Lewy Taylor 3. Allen Christensen 6. Hugh McCluggage
Forwards 5. Mitch Robinson 30. Eric Hipwood 16. Cam Rayner
Followers 12. Stef Martin 13. Jarrod Berry 36. Rhys Mathieson
Interchange 1. Ben Keays 4. Ryan Bastinac 7. Tom Bell
14. Josh Walker 19. Jacob Allison 20. Cedric Cox
40. Jack Payne 43. Jake Barrett
Emergencies 8. Rohan Bewick 26. Tom Cutler 37. Brandon Starcevich
46. Oscar McInerney

Tickets

Tickets for the match are available here

Lions members with game access will be entitled to attend pre-season Lions matches free of charge (subject to availability and venue capacity). Just scan your card on entry as you normally would.

Members can guarantee their tickets by using their membership card to register for a general admission ticket

Ground Information

In the curtain raiser, Moreton Bay Lions will play the Redcliffe Tigers at 12:40pm.

Seating is not provided for this event. Patrons are permitted to bring along their own folding chairs to use.

The Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex is a community facility with limited shade. Patrons are reminded to wear sun protection including hats and sunscreen to the event.

Food vendors and other entertainment will operate throughout the event.  

Getting to the ground

Car

Located 10 minutes south of the Caboolture CBD, the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex is just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane’s city centre, the Brisbane International Airport and the Port of Brisbane, the Region is served by the six-lane Bruce Highway, part of the east coast national highway network.

From the west, road access is from D’Aguilar Highway which in turn connects with major highways into New South Wales and to other parts of Queensland.

Parking and shuttle bus services

Please note that Aquatic Centre Drive, Burpengary will be closed to motorists. Free shuttle bus services will be available from 12pm to 7pm for patrons attending the 2018 JLT Community Series at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary.

Patrons are encouraged to catch public transport to Morayfield Train Station using their go card or by purchasing a ticket. Regular free shuttle bus services will operate opposite the station to and from the venue for patrons attending the game.

Shuttle bus services

Shuttle bus services to and from the event will operate from the front of Morayfield State High School, Visentin Road, Morayfield (outside Morayfield Train Station) between 12noon and 7pm

Limited off-street parking and shuttle buses will also be available near the corner of Morayfield Road and Uhlmann Road, Burpengary. See parking information below for more information.

Limited parking - Corner of Uhlmann Road and Morayfield Road, Burpengary

Limited off-road car parking will be available near the corner of Morayfield Road and Uhlmann Road, opposite the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex. Regular free shuttle bus services will operate to and from the venue for patrons attending the game. 

Please note once parking at this location is full, patrons will be directed to parking and shuttle bus services operating from Council Land further down Morayfield Road. Please follow the direction of Police and traffic control.

Disability parking

A disability drop off area, as well as limited disability parking will also be available at the venue located along Aquatic Centre Drive (upon presentation of a valid Queensland Government disabled parking permit). Patrons attending the event who require disability parking are encouraged to call AFLQ on 0414 468 820 for more information.

Broadcast information

The match is live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App. Updates from the match will be on the Lions' Twitter account

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