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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.

  • * 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

Intra-club live: Wednesday night

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Intra-club: Aish's best Watch highlights of James Aish from his first hit-out in black and white colours in the club's intra-club.


Scott Pendlebury sends Collingwood forward during last year's intra-club match at the Holden Centre.

Tune into Collingwood Media's live stream of the club's annual intra-club match at the Holden Centre on Wednesday 8 February.

The club website, collingwoodfc.com.au, and official smart phone App, will broadcast the match live to all members and supporters around the world.

The coverage will include interviews with selected Collingwood players and officials, and provide you with an inside look into how the players and coaches are preparing for the season ahead.

A list of players involved in the match will be published on the day.

Collingwood Media's Intra-Club Live Stream 2017
Date: Wednesday 8 February
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Holden Centre

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Magpies in the NFL

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Rocca re-lives THAT goal Collingwood Development Coach Anthony Rocca speaks to Matthew Richardson, remembering his winning goal against Sydney at the SCG in round four, 2000. All footage is courtesy of Channel Seven.

The Super Bowl is a sporting event which captures the attention and fascination of the sporting world.

American Football is rarely played outside the US and despite minor leagues kicking off around Australia, nothing draws a comparison to the sport they call ‘America’s Game’.

"The Super Bowl does generate a lot of interest now," Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury told Collingwood Media on Monday morning.

"A few years ago if you had have said 'Super Bowl' would have asked what it is... but we'll jump in now and watch the second half."

And who will the Pies' players be barracking for as the New England Patriots clash with the Atlanta Falcons?

"Everyone goes for the...

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Ultimate Preview: AFLW opener

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RAW: Mo Hope press conference Hear from Collingwood's Moana Hope and Carlton's Darcy Vescio as they prepare to open the inaugural season of the AFL Women's competition.


Nicola Stevens is one of the stars of Collingwood's AFLW line up.

Collingwood’s AFLW team will kick-off a historic era in women’s football on Friday night when they meet arch-rivals Carlton at IKON Park to launch the inaugural AFLW competition.

At the Selection Table
Collingwood coach Wayne Siekman told the media this week the club was “on top of the world” after having a full list of 27 players to choose from for the round one game.

Both sides will choose a 22-player squad for the game, with 16 starting the ground and six on the bench.

Recent Form
After a gruelling two-month preseason, the AFLW Magpies played two practice matches in preparation for their first AFLW match-up against the Blues.

On 16 December, the Pies...

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Talking points: A momentous occasion

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Big bumps excite huge crowd Hard tackling and bumping was a highlight of the AFLW opener between the Blues and Magpies


Tara Morgan gathers on the wing and looks down field.

COLLINGWOOD        1.2    1.4    1.5    1.5  (11)
 3.0    4.1    6.1    7.4  (46)

GOALS - Collingwood: Garner 
Carlton: Vescio 4, Arnell, Davey, Jakobsson

BEST - Collingwood: D'Arcy, Chiocci, Barden, White 
Carlton: Davey, Vescio, Exon, Jakobsson, Arnell, Keryk

INJURIES - Collingwood: Emma Grant (concussion), Stacey Livingstone (shoulder), Helen Roden (left leg), Steph Chiocci (concussion) 
Carlton: Natalie Plane (ankle), Nat Exon (corked thigh)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Annie Mirabile, Nathan Toner, Jack Spencer

Official crowd: 24,568 at Ikon Park, Carlton

How about the crowd?
The AFL officially declared a lock out at 8pm, midway through the first quarter. League CEO Gillon McLachlan made an...

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Injury concerns in AFLW loss

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Garner creates history with first goal Collingwood's Jasmine Garner becomes the first goal kicker of the AFLW


Stacey Livingstone suffered an injured shoulder in Collingwood's loss to Carlton on Friday night.

Collingwood AFLW coach Wayne Siekman confirmed five players sustained injuries in the 35-point loss to Carlton at Ikon Park on Friday night.

Utility Emma Grant was first to go down, suffering a concussion in the second quarter after copping a knock from an opposing Carlton player.

