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Top 5: AFLW Round One Watch the best five moments from Collingwood's AFLW round one match against Carlton, presented by Collingwood Media and premier partner CGU Insurance.

Game Details
Fremantle v Collingwood
Date: Saturday 10 February 2018
Time: 4.10pm (WST), 7.10pm (EDST)
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
Broadcaster: 7mate and Fox Footy

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Collingwood will join Fremantle in raising the curtain on Australia's newest elite sporting venue, Optus Stadium, on Saturday night.

The venue, located in the heart of Perth, is expected to host the biggest standalone women’s sport event ever held in Australia, with crowds expected to be in excess of 30,000. The anticipated crowd would breaking the attendance record for an AFLW match and easily eclipsing the 10,000 who watched Fremantle’s AFLW debut at Fremantle Oval in 2017.

Gates open at 2.10pm local time, and all Magpie fans in Western Australia are encouraged to make their way to the ground to be a part of history.

Make Me A Magpie Zone

Our new Make Me A Magpie Zone will make its way over to Perth, giving supporters the chance to make themselves ready to uphold the Magpies' name inside the stadium.

At the Make Me A Magpie Zone, get your hands on your Collingwood hero poster, featuring local product Emma King. Supporters can also enjoy face painting, kids activities and buy their 2018 memberships.

The Magpie Me A Magpie Zone will be located inside Gate A, which is a direct gate located near the train station, as shown on the map below.

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Post-Match Meet and Greet

A special opportunity to meet the Collingwood players will be held in the Eastern Scoreboard Terrance on Level Five.

Access to Level Five is via the stairs, lifts and escalators located on the Level One concourse. Best access is located at Lobby 101 or Lobby 107. Customer Service staff and the wayfinding signage on Level Five will provide further direction to the Eastern Scoreboard Terrace entry.

This event will be open to all members and supporters wishing to attend, subject to capacity.

Click here to purchase your tickets now!


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Tickets to the match cost just $2 via Ticketmaster, and include free public transport to Optus Stadium.

Click here to learn more about Perth's public transport system.

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West Australian Emma King is one of Collingwood's AFLW stars, and will be featuring on this week's hero poster at the Make Me A Magpie Zone.


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1. Check out the new digs
A chance to be a part of history and take a look at the new stadium?

We'd love to see that!

2. Getting on the winners' list
Collingwood came within eight points of knocking off Carlton in the first match of the new season last Friday night.

Youngster Chloe Molloy was outstanding on debut, while new recruit Jamiee Lambert showed exactly why Collingwood recruited her with a fine performance in the centre.

The pair, coupled with their new teammates, will be hell-bent on securing the Magpies' first win of the AFL Women's season on Saturday night.

3. Can history repeat?
When the two teams last met, it was Collingwood who triumphed by a solitary point.

Jess Duffin was outstanding in attack, while Cecilia McIntosh kicked one of the goals of the year.

Played in Mandurah, the match was staged in warm conditions, with players of both sides feeling the pinch by the end of the match.

The Magpies will be keen to keep their clean record against the Dockers alive and well.

4. Pies in Perth
Collingwood's two games in Western Australia in 2018 bookend the club's footballing year.

This week's match will be played on 10 February, while the AFL team's match against the Dockers will be played in the last week of August.

It's a fair stint between drinks, so all West Australians are encouraged to get to the game on Saturday night to make sure they get their Magpie fix to start the new year.

5. Entry is cheap
Tickets cost just $2 to see the new stadium light up for its first football match. It's well worth it.

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

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