Collingwood’s AFLW Captain Brianna Davey headlines a series of players to sign new contracts with the Club.

Members of Collingwood's leadership group, Lauren Butler and Mikala Cann alongside Irish cross coder Sarah Rowe, have penned fresh three-year deals to remain Magpies until at least the end of 2026.

The Club’s 2023 Best First Year Player, Grace Campbell has inked a two-year contract, while AFLW foundation players Lauren Brazzale and Davey have signed one-year extensions.

Davey, who made a return from her second ACL injury this season, proved dominant in the midfield averaging the most disposals (19.5) and clearances (61) for the side.

In her first season as sole captain of the team, 28-year-old Davey was named the Club’s Players’ Player award alongside 2023 Collingwood AFLW Best and Fairest recipient Brittany Bonnici and Sarah Rowe.

Since being drafted to Collingwood in 2018, Butler has established herself as a reliable and consistent member of the Pies’ backline across her 44 games. The 23-year-old, who stepped up into a leadership role this season, was unfortunately limited to four games due to injury.

Cann, who celebrated her 50th AFLW game in Round Six this season, averaged the third-most disposals (18) in season 2023 for the Club. The 23-year-old was also promoted to an official leadership position this season.

Coming off a career-best season, Rowe averaged 17.9 disposals and averaged the most kicks (15.2) for the side which saw her finish in third place in the Club’s Best and Fairest Count. The 28-year-old who was drafted as a cross-code rookie in 2018 and celebrated her 50th AFLW game in Round Seven this season.

Campbell, who returned from an ACL injury this season, took part in all 10 games bringing pressure and physicality with the third-most tackles for the side.

Since joining the Pies in 2022, Brazzale has been a consistent performer across her 21 games in black-and-white. The 30-year-old also made appearances in every Pies game this season.

Collingwood’s Head of Women’s Football Jess Burger said she was pleased with the recommitment from this group of players.

“We’re very pleased to have had Bri, Lauren, Mikala, Sarah, Grace and Lauren recommit with our Club,” Burger said.  

“As leaders and senior players of our program, this group will continue to play a major role in leading the playing group and driving elite standards within our environment.

“It’s positive to have retained 23 of our current players for the 2024 season along with the additions of Kalinda Howarth, Annie Lee and Muirann Atkinson who joined us through the trade period.

“With players signing multi-year deals with our Club, this demonstrates their commitment to the long-term future of our program."