It was the year that Collingwood’s AFLW side made their mark in the competition - 2021.
The season ended with heartbreak in a preliminary final at the Gabba, yet there were leaps and bounds made by this team - who were on an upward trajectory.
From here a documentary was born by Digital Content Producer Molly Cosgriff - Here We Are.
Inner sanctum access, raw behind the scenes footage and an eye that can spot a story, Cosgriff was itching to make this dream a reality.
“I wanted it to be a documentary on the grand final but that didn't pan out, so I initially gave up on it,” Cosgriff explained.
“My manager, Luke Winzar (Digital Content Manager) and colleague Alanna Mullan (AFLW Media Manager) then encouraged me to piece together the seasons work and bring to life what was a roller coaster of a year.
“It was an honour to have an opportunity like this and I have to credit the players and coaching staff for allowing me to be that fly-on-the-wall for the season.”
Injuries to defenders Jordyn Allen and Lauren Butler played havoc in the sides line up after that loss to the Western Bulldogs - which will be a feature throughout with special comments from Ash Brazill.
Key components of the documentary include discussions with internal figures such as Steve Symonds, co-captains Steph Chiocci and Brianna Davey, while an external view comes from one of the games most respected journalists, AFL.com.au’s Sarah Black.
See how the season unfolded in Here We Are: