As the kids prepare to take over the MCG, Craig McRae has named the starting 23 for Saturday’s Round 18 clash against Fremantle.

Brayden Maynard, Dan McStay, and Steele Sidebottom are all included in the starting 22.

Tom Mitchell will start as the substitute.

Will Hoskin-Elliott (injured) and Darcy Cameron (injured) will miss the clash due to injury, while Trent Bianco has been omitted.

McStay will play his first senior game since requiring finger tendon surgery following an incident against St Kilda in Round Five.

Sidebottom returns for the first time since injuring his knee in his 300th game in Round 11, while Maynard is set to play his first game since the Round 16 clash against Gold Coast.


Finlay Macrae, Jack Ginnivan, and Harvey Harrison will be the three emergencies for Saturday’s clash.

This week is all about the kids! Kids aged 14 and under gain free entry to our Round 18 clash against Fremantle. 

AFL Round 18
Collingwood v Fremantle
Saturday 15 July
MCG, Wurundjeri


IN: Maynard, McStay, Sidebottom
OUT: Cameron (Injured), Hoskin-Elliott (Injured), Bianco (Omitted)

B Jeremy Howe Darcy Moore Isaac Quaynor
HB Brayden Maynard Nathan Murphy John Noble
C Steele Sidebottom Scott Pendlebury Josh Daicos
HF Bobby Hill Mason Cox Patrick Lipinski
F Jamie Elliott Dan McStay Taylor Adams
R Billy Frampton Jordan De Goey Nick Daicos
INT Jack Crisp Beau McCreery Oleg Markov
  Ash Johnson    
SUB Tom Mitchell    
EMG Finlay Macrae Jack Ginnivan Harvey Harrison