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Beginnings: The Collingwood Football Club was born on the cusp of one of the world's worst depressions in February 1892. Collingwood played its first game in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), the premier football competition at the time, against Carlton Football Club on 7 May 1892. The club won the VFA Premiership in 1896.

Records:
  • * Record attendance: 94,825 in round 4 1995: Collingwood 17.9 (111); Essendon 16.15 (111)
  • * Biggest winning margin: 178 points R4, 1979 (VP) - Collingwood 31.21 (207) v St Kilda 3.11 (29)
  • * Most games: Tony Shaw - 313 (1977-1994)
  • * Most goals: Gordon Coventry - 1299 (1920-1937)
  • * Most goals in a season: Peter McKenna - 143 (1970)
  • * Most goals in a game: Gordon Coventry - 17 goals 4 behinds
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 121,696 for 1970 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
12 Collingwood 22 9 13 0 1910 1998 95.6 36

Join us on our pre-season camp

The Grind Ep3: Dreams realised Thousands dream of becoming an AFL footballer. But what's the moment like when you actually achieve it? Episode 3 of The Grind follows Collingwood's new draftees and rookies as they realise their dreams and take the first steps of their new lives in Black and White.

Collingwood is offering supporters the chance to experience the club's inner sanctum this summer.

The entire 2018 playing list and coaching staff are flying to the Gold Coast for their pre-season camp in January.

This once in a lifetime experience will give you the opportunity to be a part of the Collingwood playing group in every aspect. Wearing full Collingwood training attire, you will join the players and coaches in every training session, or simply sit back and observe.

With an intimate group of only six guests invited to the camp, this incredible experience will provide you with unique...


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The Grind Ep3: Dreams realised Thousands dream of becoming an AFL footballer. But what's the moment like when you actually achieve it? Episode 3 of The Grind follows Collingwood's new draftees and rookies as they realise their dreams and take the first steps of their new lives in Black and White.

Collingwood is offering supporters the chance to experience the club's inner sanctum this summer.

The entire 2018 playing list and coaching staff are flying to the Gold Coast for their pre-season camp in January.

This once in a lifetime experience will give you the opportunity to be a part of the Collingwood playing group in every aspect. Wearing full Collingwood training attire, you will join the players and coaches in every training session, or simply sit back and observe.

With an intimate group of only six guests invited to the camp, this incredible experience will provide you with unique...


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Positive Pies won't copy Tiger blueprint

The Grind Ep3: Dreams realised Thousands dream of becoming an AFL footballer. But what's the moment like when you actually achieve it? Episode 3 of The Grind follows Collingwood's new draftees and rookies as they realise their dreams and take the first steps of their new lives in Black and White.

Nathan Buckley has declared Collingwood won't copy reigning premier Richmond's game plan in 2018, preferring instead to maximise its own talent in a bid to return to the finals.

The overarching theme of the Magpies' members forum on Tuesday night was moving forward and fixing the existing shortcomings following the intensive internal review staged at the end of last season.

Buckley, who is contracted until the end of 2019, said the Pies'  success or failure next season would rest completely on their own performance and attitude.

"If anyone is trying to tell you that we're copying Richmond...


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Schleicher's lucky break

Doco: Our Debut Take an inside look at Collingwood's groundbreaking inaugural AFL Women's league season. From round one disappointment to an exhilarating first victory, each moment is captured as we learn the stories behind this history-making group of footballers and support staff.

If not for two broken vertebrae in her back, Ruby Schleicher would be on a basketball court in the United States, rather than training in Melbourne's summer heat during her second pre-season with Collingwood’s AFL Women’s team.

Schleicher (pronounced Sly-sher) captained Western Australia's under-18 basketball side and was on the brink of a scholarship to an American college, before fate intervened in the form of two painful injuries.

She broke one vertebra playing basketball and then six months later, broke one on the other side while surfing with her mum and aunty in Perth.

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Grundy: Ruck or forward?

Two teams train together Hear from Brodie Grundy and Eliza Hynes as they address the media following Collingwood's AFL and AFL Women's combined training session on Wednesday morning.

Star ruckman Brodie Grundy says he and coach Nathan Buckley met to discuss the prospect of him spending more time forward next year, following speculation he could tag team with Mason Cox.

Grundy and Cox impressed as a ruck/ forward combination in the Magpies' final-round upset of Melbourne, sparking much discussion about whether the pair should play together more often.

