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VFL: Williams named on extended bench

Marley Williams is in the frame to play his first match of any kind since February when Collingwood meets Essendon in the VFL at Windy Hill on Saturday.

7:21pm  Apr 24, 2014

Selection: Pies unchanged for ANZAC Day

Collingwood has named an unchanged line-up for the second consecutive week ahead of Friday afternoon’s ANZAC Day blockbuster against Essendon at the MCG.

6:25pm  Apr 24, 2014

Ultimate ANZAC Day Preview

Home and away games don't come bigger than this. Just ask collingwoodfc.com.au's resident Match Previewist.

3:37pm  Apr 24, 2014

Coaching Staff



Collingwood's coaching staff underwent a major revamp at the end of the 2011 season when club legend Nathan Buckley took the reins from Mick Malthouse after 13 years at the helm. In his first season in charge, Buckley was joined by several new faces on an extended 10-man coaching panel. After steering the Magpies to within 26 points of the Grand Final in 2012, the same coaches manned the phones in the box and on the interchange bench at both AFL and VFL level in 2013.

In 2014, former club captain Scott Burns has returned to the Westpac Centre as midfield coach while ex-Fremantle development coach Steve Grace replaces Mitch Hahn in coaching the club's young defenders.

Nathan Buckley


Nathan Buckley, who captained the club in 161 senior games, is now in his third year as senior coach. Full profile.

Ben Hart


After winning back-to-back premierships with Adelaide, Ben Hart is entering his third year in charge of Collingwood's backline. Full profile.

Matthew Lappin


Lappin, a 251-game player for St Kilda and Carlton, is entering his fourth year as forward line coach. Full profile.

Dale Tapping


Tapping, a highly respected coach at amateur and junior level, led Collingwood's VFL team into the 2013 finals series. Full profile.

Tarkyn Lockyer


A dependable figure on the field for more than a decade, Lockyer is now in charge of Collingwood's young midfielders. Full Profile.

Robert Harvey


Dual Brownlow Medallist and former St Kilda champion Robert Harvey is now in charge of Collingwood's midfield. Full profile.

Scott Burns


A one-time captain and favourite son of the Magpie Army, Burns returns after five years as a West Coast assistant. Full profile.

Craig McRae


A triple premiership forward with Brisbane, McRae is entering his fourth season as Collingwood's Development Manager. Full profile.

Steve Grace


A distinguished local footballer and coach, Grace has joined Collingwood for 2014 after working with Fremantle since 2010. Full profile.

Anthony Rocca


Following a 242-game career that included 13 years as a Magpie, Rocca oversees the development of the club's forwards. Full profile.