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AFLW: Magpies make four changes

Our newest Rising Star Hear from Chloe Molloy, Collingwood's newest Rising Star nominee. The teenager was recognised for her outstanding performance on debut against Carlton last Friday night.

A teenage debutant is one of four inclusions to the Collingwood team that will make history when it takes on Fremantle in the first match at Perth’s new Optus Stadium.

Holly Whitford, 19, has risen from the rookie list into the senior team in the space of a fortnight.

The former Cranbourne onballer joins local product Tara Morgan, onballer Lauren Tesoriero and Jess Duffin in Saturday’s line up.

They replace Sarah D’Arcy, who received a two-week suspension for kicking, and omitted trio Sarah Dargan, Moana Hope and Ruby Schleicher.

“Holly has the ability to be a dangerous small forward and, despite her height, she isn’t afraid to throw her body around,” coach Wayne Siekman told Collingwood Media following the 2017 Rookie Draft.

Whitford played her junior football with Cranbourne before representing the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup Girls competition.

She arrived at Collingwood alongside close friend Darcy Guttridge, who was selected with pick No. 9 in the 2017 National Women’s Draft.

Click here to view all the key match day details as the Magpies travel to Perth.

Saturday night’s match will be the first played at Perth’s Optus Stadium, and will be broadcast nationally via Fox Footy and Channel Seven, through 7mate.

Fremantle v Collingwood
AFL Women's Round Two
Saturday 10 February 2018
Optus Stadium, 4.10pm (WST) / 7.10pm (EST)

B: Cecilia McIntosh, Iilish Ross, Emma Grant
HB: Chloe Molloy, Stacey Livingstone, Caitlyn Edwards
C: Brittant Bonnici
HF: Christina Bernardi, Jess Duffin, Steph Chiocci
F: Lauren Tesoriero, Jasmine Garner, Melissa Kuys
Foll: Emma King, Jaimee Lambert, Amelia Barden
Int: Holly Whitford, Eliza Hynes, Sophie Casey, Tara Morgan, Bree White
Emg: Ruby Schleicher, Kristy Stratton

IN: Jess Duffin, Tara Morgan, Lauren Tesoriero, Holly Whitford
OUT: Sarah D'Arcy (suspended), Sarah Dargan, Moana Hope, Ruby Schleicher
NEW: Holly Whitford (19, Gippsland U18)