KEIDEAN Coleman and Ally Anderson have both signed up for another three-years in an extension of their contracts with Brisbane Lions.
The talented duo will remain at the Lions’ den at Brighton Homes Arena, with Anderson locked away until at least 2026 and Coleman until the end of 2027.
Anderson and Coleman are not only extending their contracts at the same time, but the pair also share many similarities. Both arrived at the club via the AFL Queensland talent pathway or Brisbane Lions Academy, both are proud Indigenous athletes, and both are coming off stellar 2023 seasons.
Brisbane Lions CEO, Greg Swann said securing the pair for another three years each was a significant moment for the club’s future.
“What better way to kick off a new season,” he said.
“Both players were instrumental in the Brisbane Lions making both the AFL and AFLW Grand Finals last year and now they will help drive the club forward for at least another three years.”
Anderson was crowned the Lions AFLW Best and Fairest last season while helping her team win the Premiership. It was the third time Anderson has won the award and the second time the 29-year-old has done so in a Premiership year after doing the same in 2021.
Coleman, who produced a brilliant second half of last year, is equally determined to help the Lions taste more success. The 23-year-old defender delivered some of his best football for the 2023 finals series, including the AFL Grand Final where he finished runner-up in the Norm Smith Medal voting.