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Collingwood AFLW Player Profiles

1. Caitlyn Edwards

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Position:
Defender
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 27/6/96 
Recruited From: East Fremantle (WA)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 43 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 2
2017 Average Disposals: 8

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.

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. Christina Bernardi

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Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 7/6/1990
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 132 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 6
2017 Goals: 2
2017 Average Disposals: 7

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. Will form a part of Collingwood's 2018 leadership group.

8. Brittany Bonnici

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Position: Midfielder
Height:
163cm
D.O.B: 3/8/97 
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.

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. Moana Hope

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Position: Forward
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 14/2/88 
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: 2016 marquee selection
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 7
2017 Average Disposals: 5.1

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. A mercurial goal kicker, Hope kicked a team-high seven goals in 2017 and will be searching for more in her second season.

26. Tara Morgan

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Position: Defender
Height:
168cm
D.O.B: 5/1/89 
Recruited From: Western Australia (WA)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 144 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 5.3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Lauren Tesoriero

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Position: Forward/ midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 9/10/86 
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 107 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 5
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 9.2

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. Pushed her way into the midfield and made an impact in the last five games.

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.

18. Ruby Schleicher

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Position: Ruck/ forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 16/3/98 
Recruited From: Western Australia (VIC)
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.

25. Meg Hutchins

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Position: Defender
Height:
174cm
D.O.B: 3/2/82 
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (Vic)
Last Drafted: 2016 priority selection
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 10

The story so far: One of the most experienced players on the list with a 15-year career behind her. An excellent defender and a genuine team leader, Hutchins will again provide courage and on-field guidance in 2018.

27. Jessica Duffin

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Position: Forward
Height:
162cm
D.O.B: 27/6/89 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 75 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 6
2017 Average Disposals: 8.1

The story so far: A forward who regularly kicked bags of goals for Diamond Creek in the VFLW. Duffin (nee Cameron) is equally adept in the air and on the ground. Juggling her time between football and Big Bash cricket, she ran third in the 2017 best-and-fairest.

33. Bree White

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Position: Midfielder
Height:
158cm
D.O.B: 18/12/81 
Recruited From: Western Spurs (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 38 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 1
2017 Average Disposals: 8.6

The story so far: An experienced midfielder who has represented Melbourne in several exhibition matches. Runs all day, has elite kicking skills and strong leadership. Captain of the Western Spurs in the VFLW, White is an important part of Collingwood's outfit.

38. Amelia Barden

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Position: Midfielder
Height:
167cm
D.O.B: 17/4/93 
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 59 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 0
2017 Average Disposals: 9.3

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 was one of Collingwood's best players in 2017.

43. Jasmine Garner

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Position: Forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 8/7/94
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (Vic)
Last Drafted: Pick No. 86 (2016 AFLW Draft)
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 5
2017 Average Disposals: 8.9

The story so far: A centre half forward who is regarded as one of the best marks in the game, Garner made history when she kicked the first goal in the AFL Women's competition. Improved as the year wore on and is one to watch in 2018.

60. Emma King

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Position: Ruck
Height:
186cm
D.O.B: 28/6/94 
Recruited From: Coastal Titans (WA)
Last Drafted: 2016 marquee selection
2017 Games: 7
2017 Goals: 2
2017 Average Disposals: 6

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 a threat up forward, King was the game's best ruck in the inaugural year, winning All-Australian selection.