Bundaberg's Emma Zielke in her Coorparoo gear as she holds the QWAFL premiership cup.
Bundaberg's Emma Zielke in her Coorparoo gear as she holds the QWAFL premiership cup. Michael Gosman/Brisbane Lions

BIG WEEK COMING FOR OUR LIONESS

AUSSIE RULES: Bundaberg's Emma Zielke does not want to know what it will feel like to lose two grand finals in one year.

The Brisbane Lions captain will this Sunday play for Coorparoo in the Queensland Women's AFL grand final.

Zielke and the Lions lost the AFL Women's decider to Adelaide by six points earlier this year in March.

Now she and her Coorparoo teammates are preparing to take on Yeronga - with one goal in mind.

"There's no better feeling than to win a grand final. We want to win,” she said.

"I definitely don't want to lose two grand finals in one season.”

Zielke will be trying to win her fourth premiership with the club after being involved in the Blues wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

She rejoined the club after it finished fifth last year.

"It's been a successful transition back and it's been good to play for them again,” she said.

"There's a good club structure and we're now under the senior men's banner which has made it better.”

Zielke says it will be tough to beat Yeronga.

"We'll need to come together as a whole team to get us the win,” she said.

"When we've come up against them they move the ball quickly so we'll have to combine well.”

Coorparoo defeated Yeronga by five points in their last match, just two weeks ago.

Zielke's focus has been distracted by what will happen the week after.

The 29-year-old has been selected as part of the AFL women's Allies squad to take on Victoria on at Etihad Stadium.

The Allies is a combined side made up players from the rest of the states.

"It's a huge honour and great to be recognised as one of the top 45 players in the competition,” she said.

"It will be great to play with some of the best players in the match.”

Zielke was selected as vice captain by Allies coach Bec Goddard and admits it was a shock to be picked.

The team has one training session on Friday before playing on Saturday.

The Allies take on Victoria at 7.40pm with the game to be shown on Channel 7.

Coorparoo and Yeronga play at 3.15pm this Sunday in Brisbane.



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