Collingwood’s VFL Women’s side has welcomed several new faces to its 2021 coaching staff.

Brett Alexander has joined the club as senior assistant to head coach Chloe McMillan with responsibility for the mid-field.

Also joining new to the panel is two of Collingwood’s Coach Acceleration Program (CAP) graduates, Emma Kent and Kim Ledder who will oversee the forward and defence lines retrospectively.

The final addition to the panel is Lisa Roper who will serve as a development coach.

The coaching line up has great knowledge of the game and experience within the women’s football landscape. 

Alexander joins the Pies following three years as a senior assistant with Hawthorn’s VFLW side where he also spent time as the interim head coach at the end of the 2019 season.

Kent has an extensive coaching resume serving as an Assistant Coach for both the GWV Rebels Girls Team in the NAB League and the Western Bulldogs NGA Girls Academy.

Ledder previously spent time as assistant coach of the Oakleigh Chargers girl’s side and has been heavily involved in the Yarra Magpies Junior Football League.  

Roper arrives at the club having most recently served as an assistant Coach with Darebin Falcons VFLW side.

McMillan is excited for the playing group to return to training and is eager to see what this coaching group can bring to the club.

“Both the players and coaches are excited to get back into training after an extremely challenging year for everyone,” McMillan said. 

“It’ll be nice to see the girls back in at the club and they're eager to get started.” 

“Coming off the 2019 premiership, we’re hoping to carry through that momentum with a new look coaching panel which has great knowledge and understanding of the game.”

Collingwood’s VFLW squad will return for pre-season training this week.