Jodie Sizer

“Jodie has the cultural and corporate expertise, experience and leadership to have an impact across so many areas of the club.”

- Eddie McGuirePresident, Collingwood Football Club

Indigenous leader joins Collingwood board

Thursday 15 February 2018

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.

A proud Djab Wurrung/Gunditjmara woman and chair of the club’s Reconciliation Action Plan sub-committee, Ms Sizer has worked with tertiary institutions, governments, sports codes and major businesses to create meaningful change for Aboriginal people.

Jodie is a Certified Practising Accountant with a strong background in corporate governance and is a graduate of the Hedland Leadership Program and the University of Melbourne’s Asia-Australia New Leaders Program.

Collingwood President Eddie McGuire welcomed her to the board saying, “Jodie, a passionate Collingwood person, has the cultural and corporate expertise, experience and leadership to have an impact across so many areas of the club.”

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“We’re proud to partner with Dardi Munwurro to introduce this pioneering initiative tackling family violence in Indigenous communities.”

- Eddie McGuirePresident, Collingwood Football Club

Indigenous men’s healing and residential project launched

Friday 10 November 2017

A world-first residential 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 alarming cycle of family violence in Indigenous communities.

To support the program, the Collingwood Football Club is providing three furnished three-bedroom houses to provide accommodation for Koori men.

Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire said, “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our club to extend our support of the Indigenous community through the Barrawarn Program, by providing homes and hosting Ngarra Jarranounith at the Collingwood Football Club Community Centre at Victoria Park.”

This is an exciting time for the Collingwood Football Club, the Collingwood Football Club Foundation and the Barrawarn Program, and we look forward to the journey ahead.

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Eddie McGuire, President, Collingwood Football Club

We hope people will visit the site, again and again, to check out new employment and training opportunities…”

- Eddie McGuirePresident, Collingwood Football Club

Collingwood furthers its commitment to Indigenous Australians

Friday 20 October 2017

“We’re really proud to launch The Barrawarn Program website today, to further support the Collingwood Football Club’s work with Indigenous Australians,” said club President Eddie McGuire, this morning.

Barrawarn is the Wurundjeri word for Magpie, and the aim of the program is to empower Indigenous Australians through employment and educational opportunities.

The Barrawarn Program is at the heart of the club’s Indigenous partnerships, programs, activities and events, and the new website brings information about all the work the team do, together in one place.

“We hope people will visit the site, again and again, to check out new employment and training opportunities, the annual guernsey design competition, Reconciliation Action Plan news and everything else we’re up to here at Collingwood to support Indigenous Australians,” Eddie McGuire said.