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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

Collingwood's Darwin Diaries

Last week, Collingwood coaches and staff spent four days unlike any other in their working lives.

They travelled to the Northern Territory in separate groups to meet in Darwin to support a group of 25 12-to-14-year-old members of the club’s Next Generation Academy in the Michael Long Cup.

The team is known as the Barkly Magpies, named after the Region zoned to Collingwood under the AFL’s new program that helps develop Indigenous and multicultural youngsters on their footballing journey.

Each night, a different member of the travelling party logged their experiences and reflections. Some travelled by plane, others by bus. All returned to the Holden Centre with memories that will last a lifetime, and a hunger to see the club’s Next Generation Academy and its players grow from strength to strength in the years to come.

All photos below were captured by the Collingwood Media cameras.

Day One...


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Magpies: From Barkly to Darwin

On Wednesday, the Barkly Magpies, the members of Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy, were an assortment of 25 teenagers from seven rural communities in the outback of the Northern Territory.

By Saturday evening, they had become a team, have learned each other’s personalities, quirks and styles, gelling rapidly to reach the Grand Final of the Michael Long Cup.

While they ultimately fell just short against Essendon’s Tiwi Island-based Academy, the Magpies handled themselves with class from start to finish, and will return home on Sunday optimistic about their football futures.

“It’s something they can take away and make them better people,” Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy coach Wayne Siekman told Collingwood Media.

“That’s the most important thing about these programs.

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The Barkly Magpies assemble before their first game of the Michael Long Cup. Photo: Collingwood Media.

“In...


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Magpies: From Barkly to Darwin

On Wednesday, the Barkly Magpies, the members of Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy, were an assortment of 25 teenagers from seven rural communities in the outback of the Northern Territory.

By Saturday evening, they had become a team, have learned each other’s personalities, quirks and styles, gelling rapidly to reach the Grand Final of the Michael Long Cup.

While they ultimately fell just short against Essendon’s Tiwi Island-based Academy, the Magpies handled themselves with class from start to finish, and will return home on Sunday optimistic about their football futures.

“It’s something they can take away and make them better people,” Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy coach Wayne Siekman told Collingwood Media.

“That’s the most important thing about these programs.

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The Barkly Magpies assemble before their first game of the Michael Long Cup. Photo: Collingwood Media.

“In...


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Read more: Magpies: From Barkly to Darwin

Magpies: From Barkly to Darwin

On Wednesday, the Barkly Magpies, the members of Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy, were an assortment of 25 teenagers from seven rural communities in the outback of the Northern Territory.

By Saturday evening, they had become a team, have learned each other’s personalities, quirks and styles, gelling rapidly to reach the Grand Final of the Michael Long Cup.

While they ultimately fell just short against Essendon’s Tiwi Island-based Academy, the Magpies handled themselves with class from start to finish, and will return home on Sunday optimistic about their football futures.

“It’s something they can take away and make them better people,” Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy coach Wayne Siekman told Collingwood Media.

“That’s the most important thing about these programs.

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The Barkly Magpies assemble before their first game of the Michael Long Cup. Photo: Collingwood Media.

“In...


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Read more: Magpies: From Barkly to Darwin

FIVE games we’re looking forward to

ANZAC Day will be massive, games against Carlton are destined to be blockbusters, and thanks to Neale Daniher and the Big Freeze, Queen's Birthday has quickly turned into a highly anticipated date on the football calendar.

But in an action-packed 2018 fixture, Collingwood Media picks five games out of the box to keep an eye on in the year to come.

ROUND 1
Collingwood v Hawthorn
Saturday 24 March, 7.25pm
MCG
Talk about two sides desperate to kick off the year on the right note.

For the first time in 12 years, neither Collingwood nor Hawthorn took part in September action in 2017.

So for that reason, among others, the intensity under the bright MCG lights will be at fever pitch when our season kicks off against the Hawks on Saturday 24 March.

Honours were split last season against the men in brown and gold. We drew first blood, with an 18-point victory in round 9, as Scott Pendlebury ran...


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FIVE games we’re looking forward to

ANZAC Day will be massive, games against Carlton are destined to be blockbusters, and thanks to Neale Daniher and the Big Freeze, Queen's Birthday has quickly turned into a highly anticipated date on the football calendar.

