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About our VFLW Team

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Collingwood will field a sixth sporting team in 2018 after being granted a licence to compete in the VFL Women's competition.

Strengthening Collingwood’s commitment to elite female sport in Australia, the addition of a VFLW team means that the club has added four new teams to the Magpie family over the past three years.

The new Victorian women’s side will join the club’s AFL and AFLW programs, the VFL men’s team and the two Magpies Netball squads in donning the Black and White stripes.

As part of an expansion by AFL Victoria, Collingwood was awarded one of six new VFLW licences.

Former Collingwood AFLW defender Penny Cula-Reid is the inaugural senior coach of the club's VFLW side.

Widely recognised as one of the key pioneers of women’s football, Cula-Reid brings over 13 years of VFLW experience to the Pies’ coaching ranks.

After a decorated career with the St Kilda Sharks, Cula-Reid played out her childhood dream when she was drafted to and later debuted for Collingwood’s women’s side in the inaugural AFLW competition earlier this year.

“I’m so grateful for this opportunity that Collingwood has given me to lead its VFLW team,” Cula-Reid said.

“Coaching is something I’ve always been passionate about and I’m proud to be involved with an organisation that continues to drive and develop women’s sport.

“We’re excited to work with some of the best and up and coming female footballers here at Collingwood.”

Cula-Reid will lead a coaching panel that will include a strong presence of female coaches, as the club continues to develop and strengthen its Female Coaching Pathway Program.

The team will share its home games between Victoria Park, the Holden Centre and Oakleigh's Warrawee Park.