The dream of playing AFL football will become a reality for Jack Ginnivan and Anton Tohill this Friday night, with the two set to make their debuts against Port Adelaide.
The pair become the Magpies' eighth and ninth debutant for season 2021.
A product of the Bendigo Pioneers, Ginnivan was Collingwood’s first selection in last year’s Rookie Draft.
A medium forward with a high footy IQ, the 18-year-old's call up to the senior side comes after he booted four goals in both games against Sandringham and Richmond in the VFL.
As a third-year Magpie, Anton's debut has been long awaited.
Representing his home County of Derry in the 2018 Under 20s Gaelic Football League, Tohill caught the eye of Collingwood recruiters and was signed as an AFL rookie that same year.
Initially spending time up forward, the 21-year-old has thrived in a new role down back with the Pies’ VFL side this season.
The son of Gaelic football star Anthony Tohill, Anton will become the fourth Irishman to play for the Pies.
Collingwood will meet Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium this Friday night at 7.10pm.