“[Emma Grant] was concussed, which really hurt our run and drive in the middle,” Siekman said in his post-game press conference.

After a courageous smother on the wing late in the fourth quarter, captain Steph Chiocci was assisted off the ground by the medical staff. Siekman revealed the skipper had a cut above her eye from the incident.

Defender Stacey Livingstone hurt her shoulder and will have...

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Match Report: Blue ribbon day for AFLW

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Stephanie Chiocci led Collingwood onto the field in their first match in the AFLW competition.

A scintillating four-goal performance from Carlton marquee forward Darcy Vescio has powered her side to a 35-point win over Collingwood in the first match of the AFL Women's competition in front of a sellout crowd at Ikon Park on Friday night. 

The venue was officially declared a lockout midway through the first quarter, with up to 2000 patrons unable to get into the ground. It led AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan to venture outside Ikon Park to apologise to those people waiting.

The capacity crowd inside the ground was treated to a cracking contest, with the intensity – particularly early in the match – at a high standard on a stunning evening in Melbourne.

The Blues made the early running thanks to three first-half goals from Vescio and took a three-goal lead into half-time, before running away...

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Magpie Millions: New community initiative

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The Collingwood Football Club today launched Magpie Millions, a ground breaking fundraising initiative that will underpin the club’s significant community projects and future philanthropic plans.

Magpie Millions is a first of its kind in Australia, a community-focussed secondary lottery product created to return all profits received by Collingwood to the many welfare programs, partnerships and grass roots activities the club is committed to.

Each week, Magpie Millions players can wager on their pick of numbers of six of their favourite current Collingwood players and the number of a club legend for the opportunity to win $2 million and money-can’t-buy experiences.

Click here to visit the Magpie Millions website.

The weekly draw is conducted under the guidelines and regulations of the Northern Territory Gaming Commission and will take place on Thursday evenings, when prize winners will be...

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Photos: Training heats up

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Sure, the mercury was only 24 degrees as Collingwood's players hit the training track on Friday morning. 

In the middle of summer, with a slight breeze taking the sting out of the February sun, these conditions were perfect.

But don't let the weatherman fool you.

This training session was hot. 

Players lined up and fought over and over for first touch and best position.

One kick during a match simulation exercise went high into the centre square. Mason Cox came from one direction, Henry Schade came from the other. 

Both collided heavily and hit the ground hard. Spectators and players alike held their breath. But both got up and soldiered on. No harm, no foul. 

It was the sort of training session that told you footy's just around the corner. 

And Collingwood Media had the cameras closely trained on the action. View all the best photos from the morning in the gallery below.


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AFLW selection: First team named

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AFLW Redefined: Chiocci Steph Chiocci has loved football her entire life. She now gets the opportunity to not only play on a national stage, but lead the most famous club in the country.


Stephanie Chiocci will lead Collingwood onto the field for its first match in the AFL Women's competition against Carlton on Friday night.

It’s Collingwood’s 125th year, but it’s also a year of firsts.

For 22 footballers, Friday night’s AFL Women’s opener against Carlton will mark their first official match for the Black and White stripes.

AFLW coach Wayne Siekman and his three assistants sat through a 90-minute match committee earlier in the week, and admits the task of fitting 27 players into a 22-person team wasn’t straightforward.

“It was extremely tough,” Siekman told Collingwood Media.

INFORMATION: Everything you need to know about our AFLW team.

“We took a lot of things into consideration, but...

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Buckley: The return of a 'match winner'

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Elliott makes a young fan's day Jamie Elliott had a surprise for one of the many Collingwood fans who flocked to training on Wednesday morning.


Jamie Elliott has the potential to be a "match-winner", according to coach Nathan Buckley. Photo: AFL Media.

Anyone with a passing interest in Collingwood understands how big a loss Jamie Elliott was to the Magpies in 2016.

After kicking at least 30 goals a year for three successive seasons, he missed all of last year due to a debilitating back injury.

Even his coach Nathan Buckley now concedes the major impact Elliott's absence had on the team's fortunes, particularly in the first half of last season.

