Emma Zielke (vc)

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See you on the 9th green at 9
Oct 27, 2011
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Miami Dolphins
First Priority Pick

A highly skilled, medium-sized on-baller. Very good overhead and elite by foot. Highly competitive and an on-field leader. Established the Coorparoo Women’s team in 2013. Works in the Brisbane Lions office.

Zielke our priority pick

The Brisbane Lions are proud to announce Emma Zielke as their priority pick ahead of the 2017 AFL National Women’s League Season.

Zielke is among Queensland's most decorated female footballers, being the state captain and reigning Queensland Women Australian Football League (QWAFL) Best and Fairest winner.


Brownlow Medallist
Jul 6, 2010
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Zilks named Captain.
Emma Zielke has been named the inaugural captain of the Brisbane Lions Women's team.

Zielke is among Queensland's most decorated female footballers, having been a state captain and the 2014 and 2015 QWAFL Best and Fairest winner.

Zielke, who is employed as an admin support officer at the Brisbane Lions, will be supported in her role by four 'Values Leaders' - Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Sam Virgo, Leah Kaslar and Emily Bates.

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Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2007
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Chelsea, Boston Red Sox
Emma Zielke can hardly wait for Allies game
September’s AFLW State of Origin is the first time Brisbane Lions players will gather since March’s grand final. Seven Lions stars will play for the Allies side taking on Victoria.

Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Emily Bates, Emma Zielke, Jess Wuetschner, Kate McCarthy, Leah Kaslar and Sam Virgo will represent Queensland in the Allies team. Their teammate Kaitlyn Ashmore will suit up for Victoria.

Lions Captain Emma Zielke can hardly wait, “We all kind of want it to hurry up so we can start again,” she said. The State of Origin is the first of its kind for the women’s competition and Zielke hopes the rivalry clash is here to stay. She’ll be coached by Adelaide Crows and inaugural AFLW premiership winning coach Bec Goddard.

They might have been sworn enemies in March’s AFLW Grand Final but Zielke is looking forward to gaining some inside knowledge from her Allies coach.

“I’m excited to get coached by Bec Goddard,” Zielke said. “Because obviously she’s an awesome coach and she’s got a good track record so far. I’m keen to learn something new from her.”

The Allies, made up of all states and territories bar Victoria, will be united in wanting to make a statement. “When we played national footy before, Victoria is the powerhouse and they’ve been really hard to beat in the last five or six years,” Zielke said. “We got an email from Bec just yesterday and she sounds pretty serious about wanting to beat the Vics.”

The team will head down to Melbourne in late August to meet and plan their Victorina attack before September 2nd’s match. “You want to win. You just want to win.” Zielke has been keeping busy in the AFLW off-season, her Coorparoo side sit top of the table in the QWAFL competition, with finals just around the corner.

The Allies take on Victoria on Saturday 2nd September at 7:40pm at Etihad Stadium. The game will be broadcast on Channel Seven and Fox Footy.

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Sep 14, 2006
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
Brock also paid tribute to Zielke, who laid the foundations for Women’s football at the Lions and carried the team to two AFLW Grand Finals as captain.

“Emma has been a key driver to getting this team through the last 2 seasons," Brock said.

"She’s always lead from the front and been inspirational in some pretty clutch moments in games.

"Emma has expressed a strong desire to continue her development as a coach and we will look to continuing to develop her in an opposition analysis role. We are really looking forward to seeing her take on this new challenge and will be supporting her all the way."


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