The Brisbane Lions have informed Jess Wuetschner that she will not be offered a playing contract for the upcoming season.

Brisbane Lions Head of Women’s Football Breanna Brock said that Wuetschner has been a valued member of the Lions’ family since the very beginning.

“Jess has been a valued part of the team since its inception,” Brock said.

“As an inaugural Lion and Premiership player, Jess can be incredibly proud of what she has achieved during her time at the Club.

“It's always a difficult time of the season when we say goodbye to some people who have put in a lot of hard work for the team and for the football club. We thank Jess for her service and wish her all the best for the future.”

“Jess was one of five interstate players we brought in to set up our original team,” Head Coach Craig Starcevich said.

“She made a huge impact as a skilful and crafty small forward. We acknowledge that the last couple of seasons have been difficult but we’re confident with a fresh start she still has much to offer this competition."

Drafted at Pick No.34 in the 2016 AFL Women’s Draft, Wuetschner made her AFLW debut in the Lions’ inaugural AFLW game against Melbourne at Casey Fields.

The 30-year-old quickly became a fan-favourite, developing a reputation as one the competition’s most dangerous small forwards.

A two-time Club leading goalkicker (2018, 2019), second highest league goal kicker (2018), an All Australian (2018), and a member of the 2021 Premiership team, Wuetschner has left a lasting mark in the Lions’ and the League history books.