Brisbane Lions fans across Southeast Queensland will have the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite players this week as part of the 2023 AFL Community Camp.

From Murgon to Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, north to the Wide Bay, west to the Darling Downs and across Brisbane – the Lions will travel hundreds of kilometres to connect with their members and fans.

The two-day camp running February 6-7 will see the players visit more than 60 schools, junior football clubs and community organisations engaging with thousands.

To close out the camps in fitting style, the Lions will host a Super Clinic at Brighton Homes Arena; their new home in Springfield Central.

Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain and former Queensland football pathway product, Harris Andrews, said the playing group was excited to spend time face-to-face with those at grassroots level.

“As players we love getting out amongst the community as much as we can, and for two years we couldn’t due to COVID, so we are stoked for the Community Camps to be on again,” he said.


“I still remember how much it meant to me as a kid when the Brisbane Lions would visit our school to run clinics, sign autographs and inspire us to dream of one day playing AFL.

“Now being an AFL player myself and having the opportunity to give back that experience to the next generation across Queensland is pretty special.”

Brisbane Lions Community Manager, James Dowling, spoke on the importance of giving back.

“There is no arguing that everyone involved with football in local towns and at community clubs across Queensland are the lifeblood of Australian rules football,” he said.

“The AFL Community Camps have always been a popular calendar event and it is a real thrill for all involved to have them back after two years interrupted by COVID.

“There is a huge buzz among the playing group to be hitting the road, so look out Lions fans, we’re on our way to you.”