Collingwood’s squad for Sunday’s official practice match against North Melbourne has been named.
All six new draftees are set to put on the black and white for their first official hit-out including father-daughter pick Tarni Brown. Former Demon Aliesha Newman is also set to make her first appearance as a Magpie.
It will also be the first occasion Steph Chiocci and Brianna Davey will together lead out the team as co-captains alongside Sharni Norder (nee Layton) as vice-captain.
While the Magpies have taken part in internal match simulation sessions throughout the pre-season, Sunday’s practice match will provide the perfect opportunity for the coaches and playing group identify any areas needing fine-tuning ahead of the season opener on Thursday January 28.
The game will kick off at 11.30am at Ikon Park.
Collingwood’s practice match line up
Sharni Norder (nee Layton), Chloe Molloy, Brianna Davey, Amelia Velardo, Jordyn Allen, Brittany Bonnici, Alana Porter, Imogen Purcell, Stacey Livingstone, Jaimee Lambert, Aishling Sheridan, Erica Fowler, Aliesha Newman, Stephanie Chiocci, Ruby Schleicher, Bella Smith, Joanna Lin, Sophie Casey, Lauren Butler, Sophie Alexander, Mikala Cann, Tarni Brown, Maddie Shevlin, Abbi Moloney and Ebony O’Dea.