The Brisbane Lions are gearing up for their night of nights, with the 2022 Club Champion dinner being held on Friday.

Tthe Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will play host as the Lions celebrate their best performers for 2022 – including the Merrett-Murray Medal.

Lions midfielder Lachie Neale will start the Club’s vote count as red-hot favourite after finishing runner-up in this year’s Brownlow Medal.


The 29-year-old produced one of his best seasons of his career, earning All-Australian honours after averaging 30.1 disposals, 7.3 clearance and 4.5 tackles per game.

Although unlikely, it has happened before where players have finished higher in the Brownlow voting than their own Club best and fairest.

If anyone has a chance to take the Merrett-Murray Medal away from Neale in 2022, it is fellow midfielder Hugh McCluggage.

The wingman was named in the All-Australian extended squad, finished with 14 Brownlow votes and is one to watch in this years poll.


An impressive start to the season should see Jarryd Lyons in the thick of it early, with crafty forwards Charlie Cameron and Zac Bailey as well as defenders Brandon Starcevich and Keidean Coleman all likely to pick up their fair share of votes.

Other top accolades on the night include Rookie of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Finals Player Award.

However, the night isn’t just about the skill and ability of players.

The Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Award and Shaun Hart Trademark Player of the Year will go to those who are fully committed on and off field.

The Club will also honour debutants, retirements, and Life Memberships at the Brisbane Lions’ calendar event of the year.

Can't make it? The event will be livestreamed. Bookmark the link and tune in on Friday night here.