Collingwood is excited to announce a number of new signings to its VFL squad for the 2020 season.
Jesse Palmer (Northern Blues)
Originally from Ballarat, the midfield/forward ran out with the Northern Blues for a total of 18 games during the 2019 season, kicking 24 goals. Palmer was named centre half-forward in the 2018 VFL Team of the Year. He also spent time with Port Adelaide, playing three AFL games in 2016.
Cody Stackelberg (Brisbane Lions Academy)
Stackelberg came through the ranks at AFL Queensland club Aspley, then captained the Brisbane Lions Academy side in 2017 and 2018. He is a strong-bodied inside midfielder who thrives on the contest and physical side of the game.
Connor Stackelberg (Aspley)
Has moved south with his younger brother to pursue his football ambitions. He is a hard-leading, aggressive tall forward. Coming through the Aspley's junior programs, Stackelberg made his NEAFL debut for the Brisbane Lions in 2015.
Riley Ironside (Bendigo)
As a damaging left footer, Ironside is likely to be a pillar in the Pies’ backline.
The Kyabram junior thrives on contested ball and winning in the one-on-one contests.
Kaden Schreiber (Oakleigh)
A NAB premiership player with the Oakleigh Chargers, Schreiber is a medium defender who can also play in the midfield.
Vincent Zagari (Oakleigh)
Another Oakleigh Charger, Zargari has earned his position on the Pies’ VFL list through his attention to detail and work ethic. With great skills and ability to read the play, he’ll be a huge asset to the team.
Sam Fowler (Dromana)
Fowler is a crafty small forward who was a member of Dromana’s back-to-back premiership sides in 2018 and ’19. He also spent time playing with the Northern Blues back in 2017.
William Geurts (Dromana)
A former Dandenong Stingray, Guerts was best on ground in Dromana’s Grand Final victory over Sorrento in 2019. He can to play at either end of the ground and also through the ruck.
Sean Downie (Rosebud)
Another Mornington Peninsula lad, Downie won the Rosebud FC best and fairest in 2019.