It's a training day with a twist: Both our @AFL + @CollingwoodFCW teams are training together for the first time #FOREVER pic.twitter.com/lQ6UWP5wab

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At Tuesday night’s Member Forum, Buckley confirmed the duo would be given the opportunity to do just that next year.

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Photos: Two teams train together

Two teams train together Hear from Brodie Grundy and Eliza Hynes as they address the media following Collingwood's AFL and AFL Women's combined training session on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday marked a first in the 126-year life of the Collingwood Football Club.

More than 60 players joined in the one training session, overseen by the full coaching staff.

The catch?

It involved both the club's AFL and AFL Women's teams, for the first time in the club's history.

Players from both teams trained together for the entire morning, sharing the pre-training meeting, the two-hour session, lunch and then divisional sessions inside the Holden Centre gym.

Collingwood Media has published a gallery of the best snaps from Wednesday's combined session. All photos are courtesy of Luke Henry.

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Brittany Bonnici bursts away, guided by AFL Women's assistant coach and senior full back Lynden Dunn. Photo: Luke...


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Pies host Optus Cup

The Grind Ep3: Dreams realised Thousands dream of becoming an AFL footballer. But what's the moment like when you actually achieve it? Episode 3 of The Grind follows Collingwood's new draftees and rookies as they realise their dreams and take the first steps of their new lives in Black and White.

Gym. Conditioning. Stretching. Football.

Sounds like a normal training day at Collingwood, right?

Well, not quite.

The Magpies spent Thursday morning on the Holden Centre oval taking on Malvern Primary School and St Therese Catholic Primary School in the Optus Schools Football Cup.

The grade five and six students took on their football heroes in the Melbourne sunshine, putting their early pre-season training to a fierce test.

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Photo: Luke Henry.

Draftees such as Nathan Murphy, Tyler Brown and Brody Mihocek made their first appearance in Collingwood colours, and later signed autographs with the...


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Sharrod signs off

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The Grind Ep3: Dreams realised Thousands dream of becoming an AFL footballer. But what's the moment like when you actually achieve it? Episode 3 of The Grind follows Collingwood's new draftees and rookies as they realise their dreams and take the first steps of their new lives in Black and White.

Collingwood premiership hero Sharrod Wellingham will play for East Perth in 2018 after ending his time with the West Coast Eagles.

Wellingham, 29, played 171 games for the Magpies and the Eagles between 2007 and 2017.

A member of West Coast's Grand Final team in 2015, he managed only 13 games this year, and slipped off their list at the conclusion of the trade period.

Famously, Wellingham was a key member of Collingwood's 15th VFL/ AFL premiership in 2010.

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Sharrod Wellingham returns the premiership cup into the MCG change rooms as the players celebrate Collingwood's 2010 premiership.

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Member Forum: Tuesday night

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Welcome to FOREVER A new Collingwood era has dawned, and a reimagined future is on our horizon. Forever your club. Forever our club.

All 2017 Collingwood members are invited to attend the club's Member Forum on Tuesday 5 December.



The Member Forum is an opportunity for members to hear from club leaders as we present the Collingwood Forever Blueprint. Members will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the club.

President Eddie McGuire will be in attendance, alongside interim CEO Peter Murphy and incoming CEO Mark Anderson.

Entry will be granted on presentation of your 2017 membership card.

Collingwood’s 2017 Member Forum
Date: Tuesday 5 December
Time: 6.00pm start

Venue: Glasshouse at the Holden Centre - Olympic Boulevard, Olympic Park, Melbourne



If you’re unable to attend the night, Collingwood Media will provide a summary direct to your inbox in the days following...


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Murphy on the best possible outcome

Meet our new draftees Hear from Jaidyn Stephenson, Nathan Murray and Tyler Brown as they face the media on their first day as Collingwood footballers.

Collingwood draftee Nathan Murphy always dreamed of playing on the MCG but as a cricketer rather than an AFL player.

This time last year he was representing Vic Metro at the national championships alongside much-touted pair Will Pucovski and Will Sutherland.

While Sutherland turned his back on an AFL career to pursue cricket, wicketkeeper-batsman Murphy decided he preferred the Sherrin to the Kookaburra.

The Magpies selected Murphy with pick No.39 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, and had his first training session on Monday.

"At the start of the year I was planning to make the under-19 cricket World Cup team next year so so much can change in a year," the 17-year-old said.

"I've always been in love with both sports but a future in footy...


