In 2019 St John Fisher College old girl, MacKenzie Findlay received the phone call she has waited her life to receive, a call up to play for the AFL Women's Lions team.
17-year old Findlay, who had been playing in the QAFLW team as a mid-fielder, really made her mark, stepping up to play in the forwards and scoring a goal.
The first game for the Winter Series, Lions claimed a 16-point victory over their main rivals, Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium.
St John Fisher College, Head of Sport, Tamara Sparks, who coached McKenzie through her schooling years; remarked; “McKenzie is a great ambassador for Women's AFL, still finding time to give back to the College by coaching the AFL squads".
“The College was so excited to see her play on Saturday; she is such an inspiration".
Game two of the QW Winter Series will take place next month on June 23 at Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay.
© Brisbane Catholic Education, St John Fisher College Bracken Ridge (2019)