Who’s in the team?

Our Magpie Community Football Team consists of people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Players join the team for support, connection, and a sense of belonging and credit the program for its ability to deliver that and more.

Each matchday, 25 players will make up the squad with the squad continuously rotating as people join the program throughout the year. All players are over the age of 16 with no age limit on players.


What about the coach?

YSAS Team Leader, Shane Williams will continue to coach the team with multiple years of experience heading the program. Shane will again be supported by former North Melbourne and Collingwood Football star Daniel Wells in an assistant coaching role, bringing a multitude of AFL experience for the players to learn from.


Who will lead the team?

Longstanding captain Julian Brooks will lead the team once again in 2023.


Who do we play?

The Reclink Premiership comprises of 14 teams located across Victoria.

The Pies will kick off their season on Wednesday, 5th of April against the Wynbay Bulldogs at Soldiers Reserve in Werribee.

Moving into the cooler months, there will be a home game at Victoria Park on Wednesday 14th June at 12pm against Port Melbourne. There will be a community BBQ during the game for all in attendance. 

You can view the full 2023 Reclink fixture here.


Can I attend?

YES! Entry is free and the fixture will be posted on the Magpies Community Instagram outlining the month ahead.


How are the team placed?

Coming off a very impressive grand final win in 2022, the Magpie Community Football Team is in a great position to start their 2023 campaign in strong fashion. With the group beginning pre-season earlier than usual and the experience of our coaching team, the players are ready to hit the ground running in Round 1.


How do I stay in touch?

For all the latest news, follow our Collingwood FC Instagram and Twitter accounts.


Recent updates!

A recent highlight for the Magpie Community Football Team was being involved in the match day experiences at Sir Doug Nicholls Round. The team itself remains undefeated and players are striving to improve on and off the field, soaking up all of the opportunities the program provides. With a solid start to the 2023 season, the squad looks in peak condition to take out the premiership once again.