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Murphy on the best possible outcome

Meet our new draftees Hear from Jaidyn Stephenson, Nathan Murray and Tyler Brown as they face the media on their first day as Collingwood footballers.

Collingwood draftee Nathan Murphy always dreamed of playing on the MCG but as a cricketer rather than an AFL player.

This time last year he was representing Vic Metro at the national championships alongside much-touted pair Will Pucovski and Will Sutherland.

While Sutherland turned his back on an AFL career to pursue cricket, wicketkeeper-batsman Murphy decided he preferred the Sherrin to the Kookaburra.

The Magpies selected Murphy with pick No.39 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, and had his first training session on Monday.

"At the start of the year I was planning to make the under-19 cricket World Cup team next year so so much can change in a year," the 17-year-old said.

"I've always been in love with both sports but a future in footy...


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Welcome to Collingwood: Flynn Appleby

Highlights of Flynn Appleby Get to know Flynn Appleby, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 6 in the 2017 Rookie Draft. Appleby hails from the Greater Western Victoria Rebels.

Rookie selection No.6 – Flynn Appleby

Position: Defender
Height: 187cm
Weight: 81kg
Born: 21/1/1999
Recruited from: Greater Western Victoria Rebels (TAC Cup)

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Flynn Appleby joins Collingwood after an impressive season with the GWV Rebels in the TAC Cup. The defender was named among the best players 12 times in 18 appearances, while also experiencing a taste of senior football during an outing with North Ballarat in round 17 of the VFL.

Did you know?

  • Appleby’s VFL call-up in 2017 came in round 17. The opponent that day? Collingwood. The 18-year-old had 15 disposals, but was unable to help his side overcome an 87-point Magpie victory. Appleby had the herculean task of defending Kayle Kirby, and kept him...

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Welcome to Collingwood: Flynn Appleby

Highlights of Flynn Appleby Get to know Flynn Appleby, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 6 in the 2017 Rookie Draft. Appleby hails from the Greater Western Victoria Rebels.

Rookie selection No.6 – Flynn Appleby

Position: Defender
Height: 187cm
Weight: 81kg
Born: 21/1/1999
Recruited from: Greater Western Victoria Rebels (TAC Cup)

Profile
Flynn Appleby joins Collingwood after an impressive season with the GWV Rebels in the TAC Cup. The defender was named among the best players 12 times in 18 appearances, while also experiencing a taste of senior football during an outing with North Ballarat in round 17 of the VFL.

Did you know?

  • Appleby’s VFL call-up in 2017 came in round 17. The opponent that day? Collingwood. The 18-year-old had 15 disposals, but was unable to help his side overcome an 87-point Magpie victory. Appleby had the herculean task of defending Kayle Kirby, and kept him...

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Welcome to Collingwood: Brody Mihocek

Rookie: Highlights of Brody Mihocek Get to know Brody Mihocek, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 22 in the 2017 National Draft. Mihocek hails from Port Melbourne, via Tasmania.

Rookie selection No.22 – Brody Mihocek

Position: Defender
Height: 192cm
Weight: 97kg
Born: 4/2/1992
Recruited from: Port Melbourne (VFL)

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Hailing from Tasmania, Mihocek has been on the cusp of winning a place on an AFL list for the last two years. The 25-year-old has spent time in the VFL with Werribee and Port Melbourne and played an integral role in the Borough’s Grand Final victory over Richmond in September.

Did you know?

  • Mihocek comes from a footballing family. His father, Jack, spent three years on Essendon’s list between 1976 and 1978.
  • The defender hails from the Tasmanian town of Cooee. He becomes the fourth Collingwood player from the Cooee Football Club – after Ron Kingston (1950-59),...

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Welcome to Collingwood: Brody Mihocek

Rookie: Highlights of Brody Mihocek Get to know Brody Mihocek, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 22 in the 2017 National Draft. Mihocek hails from Port Melbourne, via Tasmania.

Rookie selection No.22 – Brody Mihocek

Position: Defender
Height: 192cm
Weight: 97kg
Born: 4/2/1992
Recruited from: Port Melbourne (VFL)

Profile
Hailing from Tasmania, Mihocek has been on the cusp of winning a place on an AFL list for the last two years. The 25-year-old has spent time in the VFL with Werribee and Port Melbourne and played an integral role in the Borough’s Grand Final victory over Richmond in September.

Did you know?

  • Mihocek comes from a footballing family. His father, Jack, spent three years on Essendon’s list between 1976 and 1978.
  • The defender hails from the Tasmanian town of Cooee. He becomes the fourth Collingwood player from the Cooee Football Club – after Ron Kingston (1950-59),...

