Collingwood has announced its VFL leaders, with much-loved veteran Jack Hellier retaining the captaincy.

Hellier was been part of the leadership group since being appointed co-captain with Nick Riddle in 2013.

The upcoming season will be his eighth as skipper.

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The other members of the VFL leadership group (made up entirely of players who are not on the Pies' AFL list) are Matt Smith, Callan Wellings, Lachlan Tardrew and Campbell Hustwaite.