With pre-season just days away, five more Lions have re-signed for Season 7.
Head of Women’s Football Breeanna Brock said the five re-signings would add to the stability of the player group.
“The stability of our list has been pretty key over the last four years,” Brock said.
“Essentially since the last expansion we’ve had very little player movement. We’re fortunate to have a pretty unique group who all enjoy each other’s company so much.”
Foundation Lion Ally Anderson has committed to pull on the maroon, blue and gold for a further two seasons.
Anderson has been a key figure in the Lions’ engine room right from the beginning, with her commitment and dedication to the game recognised when she became one of the first AFLW players to reach the historic 50 game milestone.
Fellow inaugural Lion Sharni Webb has also put pen to paper, with the Mum and versatile defender re-signing for Season 7.
Webb made history in Round 3, 2022 when she became the first Lion to return to the elite level after giving birth to her first child.
Exciting forward Greta Bodey is set to kick more goals for the Lions this year, staying on for the next two seasons.
Always a consistent contributor in the Lions forward line, Bodey took her game to another level in 2022.
Showcasing her agility and creativity in front of goal, the clever forward kicked 13 goals throughout the season to be named as the Club Leading Goalkicker and earn herself the title of Club Best & Fairest Runner Up.
Livewire Sophie Conway looks set to continue her rise as one of the competition’s best wingers, re-signing with the Lions for Seasons 7 and 8.
After missing the 2019 season with an ACL injury, Conway has steadily come into her own as a versatile and electric winger. A defensive and offensive threat for the Lions, the 23-year-old finished her 2022 season with 10 goals and an average 13 disposals, 1.8 marks and 3.7 tackles.
Key tall Jesse Wardlaw will also return for the Lions in Season 7 and 8 after another solid season in the Lions forward line.
Among her season highlights was a career-best performance in Round 4 against Geelong where the 22-year-old finished with a career-high 12 disposals, 11 kicks and 3 goals.