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Magpies complete list with ex-baller

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Jack Madgen will join Collingwood as a Category B rookie in 2018. Image: Collingwood Media.

Collingwood’s 2018 list is now complete, with the signing of Category B rookie and former basketballer Jack Madgen.

At 24 years old and standing at 192cm, Madgen is slated to play as a defender who can match up on tall or medium-sized forwards. In his previous life, he was a four-year shooting guard with US college Delta State University.

The Magpies’ recruiting team hope the professional standards he has set in his basketball career can help him quickly adapt to life as an AFL footballer.

“In addition to impressive defensive capabilities, Jack has a huge work ethic and a real willingness to learn the game,” National Recruiting Manager Derek Hine told Collingwood Media.

“He’s mature, professional and will be willing to do extras to help improve his game.”

Born and raised in South Australia, Madgen...


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Magpies complete list with ex-baller

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Jack Madgen will join Collingwood as a Category B rookie in 2018. Image: Collingwood Media.

Collingwood’s 2018 list is now complete, with the signing of Category B rookie and former basketballer Jack Madgen.

At 24 years old and standing at 192cm, Madgen is slated to play as a defender who can match up on tall or medium-sized forwards. In his previous life, he was a four-year shooting guard with US college Delta State University.

The Magpies’ recruiting team hope the professional standards he has set in his basketball career can help him quickly adapt to life as an AFL footballer.

“In addition to impressive defensive capabilities, Jack has a huge work ethic and a real willingness to learn the game,” National Recruiting Manager Derek Hine told Collingwood Media.

“He’s mature, professional and will be willing to do extras to help improve his game.”

Born and raised in South Australia, Madgen...


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'Brody is ready' says former coach

Rookie: Highlights of Brody Mihocek Get to know Brody Mihocek, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 22 in the 2017 National Draft. Mihocek hails from Port Melbourne, via Tasmania.

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Brody Mihocek marks in front of Richmond's Shaun Hampson in the 2017 VFL Grand Final. Image: AFL Photos.

It's taken six years for Brody Mihocek's name to be called in an AFL draft, but he can expect a much shorter wait to make his Collingwood debut, according to his former coach Gary Ayres

Mihocek, a 25-year-old Tasmanian defender, was picked up by the Magpies on Monday with pick No.22 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, after back-to-back impressive seasons at VFL club Port Melbourne. 

He first nominated for the AFL drafts in 2011, following U18 All Australian selection for his performance in the national championships for the Tasmanian Mariners.

But he was overlooked, and then overlooked again, and...


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'Brody is ready' says former coach

Rookie: Highlights of Brody Mihocek Get to know Brody Mihocek, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 22 in the 2017 National Draft. Mihocek hails from Port Melbourne, via Tasmania.

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Brody Mihocek marks in front of Richmond's Shaun Hampson in the 2017 VFL Grand Final. Image: AFL Photos.

It's taken six years for Brody Mihocek's name to be called in an AFL draft, but he can expect a much shorter wait to make his Collingwood debut, according to his former coach Gary Ayres

Mihocek, a 25-year-old Tasmanian defender, was picked up by the Magpies on Monday with pick No.22 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, after back-to-back impressive seasons at VFL club Port Melbourne. 

He first nominated for the AFL drafts in 2011, following U18 All Australian selection for his performance in the national championships for the Tasmanian Mariners.

But he was overlooked, and then overlooked again, and...


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GALLERY: A unique AFLW camp

Watermelons, egg catching, pre-dawn wake ups and grueling training sessions. 

Collingwood's AFL Women's pre-season camp was nothing if not unique. 

With the full squad assembled in the Latrobe Valley, the three-day trip provided not only bonding opportunities, but a chance to fine-tune skill and fitness levels before the grind of the season begins.

Just what took place on the camp? Collingwood Media photographer Luke Henry was on hand to snap some of the best moments.

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Bags packed, ready to go. A new set of training gear awaited at the Holden Centre.

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A key ingredient of the camp? Watermelons. Emma King gets a feel for Team 4's prized possession for the weekend.

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The stage is set at Moe's Ted Summerton Reserve.

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Coach Wayne Siekman calls the shots.

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Welcome to the big time, Chloe Molloy. Our first-round draft pick gets used to life in Black and White. 

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On your toes, Maxy. Premiership captain Nick...


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