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Year Awarded: 2002
Sport: Australian Football
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Collingwood Football Club (Australian Football) - 1929

Captained by Syd Coventry, coached by the legendary Jock McHale and containing many greats such as Gordon Coventry at full forward and the Collier brothers, this was the third of Collingwood's four successive premierships. In that year they won the premiership, Albert Collier won the Brownlow medal and Gordon Coventry was the leading goal kicker. The team went through the home and away season undefeated.

Competition
AFL Premiership

Coach
J McHale

Captain
Syd Coventry

Team Members: B: L Wescott, C Dibbs, G Clayden HB: A Lauder, A Collier, H Rumney C: H Chesswas, J Beveridge, P Bowyer HF: F Murphy, L Murphy, R Makeham F: H Edmonds, G Coventry, H Collier R: S Coventry (Captain), C Ahern, W Libbis

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