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Chronology

16 March 2016 - Collingwood CEO Gary Pert tells Foxtel the club is well prepared to have a women's team in the new national competition

8 April 2016 - Collingwood appoints elite women's footballer Meg Hutchins as its Women's Football Operations Manager. In doing som the club became the AFL's first to provide a full time position dedicated to women's football

29 April 2016 - Collingwood officially submits its application to be a part of the newly formed AFL National Women's League

15 June 2016 - Collingwood becomes one of eight clubs granted a team in the new national AFL Women's league, to begin in 2017

26 July 2016 - The club announces the inaugural coaching panel for its women's team. Dandenong Stingrays senior assistant Wayne Siekman became the Magpies' first senior AFL Women's coach, joined by assistants Nikki Harwood, Brendan Major, Harmit Singh and women's football operations manager Meg Hutchins

27 July 2016 - Moana Hope and Emma King become Collingwood's first marquee player signings ahead of the 2017 season. Both Hope and King played for the Western Bulldogs in exhibition matches in 2014 and 2015.

6 September 2016 - Meg Hutchins officially joins Collingwood with a pre-draft priority selection

7 September 2016 - Former tennis player and coach Kate Sheahan signs as a rookie, under a rule that allows clubs to recruit players from outside the standard recruiting avenues. Sheahan's father, Mike, is one of Australian football's most respected journalists

16 September 2016 - The coaching panel is finalised, with Hayley Gossow, Chloe McMillan and Courtney Young appointed as female development coaches as part of the club's Women's Pathway Program

12 October 2016 - The league holds its first National Women's Draft, with the Magpies selecting 19 new players. The first selection was Nicola Stevens at pick No. 6

23 November 2016 - The team hosts its first training session at the Holden Centre

21 December 2016 - Collingwood adds Georgia Walker to its playing list in place of Kendra Heil, who will miss the entire 2017 season due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament

26 January 2017 - The AFLW Magpies play their first practice match against the Western Bulldogs at the Holden Centre on Australia Day, losing by 10 points

3 February 2017 - Collingwood makes history, meeting Carlton in the inaugural AFL Women's home and away match under lights at Princes Park. The match draws just shy of 25,000 people, with the ground forced to close its gates and declare a lock out during the opening quarter. The Magpies kick the first goal of the night through Jasmine Garner but don't add another for the remainder of the match, as the Blues run out 35-point victors

25 February 2017 - Collingwood wins its first match in the AFL Women's competition, breaking its duck in the fourth round of the home and away season. The Magpies won by seven points, thanks to two goals to Jasmine Garner and strong performances from Alicia Eva and Meg Hutchins. The result was soured by the season-ending knee injury suffered by Kate Sheahan

14 March 2017 - Twenty-year-old Brittany Bonnici becomes the first Magpie to receive an AFL Women's Rising Star nomination

19 March 2017 - The Magpies' first AFL Women's season comes to an end with a 24-point loss to Adelaide at the Holden Centre

29 March 2017 - Star players Emma King and Nicola Stevens are named in the AFL Women's competition's inaugural All-Australian team. Stevens also claims the team's first best-and-fairest award, finishing ahead of Alicia Eva (second) and Jessica Cameron (third). Eva also wins the Players' Player Award, while Moana Hope ends the season atop the team's goal kicking leaderboard

23 May 2017 - The Magpies sign Australian Hockeyroo and Olympic Games representative Georgie Parker and secure Western Bulldog Jamiee Lambert

5 August 2017 - A new-look coaching panel is appointed to assist Wayne Siekman, including AFL Magpie Lynden Dunn, former Hawthorn and Carlton player Daniel Harford and Dandenong Stingrays Director of Coaching Matthew Jones. Chloe McMillan remains as a Development Coach

11 October 2017 - Collingwood secures a license to field a team in the VFL Women's competition in 2018. Former AFLW Magpie Penny Cula-Reid is announced as the team's coach

18 October 2017 - Another group of Magpies are added to the playing list via the National Women's Draft, including junior star Chloe Molloy, who is secured with selection No. 3. Molloy's uncle, Jarrod, played for the club between 2001 and 2003

22 November 2017 - The club signs its first VFL Women's players, with captain Jessica Edwards and Sophie Alexander added to the playing list a short time after a testing day held on 11 November

17 December 2017 - Steph Chiocci is reappointed captain for a second season, supported by vice-captains Brittany Bonnici and Emma Grant

2 February 2018 - Collingwood falls eight-points short of Carlton in the season opener. The Magpies had a chance to win late but were unable to close. Debutant Chloe Molloy was named the team's best in front of 19,852 supporters

6 February 2018 - Chloe Molloy receives an AFL Women's Rising Star nomination

10 February 2018 - The Magpies make history, facing Fremantle in the first football match played at Perth's new Optus Stadium. The Dockers were too strong, winning by 13 points on a warm evening in the west in front of 41,975 fans

24 February 2018 - Collingwood records its first win of the 2018 season, storming to a 34-point triumph over Melbourne in Alice Springs in round four

18 March 2018 - Collingwood ends the season on a high, knocking Adelaide out of the Grand Final with a 21-point win at the Holden Centre. The match marks the end of the road for players such as Meg Hutchins, Amelia Barden, Tara Morgan, Jasmine Garner, Christina Bernardi, Moana Hope, Caitlyn Edwards, Emma King, Bree White and Lauren Tesoriero, who would all move on at season's end

27 March 2018 - Chloe Molloy's incredible debut season is capped off when she wins the AFL Women's Rising Star Award and finishes second in the competition's best-and-fairest count

5 May 2018 - Collingwood plays its first match in the VFL Women's competition, beating Williamstown by 18 points at Oakleigh's Warrawee Park

11 August 2018 - Collingwood's VFL Women's team plays its first match at the club's spiritual home, Victoria Park. The side loses to the Northern Territory Thunder by 10 points

25 August 2018 - The Magpies secure the VFL Women's minor premiership with victory over the Casey Demons at Casey Fields

10 September 2018 - VFL Women's coach Penny Cula-Reid is honoured by AFL Victoria when she is named the competition's Coach of the Year

16 September 2016 - Collingwood's magnificent VFL Women's campaign comes to an end with a loss to Geelong in the Preliminary Final at North Port Oval. The Magpies bowed out in straight sets after a loss to Hawthorn a week earlier. The result comes at a further cost, with young star Chloe Molloy badly injuring her foot during the match

Collingwood's Inaugural AFL Women's Team
Carlton v Collingwood
Round One 2017
Friday 2 February
Princes Park, 7.45pm

Collingwood
B: Caitlyn Edwards, Meg Hutchins, Stacey Livingstone
HB: Steph Chiocci, Nicola Stevens, Cecilia McIntosh
C: Lauren Tesoriero
HF: Alicia Eva, Jasmine Garner, Sarah D'Arcy
F: Emma Grant, Moana Hope, Jessica Cameron
R: Emma King, Amelia Barden, Brittany Bonnici
Int: Bree White, Christina Bernardi, Sophie Casey, Tara Morgan, Helen Rodan, Ruby Schleicher
Emg: Penny Cula-Reid, Mel Kuys

Collingwood's AFL Women's Honour Roll

Year Position Coach Captain B&F Leading Goal Kicker
2017 5th Wayne Siekman Steph Chiocci Nicola Stevens Moana Hope (7)
2018 6th Wayne Siekman Steph Chiocci Chloe Molloy Christina Bernardi (9)