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1. Sharni Layton

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Position: Tall utility
Height:
188cm
D.O.B: 6/1/88
Recruited From: Collingwood Magpies Netball
Last Drafted: Cross Code Athlete
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Well known through her netball exploits, Layton follows in the footsteps of clubmate Ash Brazill in playing both netball and football for Collingwood. Finished her 15-year netball career in 2018 and is excited for the challenge ahead.

3. Nicole Hildebrand

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Position: Defender
Height:
165cm
D.O.B: 22/11/93
Recruited From: Melbourne Uni / Brisbane
Last Drafted: Pick No. 18 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 5
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 6.4

The story so far: A medium-sized defender, Hildebrand was traded to Collingwood after 13 matches with Brisbane, including the inaugural AFLW Grand Final. She represented the Magpies' VFLW team during the second half of 2018.

5. Emma Grant

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Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
166cm
D.O.B: 22/07/89
Recruited From: Bendigo Thunder (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 91 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 1
2017 Average Disposals: 6.4

The story so far: Hails from Bendigo, a team she captained in 2016, and will continue as a leader in her role as vice-captain in 2018. Grant has footy smarts, reads the play well and is a true utility. Her bravery was often an inspiration in the inaugural season.

7. Sarah Rowe

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Position: Midfielder / defender
Height:
169cm
D.O.B: 7/5/95
Recruited From: Mayo (Ladies Gaelic Football Association)
Last Drafted: Cross Code Athlete (2018)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Rowe is a star forward for Mayo in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in Ireland and will take part in the AFLW competition during the break between seasons.

9. Melissa Kuys

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Position: Midfielder
Height:
166cm
D.O.B: 12/9/87 
Recruited From: Knox (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 118 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 9.3

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 continue to benefit the Magpies in 2018.

11. 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
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

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.

13. Jaimee Lambert

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Position: Midfielder/forward
Height:
 162cm
D.O.B: 6/11/92 
Recruited From: Western Bulldogs
Last Drafted: Pick No. 5 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games (Western Bulldogs): 6
2017 Goals (Western Bulldogs): 5
2017 Average Disposals (Western Bulldogs): 8.2

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.

16. Katie Lynch

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Position:
Forward / midfield
Height:
179cm
D.O.B: 20/4/00
Recruited From: Oakleigh U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 11 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: A tall forward / midfielder who has excellent game sense and clean hands. Strong overhead and dangerous around goal, Lynch had an outstanding Under-18 Championship series for Vic Metro, winning All-Australian honours.

18. Ruby Schleicher

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Position: Ruck/ forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 16/3/98 
Recruited From: East Fremantle (WA)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 137 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 5
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 3

The story so far: An athletic utility from WA with every recruiter's favoured history: a basketball background. Schleicher played in the opening match of the 2017 season and managed a further four, improving with each outing.

20. Cecilia McIntosh

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Position: Defender
Height:
161cm
D.O.B: 21/6/79 
Recruited From: Melbourne University (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 123 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 6
2017 Goals: 1
2017 Average Disposals: 6.3

The story so far: A physical small defender and fierce one-on-one competitor who was one of Collingwood's best in 2017. 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

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Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
165cm
D.O.B: 22/10/91
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: 2016 free agent selection
2017 Games: 5
2017 Goals: 1
2017 Average Disposals: 4

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. Will be aiming to build on a solid 2017 in the new season.

24. Sophie Alexander

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Position: Forward 
Height:
178cm
D.O.B: 25/5/93
Recruited From: Collingwood VFL Women's
Last Drafted: Pick No. 29 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Alexander joined Collingwood after a successful first season with the Eastern Devils in 2017. Considered unlucky to miss an AFLW Draft call up last year, the forward was picked in the 2018 VFLW Team of the Year.

28. Holly Whitford

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Position:
Midfield/forward
Height:
168cm
D.O.B: 11/2/99
Recruited From: Cranbourne/ Gippsland U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 4 (2017 AFLW Rookie Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: A dangerous small forward and has the courage throw her body around, Whitford has been playing football for more than 12 years at junior level. The versatile Cranbourne product was Collingwood's only pick in the 2017 AFLW Rookie Draft.

32. Georgia Gourlay

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Position: Defender / wing
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 23/3/99
Recruited From: Dandenong U18 / Casey Demons VFL Women's
Last Drafted: Pick No. 32 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Injuries have been cruel to the 19-year-old who has undergone two knee reconstructions in recent years. Gourlay bounced back hard at the end of the 2018 VFL Women's season.

35. Maddie Shevlin

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Position: Midfield / defender
Height:
174cm
D.O.B: 21/9/97
Recruited From: Casey Demons VFL Women's
Last Drafted: Pick No. 19 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Identified by Melbourne during a club talent search camp. Previously in the Greater Western Sydney Academy, Shevlin is a very versatile player who caught the eye with her run and carry with the Casey Demons in 2018.

46. Sarah Dargan

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Position:
Forward
Height:
165cm
Age: 3/2/99
Recruited From: Pascoe Vale/ Calder U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 20 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: Dargan is a very talented and consistent player who has represented Vic Metro for the last three years. As a forward, she is clean off the ground, has a good change of pace and impressive goal sense.

2. Chloe Molloy

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Position:
Forward
Height:
161cm
D.O.B: 6/12/98
Recruited From: Diamond Creek/ Calder U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 3 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: Molloy was the TAC Cup Girls leading goal kicker who finished the season with a plethora of awards as the VFLW Rising Star as well as a joint winner of the TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest and 2017 VFLW goal kicking awards.

4. Sarah D'Arcy

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Position: Forward 
Height:
171cm
D.O.B: 22/8/91
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 22 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 2
2017 Average Disposals: 10.9

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 was one of Collingwood's best in its inaugural season.

6. Jordyn Allen

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Position: Defender / midfielder
Height:
174cm
D.O.B: 6/7/00
Recruited From: Dandenong U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 5 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: A member of the AFL Women's Academy. A medium defender / midfielder with neat skills and excellent decision-making. A strong leader, Allen captained Vic Country in the 2018 Under-18 Championships.

8. Brittany Bonnici

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Position: Midfielder
Height:
163cm
D.O.B: 8/3/97 
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 27 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 9.1

The story so far: Bonnici is a midfielder with a strong work ethic. She wins her own footy and breaks well away from contests, running hard forward to make an impact on the scoreboard. Dedicated and courageous, Bonnici was named vice-captain for 2018.

10. Ash Brazill

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Position:
Utility
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 29/12/89
Recruited From: Collingwood Magpies Netball
Last Drafted: Pick No. 35 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: Currently a Collingwood Netball player, Brazill is an elite athlete with proven knowledge professional sport. Blessed with an amazing pair of hands, Brazill is very clean and makes excellent decisions. She last played football in 2014.

12. Stacey Livingstone

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Position: Defender
Height:
176cm
D.O.B: 23/1/88 
Recruited From: Port Melbourne Colts (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 70 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 7.3

The story so far: A versatile tall who played as a ruck/ forward for VFLW club Port Melbourne, but has made her name as a key defender for the Magpies. Rarely beaten one-on-one and a long kick, Livingstone was one of Collingwood's most consistent in 2017.

15. Erica Fowler

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Position: Forward
Height:
180cm
D.O.B: 8/7/92
Recruited From: Collingwood VFL Women's
Last Drafted: Pick No. 67 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Standing at 180cm tall, Fowler will provide an aerial target in the forward line with the ability to assist Eliza Hynes with ruck duties. The 26-year-old also represents the University of Queensland in the Aon Uni 7s Series.

17. Stephanie Chiocci

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Position: Defender/ midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 6/12/88 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 11 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 1
2017 Average Disposals: 9.7

The story so far: A highly respected leader and brilliant defender, Chiocci has made history as Collingwood's inaugural AFLW captain. Skillful, quick and daring, she provides plenty of drive off half back and through the wins. Will play a key role in 2018.

19. Georgie 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
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: As a Hockeyroo, Parker has represented Australia at both the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. After retiring from sport, she has picked up up football and has already made an impression with her attitude to training.

21. Iilish Ross

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Position:
Defender
Height:
169cm
D.O.B: 21/6/99
Recruited From: Wodonga/ Murray U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 13 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: A medium defender who uses the ball well on her preferred left foot and shows dash from defence. A strong performer in the 2017 State of Origin match with five rebound 50s, Ross was selected for the 2017 TAC Cup Girls Team of the Year.

23. Lauren Butler

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Position: Defender
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 20/11/00
Recruited From: Greater Western Victoria U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 18 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: An athletic defender who has the ability to play one-on-one. Butler grew in confidence playing for Vic Country this year, reading the angles well with her intercept marking and stays composed under pressure.

25. Mikala Cann

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Position: Midfield
Height:
173cm
D.O.B: 11/4/00
Recruited From: Hawthorn VFL Women's
Last Drafted: Pick No. 13 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: A very competitive midfielder who wins her own ball and plays with zest and passion. Her elite running allows her to create numbers around the contest and transition both ways. She was a member of Hawthorn's 2018 VFLW flag side.

31. Jordan Membrey

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Position: Midfield / forward
Height:
178cm
D.O.B: 1/1/91
Recruited From: Brisbane / Gold Coast
Last Drafted: Pick No. 50 (2018 AFLW Draft)
2018 Games: 0
2018 Goals: 0
2018 Average Disposals: 0.0

The story so far: Membrey played five games for the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFL Women's season before being delisted after the Grand Final. She spent 2018 working with Gold Coast and is now set to get another opportunity with the Magpies.

34. Darcy Guttridge

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Position:
Defender/ midfielder
Height:
169cm
D.O.B: 30/10/99
Recruited From: Cranbourne/ Gippsland U18
Last Drafted: Pick No. 9 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 2
2017 Average Disposals: 8

The story so far: An elite talent who stood out at the Under-18 national championships for Vic Country and led from the front as captain. Will provide class, run and ball winning ability, and was named All-Australian U18 Captain in 2017.

41. Kristy Stratton

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Position:
Midfield
Height:
163cm
Age: 26/1/95
Recruited From: Box Hill
Last Drafted: Pick No. 21 (2017 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: -
2017 Goals: -
2017 Average Disposals: -

The story so far: Formerly a long jumper, Stratton turned to football after a serious knee injury. A quality inside midfielder who can also play on the outside, she’s also a player who loves the contest and rarely drops an overhead mark.