But in an action-packed 2018 fixture, Collingwood Media picks five games out of the box to keep an eye on in the year to come.

ROUND 1
Collingwood v Hawthorn
Saturday 24 March, 7.25pm
MCG
Talk about two sides desperate to kick off the year on the right note.

For the first time in 12 years, neither Collingwood nor Hawthorn took part in September action in 2017.

So for that reason, among others, the intensity under the bright MCG lights will be at fever pitch when our season kicks off against the Hawks on Saturday 24 March.

Honours were split last season against the men in brown and gold. We drew first blood, with an 18-point victory in round 9, as Scott Pendlebury ran...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: FIVE games we’re looking forward to

Pies arrive in Northern Territory

Save these dates in 2018 Watch Collingwood's 2018 home and away fixture with each game quickly recapped in one video.

The trade period has finished, the players from all teams are yet to return for the pre-season, and the AFL National Draft is not for another three weeks.

But don’t think Collingwood is twiddling its thumbs on the sidelines.

The club’s Next Generation Academy program is embarking on its next step this week, as staff from across the club, led by AFL Women’s and Next Generation Academy coach Wayne Siekman, head to the Northern Territory for the Michael Long Cup.

The competition sees under-14 players from regions across the Territory meet in Darwin to play in a lightening premiership this coming Friday and Saturday.

Siekman, who leads the club’s Next Generation Academy, will coach a Collingwood team made up of several 12-to-14-year-old footballers from across the Northern...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Pies arrive in Northern Territory

Pies arrive in Northern Territory

Save these dates in 2018 Watch Collingwood's 2018 home and away fixture with each game quickly recapped in one video.

The trade period has finished, the players from all teams are yet to return for the pre-season, and the AFL National Draft is not for another three weeks.

But don’t think Collingwood is twiddling its thumbs on the sidelines.

The club’s Next Generation Academy program is embarking on its next step this week, as staff from across the club, led by AFL Women’s and Next Generation Academy coach Wayne Siekman, head to the Northern Territory for the Michael Long Cup.

The competition sees under-14 players from regions across the Territory meet in Darwin to play in a lightening premiership this coming Friday and Saturday.

Siekman, who leads the club’s Next Generation Academy, will coach a Collingwood team made up of several 12-to-14-year-old footballers from across the Northern...


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Read more: Pies arrive in Northern Territory

What the fixture means for you

Trade: Watch Sam Murray's highlights Sydney defender Sam Murray will join Collingwood in season 2018. Watch the former Wodonga junior's best highlights from his second season with the Swans' NEAFL team in 2017.

Who are we playing?

Where will we travel?

How many finalists are we up against?

Where can I watch?

Fear not, Collingwood Media has the story behind the 2018 fixture covered.

Collingwood’s 2018 fixture
23 rounds. 22 games. 1 bye. 144 days until the season gets underway against Hawthorn under lights on a Saturday night at the MCG.

What does it mean for supporters?
In 2018, there is a wide range of benefits to becoming a Collingwood member and sharing the ride with us.

Bring a friend for free
All Collingwood members will be able to bring a friend for free in 2018 to a home game at the MCG of their choice (excluding ANZAC Day).

The free ticket will be a general admission...


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What the fixture means for you

Trade: Watch Sam Murray's highlights Sydney defender Sam Murray will join Collingwood in season 2018. Watch the former Wodonga junior's best highlights from his second season with the Swans' NEAFL team in 2017.

Who are we playing?

Where will we travel?

How many finalists are we up against?

Where can I watch?

Fear not, Collingwood Media has the story behind the 2018 fixture covered.

Collingwood’s 2018 fixture
23 rounds. 22 games. 1 bye. 144 days until the season gets underway against Hawthorn under lights on a Saturday night at the MCG.

What does it mean for supporters?
In 2018, there is a wide range of benefits to becoming a Collingwood member and sharing the ride with us.

Bring a friend for free
All Collingwood members will be able to bring a friend for free in 2018 to a home game at the MCG of their choice (excluding ANZAC Day).

The free ticket will be a general admission...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: What the fixture means for you

Add the 2018 fixtures to your calendar

Keep track of Collingwood’s every move in season 2018.

