A proud Indigenous history

Seventeen Indigenous players have donned the black and white. Wally Lovett was the first, Leon Davis was the first to play 200 games for the Magpies and Sharrod Wellingham was the club’s first Indigenous Premiership player.

Others include Andrew Krakouer, Robbie Ahmat, Richard Cole, Chris Egan, Brad Dick, Shannon Cox, Anthony Corrie, Kirk Ugle, Peter Yagmoor, Tony Armstrong and Mitch McCarthy.

Current Indigenous players

Travis Varcoe

D.O.B: 10 April 1988
Recruited from: Smithfield (SA)/Central District (SANFL), Geelong (2006- 2014)
Collingwood debut: Round 1 2015 v Brisbane
Jumper number: 18
Position: Midfielder
Player honours: Geelong pre-season premiership side 2009; Geelong premiership sides 2009, 2011; International Rules Series 2010.

Understated yet ever-reliable, Travis Varcoe beat early season injury to once again be a valuable member of the injury. Geelong honoured him at the start of 2006 by giving him the No. 5 jumper, which had been out of commission since Gary Ablett Senior retired. Selected at No. 15 (by Geelong) in the 2005 National Draft. Hard-working young forward who impressed in his first serious tilt at senior level, playing 18 games. After 9 years at Geelong, Varcoe was traded to Collingwood for the 2015 season.

For more information see Travis Varcoe’s profile