Another famous Lions name will continue at the Den, with Jaspa Fletcher officially joining the side overnight. 

Here's what experts think the classy winger can bring to our side in 2023.

Cal Twomey

The classy midfielder is likely to step into Brisbane's senior mix relatively quickly.

The son of former player Adrian, Fletcher is a classy winger with clean skills and good footy IQ.


Headed to the Lions, he was a member of their Academy side this season as well as having a strong campaign for the Allies. Kicks the ball nicely, sets up the play and can accumulate touches as well as be damaging.

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Fletcher surged into first round calculations thanks to his ability to mix tough contested work with running power and class on the outside. Clubs think the latter could see him start his AFL career on a wing.

He impressed for the Allies during the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, with Champion Data noting he averaged 22.7 disposals, 13.7 contested possessions and 4.3 score involvements per game.

A scintillating individual effort against Western Australia back in July, when Fletcher finished with 26 disposals, six clearances and four tackles in a best-on-ground display as the side's captain, also lifted the Allies to their only win of the carnival.

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Fletcher offers enormous class as Queensland's leading draft candidate this year, catching the eye with smooth movement and slick skills. He has been challenged to play on both sides of midfield, offering different attributes to either role and hurting the opposition with his ability to drive the ball forward.

The 18-year-old was the Lions Academy's prime mover during their early-year NAB League campaign, starting on the inside before shifting to the outer where he spent a good amount of time of the Allies. From either post, his ability to approach the 50-metre arc and launch long goals was super impressive and a constant feature of his game.

In a true testament of his balance, Fletcher's best outing for the year came when he spent plenty of time on-ball in the Allies' final game - a 12-point win over Western Australia. He gathered 26 disposals and six clearances on that day, carving up the Black Ducks with his ability to get forward of stoppage speedily and deliver inside 50.