Brisbane Lions AFLW premiership players Shannon Campbell and Lily Postlethwaite will remain at the Den until at least the end of the 2026 season.

Both players, who played key roles in the Lions 2023 premiership triumph, have inked two-year contract extensions as they prepare to help the Club experience more success.

Campbell, a key defender and foundation Lion, played her 75th game in last year’s Grand Final and is set to become one of the first players in AFLW history to reach 100 games.

Postlethwaite, the versatile forward-winger, who dealt with a torrid run of injury has re-committed following a memorably grand final performance.

“I’m really thrilled to be staying here in Brisbane for another three seasons,” Postlethwaite said.

“We have such a strong group of girls both on and off the field and I’m so excited to see where we can get to with this squad.

“For me, to be able to put together a full season last year was awesome. So, I’m super excited to continue to learn and grown coming into the 2024 season. Knowing I’ll be here for a few more years is amazing,”


Campbell, a member of Brisbane’s 2021 and 2023 premierships, was also adjudged best on ground in the 2022 Grand Final.

The experienced Lion praised the Club’s AFLW program led by senior coach Craig Starcevich and Head of Women’s Football Breanna Brock when asked about re-signing.

“We’ve had such a great couple of seasons and since year one this Club has been great to me and obviously quite successful,” Campbell said.

“It is a credit to Craig (Starcevich), Bree (Brock) and all the coaching staff who have helped to build such a great culture that makes us want to stay.

“We are all chomping at the bit to get going this season and we are really looking forward to what we can achieve.”

Starcevich said having Campbell and Postlethwaite put pen to paper was a testament to the playing group as whole to be in such a strong position culture wise.

“We as coaching staff try as hard as we can to create a good culture but at the end of the day it is down to the playing group and the leader,” the Lions coach said.

“They have done an incredible job in bringing this group together on the field and off it.

“For Shannon to be extending for seasons 9, 10 and 11 is credit to her professionalism.

“Lily is someone who has endured a lot of injury for somebody so young but for her to preserve and then see her future here at the Club is great for us.”

The Brisbane Lions AFLW side will kick off their premiership defence in the final weeks of August with the AFL confirming the start of the 2024 NAB AFLW Season.