Frederick-Traub informed the club of her desire to play for a Victorian-based team in the 2020 AFLW season.

The two-time All-Australian told the Lions that she wanted to be closer to her partner’s family.

Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock thanked Frederick-Traub for her contribution to the Lions as a foundation player.

“We’ve loved having Sabs on the journey with us and she will be missed. As with anything in life you have to do what’s right for you and your family, and we certainly respect that,” she said.

“While it is disappointing, this will open up opportunities for the young and developing girls on our list and those wanting to come to Brisbane.”

The announcement from the club comes after The Age reported last week (March 19) that the 22-year-old had resigned from her job at AFL Queensland where she was the participation programs coordinator for game development. 

The English born player joined the Brisbane club as a marquee ahead of the inaugural AFLW season.

There has been no confirmation around which club Frederick-Traub will join but fans will find out during the AFLW's sign and trade period which begins on April 8 and finishes April 18. 

The Lions could lose up to eight players in this period with Fremantle also facing a similar fate. 

The 2020 AFLW season will see the introduction of four new teams to the league with Gold Coast Suns, Richmond, St Kilda and West Coast Eagles coming in.