Supporters can sync each of the club’s fixtures to their mobile and desktop calendars at the tap of a button.

The AFL, AFL Women’s and Suncorp Super Netball fixtures are now available in Collingwood’s official ECAL account.

How do I add the fixture to my calendar?

Step One
Click THIS link now.

Step Two
Select the fixtures you would like to add to your calendar.

Step Three
Select ‘sync schedules’.

Step Four
Follow the prompts to align the fixtures to your calendar.

Step Five
Your Collingwood ECAL journey is complete! You’ll now have every match at your fingertips as we take on season 2018.

Note: Collingwood’s VFL fixture for 2018 will be added to the club’s ECAL account once it is released by the league later this year.

Become a member in 2018
It’s easy to join the Magpie Army.

Our packages are available for browsing right now.

Whether you’ll be at...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Add the 2018 fixtures to your calendar

Add the 2018 fixtures to your calendar

Keep track of Collingwood’s every move in season 2018.

Supporters can sync each of the club’s fixtures to their mobile and desktop calendars at the tap of a button.

The AFL, AFL Women’s and Suncorp Super Netball fixtures are now available in Collingwood’s official ECAL account.

How do I add the fixture to my calendar?

Step One
Click THIS link now.

Step Two
Select the fixtures you would like to add to your calendar.

Step Three
Select ‘sync schedules’.

Step Four
Follow the prompts to align the fixtures to your calendar.

Step Five
Your Collingwood ECAL journey is complete! You’ll now have every match at your fingertips as we take on season 2018.

Note: Collingwood’s VFL fixture for 2018 will be added to the club’s ECAL account once it is released by the league later this year.

Become a member in 2018
It’s easy to join the Magpie Army.

Our packages are available for browsing right now.

Whether you’ll be at...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Add the 2018 fixtures to your calendar

2018 fixture released

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2018 is a year for traditional rivalries at the home of football, with Collingwood taking on old foes Richmond, Essendon and Carlton twice in the 2018 home and away season.

In addition, Collingwood is proud to again be part of its traditional matches of significance on ANZAC Day against Essendon (Round 5) and Queen’s Birthday against Melbourne (Round 12).

The favourable draw will see the club play at the MCG on 14 occasions, including five of its first six matches. The team will travel just five times, the equal least of any club, with no back-to-back interstate matches and only two of these clashes against 2017 finalists.

With home matches scheduled against Victorian clubs Carlton, Essendon, Geelong, North Melbourne, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood members will enjoy big matches in Melbourne.

Collingwood Interim CEO Peter Murphy welcomed the fixture.

“As a total package it...


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Read more: 2018 fixture released

2018 fixture released

1031_FIXTURE_HEADER_620.png

2018 is a year for traditional rivalries at the home of football, with Collingwood taking on old foes Richmond, Essendon and Carlton twice in the 2018 home and away season.

In addition, Collingwood is proud to again be part of its traditional matches of significance on ANZAC Day against Essendon (Round 5) and Queen’s Birthday against Melbourne (Round 12).

The favourable draw will see the club play at the MCG on 14 occasions, including five of its first six matches. The team will travel just five times, the equal least of any club, with no back-to-back interstate matches and only two of these clashes against 2017 finalists.

With home matches scheduled against Victorian clubs Carlton, Essendon, Geelong, North Melbourne, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood members will enjoy big matches in Melbourne.

Collingwood Interim CEO Peter Murphy welcomed the fixture.

“As a total package it...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: 2018 fixture released

Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

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Ben Sinclair played 63 games for Collingwood, after debuting against Essendon in round 19, 2011. Image: AFL Photos.

Collingwood Football Club has today made further list changes ahead of the AFL’s October 31 first list lodgement deadline.

Ben Sinclair has chosen to retire from football, while fellow defenders Adam Oxley and Jackson Ramsay have been delisted.

The club has committed to select Oxley in the upcoming Rookie Draft should he be available.

After playing 63 games for Collingwood since being taken at pick No.62 in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft, Sinclair has chosen to step away from the game at all levels in the interests of his health.

The 26-year-old overcame a series of concussions in 2016 and was ripe for a return before a serious hamstring injury in the club’s first JLT Community Series match against Essendon ended his 2017 season before it started.

Ramsay, 22,  also faced an...


