Brisbane Lions vice-captain Nat Grider is set to play her 50th game against Collingwood on Saturday evening.

The 22-year-old defender is coming off the back of her best year to date, where she was named in the All-Australian team for both season 6 and 7.

“I’m very fortunate to play at such an incredible club,” Grider said.

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“I’m honoured to call this place home and rack up the 50 games with teammates that are like family to me at a club that I really love.

“It is really special and I’m looking forward to running out on the weekend.”

Drafted prior to the 2019 season, Grider had grown up a Lions supporter.

Debuting in round 4, 2019 against the Western Bulldogs, Grider only played one other game in her first season as a Lion.

However, in her second season Grider become an integral part of AFLW head coach, Craig Starcevich’s best 22.

Since Round 1, 2020, Grider has missed only one game which has been key to her meteoric rise to AFLW stardom.

Named in the AFLPA 22under22 team in 2021 and twice in 2022 cemented her place as one of the stars of the AFLW.

Grider has since added strings to her bow, stepping into the coaching space in 2023.

Helping the future stars of the competition as the strength and conditioning coach for the Lions Academy.

The Lions will tackle Collingwood at Brighton Homes Arena with the first bounce from 6:15pm on Saturday.