Ally Anderson has made the most of every single moment playing for the Brisbane Lions. When the 2019 All Australian initially signed on in 2016 there was uncertainty and a sense of unknown of how long the competition would last.
This weekend, alongside Kate Lutkins, Emily Bates and Emma Zielke, she celebrates her 25th game, amongst the highest number of games played in the competition. The quartet have not missed a match since the competition’s inception.
“It’s nice to be able to know that we’ve played all the games possible for the Brisbane Lions,” Anderson said.
“In the first season you didn’t know how many seasons it was going to last so you enjoyed every single moment.
“We’re here four years later and we’ve reached our 25th game.
“We have the Club behind us, for them to recognise our 25th game it does mean a lot.”
They will mark this milestone in Geelong, for Round 2 of the AFLW. There has only been one change from last week’s winning team, with Gabby Collingwood replacing Jessica Wuetschner who is being managed.
Anderson said the team have complete faith in each teammate who will come in, with the in-house competition being super-hot.
The team are feeling well prepared ahead of their first game in Geelong, after their convincing win over the reigning premiers.
“Inside the four walls we knew what we had and the players we had and knew we could surprise the opposition,” Anderson said.
“We’re still going to have to prove ourselves week by week.”
The Lions will wear their new away guernsey this weekend, which pays homage to the Club’s proud Fitzroy heritage.
“It’s the first time we’ve been able to wear something that is representative of Fitzroy so I’m sure all of our Melbourne supporters will be behind us as we wear this.”
Bounce is at 1:10pm AEDT on Sunday afternoon at GMHBA Stadium.