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Postlethwaite relishing her opportunities with Lions AFLW

Lily Postlethwaite is emerging as one of the most exciting talents who could potentially be drafted on the Lions AFLW list in 2020. 

She has starred in the midfield in both of the Lions QW Winter Series victories and is doing everything within her power to get her name on their list at October’s AFLW Draft. 

This hasn’t been an overnight dream for her. She first picked up a sherrin at the age of 12.

“After I went to training with my Dad, he told me to go and join in with the others and I was hooked,” Postlethwaite said.

“I soon was playing for the under 15’s Morten Bay Lions when I was 12.” 

Living in Caboolture the 18-year-old has made many sacrifices, admitting the commute can be difficult at times, yet is worth every drop of petrol. 

“Playing for the Lions Academy team for the last three years the travel is pretty draining at times but it’s all part of the process,” she said.

“I believe it is definitely worth it.”

The Lions pathways have had an instrumental influence on the speedster’s emerging career. 

“The Lions Academy program has had a huge impact on my game, it has really developed me as a person and a player,” Postlewaite said. 

2018 has been a standout year for the deserving young gun, recently being named captain of the Under 18’s Queensland team. 

“My highlights for this year have been awesome, I got to play my first game in the Winter Series and stared playing in the QAFLW,” she said.

From watching to now playing with some of her role models, Postlewaite is relishing in the opportunity. 

“I look up to Emily Bates, she is a great footballer and carries herself really well,” she said. 

“When I play with them it’s pretty crazy just to see where you are at and it makes it feel real.”

Not losing sight of her goal of one day being drafted, she admits she is optimistic and is loving all the opportunities the Lions have provided her with.

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