Collingwood's AFLW players have taken the phrase "Magpie Army" to the next level having attended the Simpson Barracks in Watsonia for the team's pre-season camp this weekend.

Unknown to the Magpies, they were taken to the Army base Friday evening where they spent time settling into army life before a 5.30am wake up call on Saturday saw them head out for a 2km run.

Later in the morning, the team participated in a military-style obstacle course that covered over 10km and tested the players strength, endurance and teamwork skills.

After lunch, the group braved a range of water challenges. 

The Pies were both pushed and supported by members of the 4th/19th Price of Wales's Light Horse Regiment as well as the team's coaches. This included Magpie Senior Assistant Coach, Chris Clifton who is also a Warrant Officer Class Two. Clifton's military career spans over 20 years and has seen him serve in Afghanistan. 

Overall the camp was a great opportunity for the group to consolidate the hard work they've already put in throughout the pre-season period and left them excited about what lies ahead in 2020. 

Take a look at some of the best shots from the camp. 

The "crucifix" rope drill was a true test of endurance for the team.

Warrant Officer Class Two and Magpies' Senior Assistant Coach, Chris Clifton taught the team how to march army style.  

The players were divided into three teams where they completed a military obstacle course.

The Pies hit the pool for a range of activities that required lots of teamwork. 

The team with the 4th/19th Price of Wales's Light Horse Regiment at the Simpson Barracks.