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Read more: Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

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Ben Sinclair played 63 games for Collingwood, after debuting against Essendon in round 19, 2011. Image: AFL Photos.

Collingwood Football Club has today made further list changes ahead of the AFL’s October 31 first list lodgement deadline.

Ben Sinclair has chosen to retire from football, while fellow defenders Adam Oxley and Jackson Ramsay have been delisted.

The club has committed to select Oxley in the upcoming Rookie Draft should he be available.

After playing 63 games for Collingwood since being taken at pick No.62 in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft, Sinclair has chosen to step away from the game at all levels in the interests of his health.

The 26-year-old overcame a series of concussions in 2016 and was ripe for a return before a serious hamstring injury in the club’s first JLT Community Series match against Essendon ended his 2017 season before it started.

Ramsay, 22,  also faced an...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

1026_SINCLAIR_620.jpg

Ben Sinclair played 63 games for Collingwood, after debuting against Essendon in round 19, 2011. Image: AFL Photos.

Collingwood Football Club has today made further list changes ahead of the AFL’s October 31 first list lodgement deadline.

Ben Sinclair has chosen to retire from football, while fellow defenders Adam Oxley and Jackson Ramsay have been delisted.

The club has committed to select Oxley in the upcoming Rookie Draft should he be available.

After playing 63 games for Collingwood since being taken at pick No.62 in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft, Sinclair has chosen to step away from the game at all levels in the interests of his health.

The 26-year-old overcame a series of concussions in 2016 and was ripe for a return before a serious hamstring injury in the club’s first JLT Community Series match against Essendon ended his 2017 season before it started.

Ramsay, 22,  also faced an...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Sinclair departs amid trio of list changes

Gallery: The story of Sinclair

“The game is tough. It can be punishing and it isn’t always fair.”

General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh accurately portrayed the brutal nature of AFL football when describing the retirement of Ben Sinclair on Monday.

A speedy young player, Sinclair arrived at Collingwood in time to see his new teammates rise to the top of the ladder and win the 2010 Premiership.

While the former Oakleigh Charger didn’t debut in time for a call-up on the biggest stage of all, he eventually found his place in the dominant Magpie outfit a year after.

What followed was 63 AFL games cruelly interrupted by hamstring and concussion injuries. Sinclair often showed exciting flashes of potential. He kicked three goals in round 14, 2012, and then proved it was no fluke – kicking another three and earning a Rising Star nomination the following week.

Unfortunately, injury concerns meant this talented...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Gallery: The story of Sinclair

Gallery: The story of Sinclair

“The game is tough. It can be punishing and it isn’t always fair.”

General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh accurately portrayed the brutal nature of AFL football when describing the retirement of Ben Sinclair on Monday.

A speedy young player, Sinclair arrived at Collingwood in time to see his new teammates rise to the top of the ladder and win the 2010 Premiership.

While the former Oakleigh Charger didn’t debut in time for a call-up on the biggest stage of all, he eventually found his place in the dominant Magpie outfit a year after.

What followed was 63 AFL games cruelly interrupted by hamstring and concussion injuries. Sinclair often showed exciting flashes of potential. He kicked three goals in round 14, 2012, and then proved it was no fluke – kicking another three and earning a Rising Star nomination the following week.

Unfortunately, injury concerns meant this talented...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Gallery: The story of Sinclair

Gallery: The story of Sinclair

“The game is tough. It can be punishing and it isn’t always fair.”

General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh accurately portrayed the brutal nature of AFL football when describing the retirement of Ben Sinclair on Monday.

A speedy young player, Sinclair arrived at Collingwood in time to see his new teammates rise to the top of the ladder and win the 2010 Premiership.

While the former Oakleigh Charger didn’t debut in time for a call-up on the biggest stage of all, he eventually found his place in the dominant Magpie outfit a year after.

What followed was 63 AFL games cruelly interrupted by hamstring and concussion injuries. Sinclair often showed exciting flashes of potential. He kicked three goals in round 14, 2012, and then proved it was no fluke – kicking another three and earning a Rising Star nomination the following week.

Unfortunately, injury concerns meant this talented...


Read full article on AFL Collingwood AFLComAu


Read more: Gallery: The story of Sinclair


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