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.
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.