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Collingwood AFLW Player Profiles

1. Caitlyn Edwards



Position:
Defender
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 27/6/96 
Recruited From: East Fremantle (WA)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 43 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Young defender from Western Australia and one of only a few to cross the country. Edwards is quick and is precise with her disposal from half back. She has shown her versatility with stints in the midfield and as a small forward.

5. Emma Grant

Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
166cm
D.O.B: 22/07/89
Recruited From: Bendigo Thunder (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick 91 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Captained Bendigo in a season when it lost only one match. Grant has footy smarts, reads the play well and is a true utility who has been earmarked to fill gaps anywhere. Could line up in the midfield or rotate down back.

7. Lauren Tesoriero



Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 10/9/86 
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 107 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A strong-bodied former VNL netballer who played predominantly forward for VFLW club Eastern Devils, where she averaged a goal per game. Tesoriero has a good work ethic and is training had to push her way into the midfield.

9. Melissa Kuys



Position: Midfielder
Height:
166cm
D.O.B: 9/12/87 
Recruited From: Knox (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick 118 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A hard-working and resilient midfielder, Kuys captained and was a stand out for VFLW club Knox in a poor 2016 season for the club. She is an excellent kick and her run-and-carry game will benefit from a strong program around her.

17. Stephanie Chiocci



Position: Defender/ midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 12/6/88 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 11 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Captained the Western Bulldogs in 2016 and is an outstanding leader. Chiocci is highly skilled and provides plenty of drive off half back and in the midfield. Surprisingly, she slipped to the second round of the draft.

23. Moana Hope



Position: Forward
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 14/2/88 
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: 2016 marquee selection

The story so far: The full forward kicked 106 goals for VFLW club St Kilda in 2016, surpassing her previous season-best return of 87. She is a fierce competitor, can kick goals from anywhere inside 50 and loves a celebration.

25. Meg Hutchins



Position: Defender
Height:
174cm
D.O.B: 3/2/82 
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (Vic)
Last Drafted: 2016 priority selection

The story so far: One of the most experienced players on the list with a 14-year career behind her. Hutchins is an excellent defender and a genuine team leader. Coming off a torn meniscus in 2016, she is also the Women's Football Operations Manager.

27. Jessica Cameron



Position: Forward
Height:
162cm
D.O.B: 27/6/89 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 75 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A strong forward who regularly kicked bags of goals for Diamond Creek in the VFLW. Cameron is equally adept in the air and on the ground. She will be juggling her time between Collingwood and the Melbourne Stars in cricket's Big Bash League.

33. Bree White



Position: Midfielder
Height:
158cm
D.O.B: 18/12/81 
Recruited From: Western Spurs (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 38 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: An experienced midfielder who has regularly represented Melbourne in exhibition matches since 2013. Runs all day, has elite kicking skills and strong leadership. Captain of the Western Spurs in the VFLW, White is extremely versatile.

43. Jasmine Garner



Position: Forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 1/1/98 
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 86 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A centre half forward who is regarded as one of the best marks in the game. Garner played with Moana Hope at St Kilda in 2016, kicking 41 goals as a second forward. Looms as an exciting prospect for 2017.

Eliza Hynes

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Position: 
Ruck/Forward
Height:
 183cm
D.O.B: 29/1/92
Recruited From: Australian Volleyball Team
Last Drafted: Rookie listed 2017

The story so far: The 25-year-old joins Collingwood as a second-ruck option after a successful volleyball career. Hynes has spent time playing professionally in Europe, and also representing Australia before turning her attention to football.

Georgina Parker

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Position: 
Utility
Height:
 162cm
D.O.B: 26/4/89
Recruited From: Australian Hockey Team
Last Drafted: Rookie listed 2016

The story so far: As a Hockeyroo, Parker has represented Australia at both the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. After retiring from sport, she picks up football after first playing with the boys during kids clincs in her childhood.

4. Sarah D'Arcy



Position: Forward 
Height:
171cm
D.O.B: 22/8/91
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 22 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Fierce competitor with a strong appetite for the contest. Plays at half forward where her good endurance sees her lead up the ground. D'Arcy kicked 30 goals in 2016 and is will form a formidible combination with Moana Hope.

6. Christina Bernardi



Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 3/8/97 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 132 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Bernardi kicked 33 goals in the VFLW in 2016 as a small forward. She works hard off the field and away from the club, and is developing her endurance to run through the midfield and makes good decisions.

8. Brittany Bonnici



Position: Midfielder
Height:
163cm
D.O.B: 3/8/97 
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 27 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: Bonnici is a midfielder with a strong work ethic. She wons her own footy and breaks well away from contests, running hard forward to make an impact on the scoreboard. She only played at the end of the 2016 season after taking a break from the game.

12. Stacey Livingstone



Position: Defender/ forward
Height:
176cm
D.O.B: 23/1/88 
Recruited From: Port Melbourne Colts (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 70 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A versatile tall who has played as a ruck/ forward for VFLW club Port Melbourne, but will line up as a key defender for the Magpies after developing her skills in the state academy. Is rarely beaten one-on-one and is a long kick.

18. Ruby Schleicher



Position: Ruck/ forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 16/3/98 
Recruited From: Western Australia (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 137 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: The youngest player on the Collingwood list, the utility from WA has a basketball background. She played more in the ruck as the 2016 season progressed, showing rapid improvement and will develop further as a Magpie.

20. Cecilia McIntosh



Position: Defender
Height:
161cm
D.O.B: 21/6/79 
Recruited From: Melbourne University (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 123 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A physical small defender and fierce one-on-one competitor with plenty of experience. She won a silver medal in javelin at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and represented Australia in bobsled in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

22. Sophie Casey



Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
165cm
D.O.B: 22/10/91
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: 2016 free agent selection

The story so far: A courageous small forward who takes solid marks and isn't afraid of the physical side of the game. Casey is clean below her knees and can float into the midfield as well. Is one of six Eastern Devils lining up for the Pies.

26. Tara Morgan



Position: Defender
Height:
168cm
D.O.B: 16/5/89 
Recruited From: Western Australia (WA)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 144 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A key defender and captain of WAWFL club South Fremantle, Morgan is rarely beaten one-on-one and is a good spoiler. She has a reputation as a lock-down defender and has plenty of experience behind her.

38. Amelia Barden



Position: Midfielder
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 17/4/93 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 59 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A strong-bodied inside midfielder who is not afraid to put her body on the line to win clearances. A tough team player who led VFLW club Diamond Creek in defensive acts in 2016. Barden is also noted as a goal kicker.

60. Emma King



Position: Ruck
Height:
186cm
D.O.B: 28/6/94 
Recruited From: Coastal Titans (WA)
Last Drafted: 2016 marquee selection

The story so far: Athletic and influential ruck who has played for top WAWFL club Coastal Titans. One of the tallest players in the competition and can also be a threat up forward. King was the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft for exhibition matches.

Jamiee Lambert

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Position: Midfielder/forward
Height:
 160cm
D.O.B: 6/11/92 
Recruited From: Western Bulldogs
Last Drafted: Pick No. 5 (2016 AFLW Draft)

The story so far: A former Susan Alberti Medallist, Lambert played six games for the Western Bulldogs in 2016. She joins Collingwood as an experienced midfielder who will work in tandem with star ruck Emma King.