Essendon VFLW has made three changes to its line-up ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Collingwood at Victoria Park.                        

The Dons will be without Eleanor Cornish, Sian Wilson and Maddy Collier, who exit last week's side, but will see the return of Natalie MacDonald, featuring in her third senior game since round two.                   

Chloe Laan will have a key role to play in her return to the senior line-up, named at full-back alongside Eloise Ashley-Cooper and Cecilia McIntosh, while Krstel Petrevski returns as the 23rd player.                

Kendra Heil, Lauren Ahrens and Molly Warburton make up the remainder of the backline.  

At the opposite end, Felicity Theodore, Monique DeMatteo and Lori Stepnell will line up in the forward line.          

Fresh off her standout 21-disposal performance against the Bulldogs, young gun Georgia Patrikios will lead from the centre alongside Ruby Svarc and Elizabeth Hosking.

Georgia Nanscawen and Shae Audley will line-up as ruck rovers.



Hoping to return to their winning ways, the Bombers will be eager to step up to the challenge as they take on the league leaders.

The last time the two sides met back in round nine, it was the Magpies who triumphed by 20 points.      

The final team will be decided ahead of the first bounce at 12pm on Saturday.

Live match updates will be available via Essendon VFLW’s Twitter.




45. Eloise Ashley-Cooper

29. Chloe Laan

5. Cecilia McIntosh


18. Kendra Heil

46. Lauren Ahrens

11. Molly Warburton


28. Ruby Svarc

44. Georgia Patrikios

33. Elizabeth Hosking


6. Alex Quigley

39. Maighan Fogas

38. Erin Gogerly


41. Felicity Theodore

3. Monique DeMatteo

25. Lori Stepnell


30. Simone Nalder

43. Georgia Nanscawen

13. Shae Audley


42. Alana Barba

22. Natalie MacDonald

17. Federica Frew


7. Kirby Hicks



20. Alexa Madden

35. Marianna Anthony

24. Sian Wilson


10. Eleanor Cornish


23rd player

48. Krstel Petrevski


Victoria Raptis is in the final year of her Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) degree at RMIT University. As part of their strategic partnership, Essendon Football Club and RMIT University are committed to providing opportunities for students, staff, players and the wider community.