In 2017, Collingwood Football Club will celebrate 125 years of the famous black and white stripes.
Officially permitted to play in the Victorian Football League on September 25 1891, Collingwood has gone on to secure 15 premierships, create some of the game's most storied rivalries and produce some of the biggest names from the Coventrys and Colliers through to modern day greats Nathan Buckley and Dane Swan.
Throughout the year, the club will roll out a series of initiatives to celebrate the club's famed history.
- Recreating the club's first ever match against Carlton, to be played in May 2017
- Host a Festival of celebrations on and around the anniversary of the club's first match
- A fixture request has been submitted for a VFL match against the Northern Blues (Carlton's VFL affiliate) at Victoria Park the same weekend
- Special 2017 member scarves highlighting years of consecutive membership
- 125th collectible items included in the 2017 membership packs
- A series of historical features capturing the past 125 years on collingwoodfc.com.au and forever.collingwoodfc.com.au
- 25 September 1891 Victorian Football League (VFA) admit Collingwood Football Club into the competition
- 12 February 1892 Collingwood Town Hall meeting held to gauge community interest in the new venture. The Town Hall was overflowing, with riotous scenes and famous speeches.
- 26 February 1892 Collingwood Football Club's first official club meeting was held at the Collingwood Town Hall to elect office bearers.
- 16 April 1892 Collingwood Football Club played its first practice match
- 7 May 1892 Collingwood Football Club played its first senior match against Carlton Football Club at Victoria Park
- 28 May 1892 Collingwood Football Club registered its first win, defeating Williamstown.