THE Brisbane Lions Women’s team is asking local families to roll in to their Springfield stadium as they countdown the days to the start of their 2023 season.
As part of the club’s bid to connect with locals the Brighton Homes Arena will feature a roller-skating rink over the next few weeks of the school holidays.
While the men’s side is performing strongly in the AFL season the women’s squad of 28 has been slogging it out on the training fields.
Recently they attended an army style commando session which Dakota Davidson said made her realise she should never join the army.
“We had no names, just a vest and a number, I think I was blue nine and we were shouted our assignments,” she said.
“I am still sore from the workout, but the squad is looking good for ’23,” she said.
The AFL hasn’t stamped a final draw for the season with clubs such as the Lions pushing for a 12-game season instead of 10.
Currently it’s sitting at 10 with the first game for the Lions scheduled for Saturday, September 2 at 2pm against Richmond.
“Hopefully our five home games will be followed by finals matches here at our great centre,” a club spokesman said.
“We are also looking at playing some of those regular season matches as night games as we are fortunate to have a ground with great lighting.”
The women’s team features five new players this season with two spots still up for grabs.
Two pre-season games have been ear-marked for August and further details on those clashes should be released in the coming weeks. While the women are getting ready for their season the Lions’ VFL side continues to play well despite slipping to their first loss and a draw in the past few weeks.
The side will play at Springfield on Saturday afternoon against Geelong on July 22. Entry is free for the VFL matches.
Those wanting to go roller skating at the Brisbane Lions Springfield Stadium should go online and book their places through the Lions website.
The reasonable cost to go roller-skating will include skate hire.