Lily Postlethwaite will pull on a Brisbane Lions jumper for the 25th game, some 1053 days after she was drafted in 2020.
A member of the Lions list for four seasons, Postlethwaite has overcome two serious knee injuries to become a vital player in Brisbane’s forward rotation.
Known for her silky skills and high footy-IQ, Postlethwaite has played in every game this season, something that 12 months was the driving force behind her second ACL comeback.
“To think how far I’ve come in 12 months is amazing and I’m super excited for what lies ahead not only this weekend but for the rest of my career,” Postlethwaite said.
“It has been a wild journey since I was drafted but I’m just so excited to be playing in the Grand Final team this weekend.
“To have my 25th game on Grand Final day is really special and we're looking forward to a positive result on Sunday.”
A high pressure, hard working half-forward, Postlethwaite has been ever reliable this season for AFLW senior coach, Craig Starcevich.
A standout game in the QClash against the Gold Coast SUNS, saw Postlethwaite collect 14 disposals and boot two goals in a dominant Lions win.
Postlethwaite will play a key role for the Lions on Sunday against North Melbourne in the decider.