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AFLW Lions’ new dwelling for title defence

Coach Craig Starcevich is adamant a fifth AFLW dwelling in six seasons shall be a bonus for Brisbane, not an impediment for the defending champions.

The Lions on Friday confirmed Maroochydore Multi Sports activities Complicated on the Sunshine Coast – 100km north of the Gabba – as subsequent season’s dwelling floor.

Awaiting the completion of their custom-built Springfield dwelling base, set to be a everlasting dwelling from subsequent season, the transfer north comes after the facet used 4 completely different Brisbane grounds in its first 5 seasons.

They’ve solely performed twice on the Gabba and even needed to contest the inaugural AFLW grand last at Metricon Stadium when the Brisbane floor was unavailable.

A delayed AFLW season begin now eats into the membership soccer season, forcing them additional north, however not out of the consolation zone of a staff that has defied these actions and fixed raids from new AFLW golf equipment to boast three grand last appearances within the competitors’s five-year historical past.

“That is the mantra the women have had during,” Starcevich stated.

“Final yr offered various challenges they usually rose to the event each time.

“However I do not see that as being an impediment on this case, as a result of this venue and floor is totally magnificent.

“A number of the finest state league footy I’ve watched has been on this floor; it is very conducive to good footy.”

Premiership-winning captain Emma Zielke has retired from taking part in and can help Starcevich this season, with Breanna Koenen to guide the staff when the season begins on January 6.

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