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Sport Lions AFLW coach ill, will miss QClash

06:50  22 february  2020
06:50  22 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Coach Leigh Matthews resigned at the end of the season after 10 seasons and 3 premierships with the club. The Lions made a good start in the 2009 NAB Cup under new senior coach Michael Voss by registering a However, in the 5th QClash match against Gold Coast, the Lions won by two points

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Brisbane AFLW coach Craig Starcevich has undergone tests in hospital and will miss Saturday's QClash against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Lions AFLW Coach Craig Starcevich poses during a Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns AFLW media opportunity at the Gabba on July 11, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) © Getty BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Lions AFLW Coach Craig Starcevich poses during a Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns AFLW media opportunity at the Gabba on July 11, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Lions said Starcevich fell ill on Friday morning and was admitted to hospital.

Results from a series of tests are yet to be confirmed.

Former Brisbane defender Daniel Merrett will coach the Lions in Starcevich's absence.

The Lions' women's chief executive Breeanna Brock said Starcevich remained in good spirits.

"We are sad Craig is missing out on the game as we know how excited he was for the first QClash but his health is always our main priority," she said.

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