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Coach: Wayne Siekman

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Previous experience: Dandenong Stingrays U18 (Senior Assistant Coach 2014-16, Assistant Coach 2011-2014, Development Coach 2006-2010); Coach Victoria Metro Youth Girls (2014-2016); Assistant Coach Victoria Country U18 2015-2016; Head Coach Sandringham Youth Girls Academy 2014; Assistant Coach Victoria Country Futures U17 2013-2014; Assistant Coach Victoria Metro Youth Girls 2013; Collingwood Football Club VFL Assistant Development Coach 2008; Head Coach Chelsea Football Club U18s 2004-2005; Collingwood AFLW Head Coach 2016-

The story so far: Thirty-three-year-old Siekman has been involved with the Dandenong Southern Stingrays in the TAC Cup Under 18 competition since 2006. During his decade at the club, he saw many players progress to AFL ranks and held roles such as Senior Assistant, midfield coach, backline coach and forwardline coach. Siekman began his coaching career at the age of 17 with Edithvale Aspendale after injuries prevented him from playing the game. In 2008, he obtained a position at Collingwood’s newly reestablished VFL side as an assistant development coach. He worked closely with Gavin Brown and Alan Richardson, today crediting the pair with helping his development as a coach. Siekman has been the Head Coach of the Victoria Metro Youth Girls side since 2014 and has won two National Championships with his side in three years.

Assistant Coach: Matthew Jones

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Previous experience: Director of Coaching at Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup), Head Coach of Vic Metro U16 (National Championships), Assistant Coach at Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)

The story so far: Jones brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching team. The current Director of Coaching at TAC Cup side Dandenong Stingrays is a level three accredited coach and has over 15 years of experience leading junior and senior footballers. A teacher by trade, Jones will work closely with Collingwood's forward line group in the 2018 AFLW season. 



Assistant Coach: Lynden Dunn

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Previous Experience: 182 AFL games for Melbourne and Collingwood; Collingwood AFLW mentor 2017











The story so far:
 Having resumed his playing career at Collingwood in 2017, one of Dunn's first impacts at the football club was as a mentor to the defenders who made up the Magpies' AFLW team. Working with the team from January onwards, Dunn quickly gained the respect of the players for his open and honest approach to coaching. As a student of the game who has played under a number of different AFL coaches, Dunn will expand his role to a permanent coaching position in 2018.







Assistant Coach: Chloe McMillan

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Previous experience: Collingwood AFLW Development Coach 2017; Dandenong Stingrays Youth Girls Assistant Coach; Victorian Youth Girls representative; Champion Data Operations Manager



The story so far: McMillan was the senior assistant coach of the Dandenong Stingrays Youth Girls in 2016, before joining Collingwood as one of three development coaches for the inaugural AFLW season in 2017. Known as an excellent analyser of the game, she played state football at a Youth Girls level before becoming a coach, and is an employee at the AFL's official statisticians Champion Data. Collingwood AFLW Operations Manager Matthew James says: "her ability to produce statistical data to the group and break down positives and negatives from a game is first class."