Collingwood's two most recent Premierships are being celebrated in this year's exhibitions in the foyer at club headquarters.
The exhibitions focus on the tenth anniversary of our 2010 triumph, and the 30th anniversary of the drought-busting flag from 1990.
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The 2010 flag is the major focus of the displays, as it is the first significant anniversary celebrated since Nick Maxwell and Mick Malthouse held the cup aloft in October of that year.
And it is Maxy who features prominently in the 2020 display, with his jumper and Premiership medal – plus the scarf he was given when standing triumphantly in the crowd after the game – all on show.
The stories behind our magic season are all there: the mind-boggling ball-winning feats of Pendles and Swanny, the brilliant trading strategy that saw us grab Darren Jolly and Luke Ball, Travis Cloke's dominance up forward and the drama of the drawn first Grand Final.
Plus of course there is Heath Shaw's 'smother of the millennium', highlighted not just with Heater's jumper, but also a one-off painting of the smother done by a local artist and given to him after the game.
There are game-worn jumpers, player boots (including those worn by the replay's unlikely first goalkicker, Tyson Goldsack), the match balls from both games, Travis Cloke's famous glove and his Premiership Medal, a coach's jacket and lots of the fan memorabilia that came out in the days afterwards to commemorate the win.
The 1990 flag – the victory that finally signalled the end of the Colliwobbles – is the subject of this year's secondary display.
It includes the ball from the game, Darren Millane's boots, Gavin Crosisca's matchworn jumper and gear, plus a couple of the wonderfully iconic Spicers training jumpers worn on the track during the 1990 season. Plus a great range of supporter memorabilia and merchandise that will bring back plenty of memories – including some cracking 'death of the Colliwobbles' items.
Both displays will remain up for the rest of the year. And there will be more to follow in the foyer space soon, including a new cabinet celebrating women's sport at Collingwood, and another highlighting our featured past player for 2020.
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