BIG IMPROVER: Megan Hunt in action during the AFLW grand final against the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.
BIG IMPROVER: Megan Hunt in action during the AFLW grand final against the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast. Adam Head

LISTEN: Hunt ready to step up to another level

AUSSIE RULES: Expect a fitter and mentally stronger Megan Hunt running through the Brisbane Lions' midfielder in the second season of the expanded AFLW competition.

Put simply the BITS Saints junior is hell-bent to take her game to the next level.

Hunt enjoyed a solid season with the Lions and was one of the team's best players in the grand final which was won by the Adelaide Crows back in late March.

Hunt has just completed playing 10 games for University of Queensland in the Queensland Women's AFL competition based in Brisbane.

"In the off-season we all had to have about four or five weeks off to let our bodies recover and then we were allowed to play 10 club games," Hunt said.

"It was fun and we went into that season with an open mindset and just wanted to bring what I learned at the Lions at a club footy standard."

While Uni did not make the finals, Hunt has worked on her own fitness ahead of the Brisbane Lions pre-season proper which starts on November 20.

"I have been training at Acceleration which is a strength and conditioning training (centre) and I've been doing that to pretty much get my body right and running technique correct," she said.

"I really just want to come into the season ready to go."

Hunt finished fifth in the Lions' best and fairest and 18th for disposals in the league - a solid foundation and confidence-booster to lift her game to the next level.

"Last year I had a consistent season which I was happy with, but I know that I can do so much more and I know what to expect," she added.

"I have got myself into good nick and I'm feeling a lot mentally stronger which I lacked last year because I was always a bit down on myself about my game."