Lily Postlethwaite: Pick No. 3, 163cm, 29/10/01  

  • Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy player
  • Queensland Captain at 2019 National Championships
  • 2019 QAFLW Rising Star winner

The Lions have selected Hyundai Help for Kids Academy player Lily Postlethwaite with Pick No. 3 at today’s AFLW Draft in Melbourne. 

Postlethwaite, a Moreton Bay junior, captained Queensland team at the 2019 NAB Under 18 AFL Women’s National Championships in June. The same year, she was also named All-Australian, for the second time in her young career.

As an academy player, she had the opportunity to play in two QW Winter Series matches in 2019. The 17-year-old played as either a small midfielder or forward. She held her own amongst AFLW players and proved she is highly skilled, athletic and can break away from congestion with speed and evasion. She also has a long and accurate boot. 

Postlethwaite plays for Marcoochydore in the QAFLW competition and in a further show of her talent, she was awarded the 2019 QAFLW Rising Star.

Coach Craig Starcevich said he was proud to welcome an Academy player into the Den.

“Lily’s an Academy player first and foremost with a professional approach to her football,” he said.

“She’s athletic, she’s clean, she’s got a good footy brain and is very skilful by hand and foot.

“She was right at home in our QW Winter Series team, playing against older and bigger bodies.”