- Collingwood Football Club (VFL)
Collingwood Names Full name Collingwood Football Club Nickname(s) The Magpies Motto Floreat Pica 2012 season Best and fairest Tom Sundberg Club details Founded 1892 Colours Black White Competition Victorian Football League Coach Tarkyn Lockyer Captain(s) Kris Pendlebury Ground(s) Victoria Park (capacity: 27,000) Other information Official website Collingwood VFL Guernsey:
Collingwood Football Club VFL team, nicknamed The Magpies and often referred to as the Collingwood Reseves, is an Australian rules football team which plays in the Victorian Football League. The team is a reserves team operated by the Collingwood Football Club, which fields its senior team in the Australian Football League.
Collingwood originally joined the Victorian Football Association (which later became the modern day VFL in 1996) in 1892. In 1897, Collingwood was one of the eight breakaway clubs to form the Victorian Football League (which later became the modern day AFL in 1990), and has fielded its senior team in that competition every year since.
The VFL/AFL operated a reserves competition from 1919–1991, and a de facto AFL reserves competition known as the Victorian State Football League operated from 1992–1999. The Collingwood Football Club fielded a reserves team in both of these competitions, allowing players who were not selected for the senior team to play for Collingwood in the lower grade.
In 2000, the VSFL merged with the modern day Victorian Football League. Since the merge, the senior grade of the VFL has accommodated senior teams from the VFL, reserves teams from the AFL, and affiliations between VFL and AFL clubs, in which VFL senior players and AFL reserves players compete in the same team.
Collingwood fielded a stand alone reserves team in the VFL in the 2000 VFL season. It finished 11th on the ladder, and the side at times included the likes of Gavin Brown, Gavin Crosisca, Shane Watson, Stephen Patterson, Ben Johnson, Rhyce Shaw and Ricky Olarenshaw. It played its home games at Victoria Park, with a handful of curtain raisers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In 2001, Collingwood entered into an affiliation with the VFL's Williamstown Football Club, which meant there was no separate Collingwood VFL team or reserves team for the first time since 1918. Collingwood ended its affiliation with Williamstown after the 2007 season, and re-established a stand-alone reserves team in the VFL in 2008. The reserves team has competed in the VFL since 2008.
Geelong is currently the only other AFL club to field a reserves team in the VFL.
The Collingwood VFL team is composed of both reserves players from the club's primary and rookie AFL lists, and a separately maintained list of players eligible only for VFL matches.
The Collingwood VFL team has not had any significant on-field success to date. The team has reached the finals twice, with its best finish a preliminary final appearance in 2009.
Year Finishing position Coach Captain Best and Fairest Leading Goalkicker 2000 11th Michael Broadbridge, Brad Gotch Dean Laidley, Rotating Shane Watson ?? 2008 12th Gavin Brown Nigel Carmody Justin Crow Brent Macaffer Brent Macaffer (38) 2009 4th Gavin Brown Damien Peverill Ryan Cook Chris Bryan (34) 2010 7th Gavin Brown Kris Pendlebury Tom Young Scott Reed (38) 2011 12th Tarkyn Lockyer Kris Pendlebury Tom Sundberg Brett Eddy
Most Games Ryan Cook - 48 (2008-2010)
Most Goals Chris Dawes - 54 (2008-2010)
- Liam Jurrah (Melbourne)
Jarryd Blair - 2010 Danny Nicholls - 2008 Kris Pendlebury - 2010
Since 2010, the Collingwood VFL team has played home matches at Victoria Park, the traditional suburban home ground of the AFL senior team until 1999. Prior to 2010, the team had played its home matches at Princes Park, the traditional home ground of the Carlton Football Club, Collingwood's fiercest rivals in the AFL.
The Collingwood VFL team wears a mostly white guernsey with black vertical stripes on the front and lower half of the back, and a black number. The guernsey is the same as the clash guernsey of the Collingwood AFL team – the AFL team's primary guernsey is the same design in reverse colours, i.e. mostly black. This was worn in its match against Geelong in Round 18, 2011.
The club announced on 10 April 2008 that a sponsorship deal had been signed with the mobile phone retailer Crazy John's to become the VFL team's major sponsor. Crazy John's had been a sponsor of the AFL team since 2001, and its logo appeared on the front and back of the club's VFL guernsey. The club also has a sponsorship deal with sports apparel manufacturer Adidas. In 2011, Blue Star Logistics took over from Crazy Johns to become major Sponsor.
- ^ Bernard, Jonathon (24 August 2009). "VFL Magpies earn finals berth with massive win". collingwoodfc.com.au. http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/newsfeatures/news/newsarticle/tabid/5586/newsid/83318/default.aspx. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
- ^ a b c "Collingwood goes 'Crazy'". collingwoodfc.com.au. 10 April 2008. http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/newsfeatures/news/newsarticle/tabid/5586/newsid/57714/default.aspx. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- Official website of the Collingwood VFL Football Club
- Official website of the Collingwood AFL Football Club
- Collingwood Season 2008 VFL
- Collingwood Season 2009 VFL
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