Brisbane CEO Greg Swann is proud of his AFLW side’s ability to rebuild after the club was “decimated” by the league’s expansion.
After being one of the early juggernauts, the Lions were systematically picked apart by teams both inaugural and new, leaving only a loyal core behind.
From their 2017 Grand Final side, Brisbane has a total of 10 players who are still in the league but playing at other clubs.
It didn’t take them long to rebound however, making finals in 2020 before winning the 2021 premiership.
“The overwhelming thing for me was these girls deserved it,” Swann told SEN’s Whateley.
“That was our third Grand Final and we came up short both times.
“We got decimated by the (expansion)…