"It did put a hole in our offence," Buckley told AFL Media.

"He has the potential to be a match-winner or a difference maker."

Buckley isn't one to identify the importance of individuals in a game that relies on each player fulfilling their role...

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AFLW: Taking nothing for granted

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From Bendigo to the Holden Centre, the newest owner of Collingwood’s number five jumper Emma Grant has travelled a long road to reach the heights of women’s football.

It’s a journey the 27-year-old is reminded of every time she hops in the car for the two-hour drive to and from her new club.

Growing up in Gisborne, an eight-year-old, sport-loving Grant became the first ever girl to don her local team’s colours, before being told at age 12 she had to stop playing football due to league rules.

She would later switch to netball, before returning to her first love of football to play with the Bendigo Thunder in 2011, after moving to the regional city to pursue her university studies.

And after a career-best 2016 in which the 166cm utility represented Melbourne in two exhibition games, captained the Thunder (who were undefeated until the very last game of the season) and won the VWFL Premier...

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'Smooth sailing' for key Pie in recovery

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'Smooth sailing' for returning Reid Ben Reid is gaining full fitness after off-season knee surgery. The defender discusses just how close as he chats to Collingwood Media on Tuesday.


Ben Reid remains on track to feature in the pre-season competition

Collingwood defender Ben Reid aims to play during the JLT Community Series as he gradually builds towards full fitness following a post-season operation to repair his posterior cruciate ligament.

The premiership defender began running 12 weeks after the operation and expects to join full ground drills in the next fortnight.

The 27-year-old conceded he initially battled to overcome soreness but he has made good progress post-Christmas.

"It's been pretty smooth sailing so far," Reid told Collingwood Media.

"The first four weeks of running I was getting a little bit sore but from then on it's been pretty good."

Reid played 17 games last...

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Pies 'happy to be judged' on trades

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'Smooth sailing' for returning Reid Ben Reid is gaining full fitness after off-season knee surgery. The defender discusses just how close as he chats to Collingwood Media on Tuesday.


Chris Mayne is one of several experienced recruits to join Collingwood ahead of the 2017 season.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is comfortable with the approach the Magpies took during last October's trade period as he enters a make-or-break season.

He told AFL Media that recruiting mature-aged free agents was always on Collingwood's agenda, irrespective of who was heading up the football department at the time. 

The Magpies secured 31-year-old North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells and 28-year-old Docker Chris Mayne, offering long-term contracts to the free agents.

Melbourne defender Lynden Dunn and young Giants forward Will Hoskin-Elliott also joined the club.

The Magpies were also temporarily...

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Fit Scharenberg an 'exciting' prospect for Pies

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'Smooth sailing' for returning Reid Ben Reid is gaining full fitness after off-season knee surgery. The defender discusses just how close as he chats to Collingwood Media on Tuesday.


Matthew Scharenberg is fit and ready to play in pre-season comp.

Luckless Magpie Matthew Scharenberg is on track to resume his career in the JLT Community Series after missing last year due to a knee reconstruction.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told AFL Media the club was excited by what the 21-year-old might eventually add to the line-up but he would be given plenty of time to settle back into playing football.

"Our expectations are really tempered by the fact he's only just getting some clear air now," Buckley said.

"He has had a wretched run but he has been able to get back on par. He has had no hiccups through pre-season.

"He has put a good fitness block in and he is probably in a position now...

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AFLW: Your season preview

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AFLW Redefined: Chiocci Steph Chiocci has loved football her entire life. She now gets the opportunity to not only play on a national stage, but lead the most famous club in the country.

The buzz surrounding the AFLW’s debut season couldn’t be bigger, and a fit and firing Collingwood squad will make history when they battle arch rivals Carlton in the league’s first ever match on Friday 3 February at Ikon park.  

After a gruelling pre-season and an Australia Day practice match against the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood’s AFLW team is raring to go.

On the eve of the new season, Collingwood Media gives you a look at what lies ahead for the Collingwood AFLW side.

The Team

The Collingwood Football Club has 27 new footballers at the Holden Centre this year. Throughout the squad is a diverse and exciting mixture of experience, youth and fresh talent.

