Sophie Conway is set to run out against Port Adelaide on Saturday in her 50th appearance for the Brisbane Lions AFLW side.

A debut in Round 1 of 2018 kicked off Conway’s career, booting a goal in the Lions 12-point win over the Adelaide Crows.

The energetic winger, who has a knack of floating forward, is a regular contributor on the scoreboard with 26 goals in 49 outings as a Lion.

“Six years involved with the Brisbane Lions, we’ve had a few ups and downs along the way but it’s as special as anything,” she said.


“50 down and hopefully a long, long career to come, to keep pulling on this jumper is pretty special and I love it.

“I love playing with these girls and for this club, I can’t wait to get out there on Saturday.”

The journey to 50 games has been a mixed journey for the charismatic Lion.

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Following an ACL injury in 2019, which ruled Conway out for the season, she has been a consistent member of head coach Craig Starcevich’s side.

A breakout year in 2020, named in the AFLPA 22under22 Team, Conway went on to add a Premiership to her rap sheet the following season.

This only added to Conway’s already impressive list of achievements following her NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star nomination in Round 3 of 2018.

Selected in 2017 from Zillmere’s QAFLW team, Conway had her most prolific season to date in season seven 2022.

There has been a trend to Conway’s special games, debuting against Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval, playing her 25th game against the Crows - again on the road in season six.

Now Conway is set to play her 50th game in the same city, capping off a trilogy of milestones in South Australia.

The Lions will travel to the city of churches to take on Port Adelaide on Saturday at Alberton Oval.

The game will start at 1:05pm EST, with the Lions looking to celebrate Conway’s milestone with their first victory of the season.