Collingwood forward Charlotte Blair is set to make her AFLW debut this Sunday when the Pies host Richmond at Victoria Park.
Alongside Blair, Ash Brazill and Tarni Brown are also set to return to the squad, while the Pies will be without Ruby Schleicher who will miss the remainder of the season through a posterior cruciate ligament injury.
Blair will debut after being drafted by Collingwood with Pick 56 in the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft. The forward played junior football for both Devon Meadows and Cranbourne, before playing at Under 18 level for the Dandenong Stingrays, VFLW for the Casey Demons and at representative level for Vic Country.
The 19-year-old averaged 11.95 disposals across her three seasons in the NAB League for Dandenong Stingrays and was selected for the Vic Country Under 18 side on multiple occasions.
Brazill returns to the side following a hamstring injury sustained in Collingwood’s Round Seven victory over Carlton.
Brown will play her first game since Round Four.
Sunday’s clash marks the AFLW’s Pride Round, with Victoria Park transforming into a festival of pride fun featuring DJ’s, the 2023 AFL Premiership Cup, food trucks and more! You can learn more in our gameday hub.
NAB AFLW Round Ten
Collingwood V Richmond
Sunday November 5, 3.05pm
Victoria Park – Wurundjeri
In: Charlotte Blair (Debut), Ash Brazill, Tarni Brown
Out: Ruby Schleicher (knee)
|COLLINGWOOD v RICHMOND|
|B||Sophie Casey||Stacey Livingstone|
|HB||Jordyn Allen||Lauren Brazzale||Ashleigh Brazill|
|C||Sarah Rowe||Mikala Cann||Tarni White|
|HF||Eliza James||Grace Campbell||Charlotte Blair|
|F||Nell Morris-Dalton||Tarni Brown|
|R||Sabrina Fredrick||Brianna Davey||Aishling Sheridan|
|INT||Eleri Morris||Emily Smith||Brittany Bonnici|
|Erica Fowler||Sarah Sansonetti||Charlotte Taylor|
|Joanna Lin||Imogen Evans|