Back to Back
|The Lions travelled to
Melbourne as favourites to take their second premiership against Collingwood.
After the media galvanising support for the Magpies as the Victorian Team
against the northern invaders, the Lions still had good support at the Grand
Final Parade. The weather on game day was freezing with hail falling as the game
ended. Despite the conditions the Lions won by nine points, 10 15 75 to 9 12 66.
A celebratory dinner was held at the Colonial
The next day the Lions took the Premiership cup
to the Brunswick Street Oval, the traditional home of the Fitzroy Lions, to a
crowd of 7-8,000 persons, some with Lion's memorabilia dating back to pre-war
days and the Lion's last flag in 1944. It was then back to Brisbane for a
celebration at the Gabba. This was latter in the week followed by a parade
through the streets of Brisbane. Latter their will be a civic reception by the
A Set of 23 Souvenir Covers (plus
the above cover) for the Brisbane Lions win in the AFL Premiership was released
by "Covers Please". All covers were postmarked The MCG 30th September 2002 (the
Monday after the victory). 19 of the covers have the player Personalised-stamp
while the other four players (Pike, Headland, Shattock and Coach, Leigh Matthews
did not appear on the Lions P-stamp sheet and are on covers with an ordinary
The team line up for the Grand Final was
The Magic Rainforest Booklet, issued on 25th September
2002, with the
was overprinted with
"Congratulations Brisbane Back
to Back AFL winners 2001-2002"
. The booklet is shown unfolded.
First Class Collectables
released covers showing
Below are covers for some of the other team members.
Lobo8 released two covers, one
Team photo with the Bears Stamp
and the other a
"Back to bacb" cover with Aka and
the Lions Stamp.