Who we are and what we do

The Barrawarn Program is the heart of the Collingwood Football Club’s Indigenous partnerships, programs, activities and events.

Barrawarn is the Wurundjeri word for Magpie.

Developed through the Collingwood Football Club Foundation, the program aims to empower Indigenous Australians through employment and educational opportunities.

The Collingwood Football Club

The Collingwood Football Club was established in 1892 and has since become one of the most revered sporting clubs in Australia. In 2019, the club fields seven teams across football, wheelchair football and netball.

Jodie Sizer


Collingwood Football Club has named Indigenous leader Jodie Sizer as a new board member. A founding partner and co-CEO of PWC Indigenous Consulting, and life-long Pies supporter, Jodie has become the first Indigenous woman to be on the board of a Victorian club.

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Congratulations to proud Taungurung man Mick Harding who is the winner of the 2018 Collingwood Football Club’s Indigenous Guernsey Design Competition.

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Indigenous Guernsey Competition


A world-first men’s behaviour change program was launched today by Dardi Munwurro, in partnership with the Collingwood Football Club and the Victorian Government, in a bid to break the cycle of family violence in Indigenous communities.

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Players and staff on the Koorie Heritage Trust walking tour.

Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Walk

To celebrate NAIDOC week, Collingwood players and staff went on the Koorie Heritage Trust cultural walk.

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Designer Dixon Patton hold up his guernsey

Pies launch 2021 Indigenous guernsey

Collingwood’s 2021 Sir Doug Nicholls Round guernsey features two soaring Magpies in a design created by proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man, Dixon Patten.

The design shows both magpies flying onwards and upwards, with outstretched wings, reaching new heights and possibilities.

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The Collingwood Football Club Foundation

The central hub of the Collingwood community is The Collingwood Football Club Foundation. The foundation was established to oversee the development and management of the Collingwood Football Club Community Centre at Victoria Park, as well as the club’s many community partnerships, programs and activities.

Aunty Di Kerr
& Debby Lovett


NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians.

It’s a week when Australian people from all walks of life are invited to participate in a range of cultural activities and events to support the local and national Indigenous community.

In 2017 Uncle Kevin Coombs visited the club for NAIDOC Week and in 2016 the club celebrated with bush tucker, traditional art activities and quite a few yarns!

Collingwood’s NAIDOC Week activities

Barrawarn Program logo

The Barrawarn Program logo was created by talented Indigenous designer Dixon Patten, a traditional descendant of the Gunnai, Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara and Dhuduroa peoples. Dixon is passionate about Aboriginal art and culture and believes this passion enriches the corporate identities and artwork he designs.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is held across Australia each year to celebrate and build respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians.

This year at the club, midfielder Daniel Wells enlisted the help of former AFL player Daniel Motlop, to organise a traditional Koori feast for his teammates.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to them, their culture and Elders past and present.