RETIRING Brisbane captain Emma Zielke knew before last week’s preliminary final win over Collingwood that a premiership on Saturday would signal the end of her AFLW career.
The 32-year-old told coach Craig Starcevich she would retire on 41 games if the Lions made it into Saturday’s NAB AFLW Grand Final – but only if they won it.
“I said, ‘If we win, I’m out’,” Zielke said, after their 18-point win over Adelaide.
“It was a fairytale ending. The decision was made for me.”https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.452.0_debug_en.html#goog_1851872480Play Video
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The Crows and Lions clash in the 2021 NAB AFLW Grand Final
Zielke admitted she didn’t know what she would have done if the Lions had lost their third Grand Final and was glad she wasn’t in a position where she had to find out.
Instead, she gets to leave the game on the greatest high possible; a premiership captain after three attempts.[Read more…] about Retiring Premiership Skipper Gets Fairytale Finish