The forward-50 will feature one the most...

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Pre-season tickets on sale

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Umpires help us stay ahead Collingwood invited two AFL umpires to join an intra-club scrimmage at the Holden Centre on Monday to help provide clarification on new rules in 2017.


Matthew Leuenberger and Mason Cox will do battle again in the opening round of the JLT Community Series

With less than a month until the AFL season begins returns, tickets for Collingwood’s three JLT Community Series matches will go on sale this week.

The Magpies will take to Etihad Stadium for the series’ opener against Essendon, before heading west to descend on Western Australia. Collingwood's AFL and AFLW sides will be travelling together in the lead-up to their respective matches in Mandurah’s Rushton Park, which is about an hour’s drive south of Perth.

It’s a doubleheader, with the AFLW players taking on Fremantle. The AFL side’s match will follow, which is also against the Dockers.

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Young Magpie sidelined by illness

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Brown follows in the footsteps Hear from Callum Brown as he reflects on his first week as a Magpie. Brown was drafted with pick No. 30 in the 2016 National Draft.


Callum Brown joined Collingwood with pick No. 30 in the 2016 National Draft.

One of Collingwood’s brightest young prospects has had his pre-season stalled by illness.

Callum Brown, the club’s second selection in the 2016 National Draft, is suffering from glandular fever.

He is likely to spend the coming weeks on the sidelines as he recovers and returns to full health.

“Callum had a sore throat late last week and struggled a bit through training,” General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh explained.

“He was subsequently diagnosed over the weekend and has returned a verdict of glandular fever.

“He will be away from the club at least for the whole week and then once his bloods have returned and he’s feeling back to normal and OK,...

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Ready for the big stage

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AFLW Redefined: Chiocci Steph Chiocci has loved football her entire life. She now gets the opportunity to not only play on a national stage, but lead the most famous club in the country.

A place in AFL Women's history beckons for Collingwood, and coach Wayne Siekman says the Magpies are ready for the big stage.

Collingwood takes on Carlton in the first match of the new AFLW competition at Princes Park on Friday night, with between 10,000 and 20,000 fans expected to turn out to witness the historic event.

Siekman says his team will have no excuses against the Blues, having come off an excellent preparation and with a full squad of fit players to select from.

"These amazing athletes have been waiting a long time for this opportunity to come," Siekman told reporters on Monday.

Lot of interest in @CollingwoodFCW leading into Friday's historic match. @sambo54111 kicks off our week of...

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Wells' preparations continue to build

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Fans review open training There were hundreds of interested onlookers at Collingwood's open training session on Wednesday morning. Collingwood Media caught up with a few to determine which player impressed the most on the track.


Daniel Wells is "tracking really well" according to Collingwood GM of Football Geoff Walsh. Photo: AFL Media.

Daniel Wells is building fitness on the field and “tracking really well” as pre-season training begins to draw to a conclusion.

Collingwood’s General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh passed the verdict on Wells after watching him compete in match simulation exercises during Wednesday’s training session at the Holden Centre.

The former North Melbourne midfielder joined teammates for a large portion of drills, including the first half of an intense full-ground hit-out.

“Daniel played some time in both of our match-like hit outs this week and, right now,...

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AFLW: Pies take final pre-season step

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Emma King and Kate Sheahan during a break in play at the Holden Centre. Photo: Robert Keeley

History was made on Thursday night as the Collingwood women’s team donned the Black and White stripes for the first time when they battled the Western Bulldogs in an Australia Day practice match at the Holden Centre.

Despite a dominant display by ruckman Emma King in the second quarter, Collingwood fell short by 10 points against the Western Bulldogs in front of a strong home crowd.

The Pies’ first official outing against another AFL team was fiercely contested, with individual goal kickers Moana Hope, Christina Bernadi and King all getting the scoreboard ticking over in the team’s 3.3 (21) to 4.7 (31) defeat.  

Former Bendigo captain and now Collingwood midfielder Emma Grant was a standout with her courageous play through the middle of the ground, while Collinwood marquee King was influential...

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