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Round One set to sizzle at Gabba

Thursday October 30, 2014 by  

The Brisbane Lions are set for a fiery season-opener, with Collingwood heading to the Gabba for a Round 1 blockbuster on April 4. The Easter Saturday clash will see Lions new recruit, Dayne Beams, face his old side just six months after making the move North.

Victorian supporters won’t have to wait long for their taste of the action, with the side then heading to Melbourne to take on North Melbourne in Round Two.

The Lions will travel to Melbourne three times within the first eight rounds of the season and will play a total of six games in Victoria in 2015. Read more

McGrath announces retirement

Thursday August 21, 2014 by  

2003 premiership player Ash McGrath, today announced he will retire from AFL football following Sunday’s clash between the Lions and Fremantle.

McGrath will take to the Gabba one last time on Sunday after a career spanning 213 games and 14 years.

A product of South Fremantle, McGrath was originally expected to be a top-five pick in 2000, but a badly broken arm prevented him playing at the U18 National Championships. Read more

Moloney hangs up his boots

Monday August 11, 2014 by  

After 166 games and a career spanning 12 years, Brisbane Lions midfielder, Brent Moloney, today announced his retirement from AFL.

After several weeks battling an achilles injury, Moloney decided to hang up his boots, effectively immediately.

2014 has been a frustrating season for the veteran, with injuries limiting the 30 year-old to just five senior games for the Club. Read more

The Lion King retires

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

Brisbane Lions champion, Jonathan Brown, today closed the door on an outstanding 15-year career, announcing his retirement from AFL football.

Brown will retire effective immediately, after suffering a heavy concussion during the Lions Round 13 clash with the Giants.

The injury was the latest head collision that Brown has suffered during his career, including two serious incidents in 2011, which required the insertion of metal plates into his head. Read more

Voss elevated to Lions Legend

Wednesday May 21, 2014 by  

The Brisbane Lions tonight inducted 10 new members into the Club’s Hall of Fame in front of 500 guests at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition centre, while three-time Premiership Captain and former Senior Coach, Michael Voss was elevated to ‘Legend’ status.

Voss joins former Fitzroy greats Kevin Murray and Haydn Bunton as only the third official ‘Lions Legend’.

Murray – the Club’s all-time games record holder and nine-time Best and Fairest winner – and Bunton – a triple Brownlow Medallist – were revealed as the first two Legends of the Club during the Lions’ inaugural Hall of Fame event back in 2012. Read more

Adcock appointed Lions Captain

Thursday January 23, 2014 by  

The Brisbane Lions today announced the appointment of Jed Adcock as the Club’s Captain for 2014.

Adcock, who was last year inducted as a Life Member of the Club, will take the reigns as sole Captain having previously shared the captaincy duties with Jonathan Brown in 2013.

Midfielder Tom Rockliff was also unveiled as the Club’s Vice-Captain, whilst Daniel Rich, Joel Patfull and Daniel Merrett will take up roles as Deputy Vice Captains. Read more

Lions welcome ‘Super Six’

Thursday November 21, 2013 by  

The Brisbane Lions have added considerable depth to their line-up with six selections inside the first two rounds of the 2013 AFL National Draft.

The draft meeting was highlighted by the recruitment of James Aish with the Club’s prized first round selection (Pick No.7 overall).

Aish, selected from Norwood Football Club in South Australia, is the son of former Redlegs midfielder Andrew Aish, the nephew of 1981 Magarey Medallist Michael Aish and the grandson of former skipper Peter Aish. Read more

Black back at Lions

Tuesday November 5, 2013 by  

One of the most decorated players in the Brisbane Lions’ long history, Simon Black, has confirmed that he will remain with the Club for the next two years as an Assistant Coach.

Black, who announced his retirement as a player less than two weeks ago, will now dip his toe into coaching under the guidance of new Senior Coach – and former premiership teammate – Justin Leppitsch.

Upon his retirement, Black became highly sought after by a number of rival clubs, which is no surprise given his intimate knowledge and incredible standing in the game. Read more

Lions sign McGuane

Monday November 4, 2013 by  

The Brisbane Lions today completed paperwork which will see former Richmond utility Luke McGuane join the Club as a delisted free agent.

McGuane, 26, will now return home to Queensland for the first time since he was originally drafted to the Tigers from Broadbeach with Pick No.36 at the 2004 AFL National Draft.

He has since played 105 senior AFL matches in nine seasons with the Tigers, most of which have been spent playing in defence. Read more

Lions welcome 2014 fixture

Thursday October 31, 2013 by  

A new era at the Brisbane Lions will commence with a 2014 season-opening clash against Premiers Hawthorn in Tasmania and see the return of the Easter Thursday action at the Gabba.

With new Senior Coach Justin Leppitsch at the helm, the Lions’ travel away for Round One, before returning to the Gabba the following week for a home opener against Geelong on March 30.

Following the AFL’s release of the 2014 fixture, Lions’ highlights include: Read more