Woolley joins Magpies' squad

6 months ago

Collingwood Magpies are pleased to welcome goal-attack Julia Woolley to the 2020 squad.

Tash Lewis

Woolley will spend time in the program following the recent news of Nat Medhurst’s maternity break.

The 30-year-old will see out pre-season and will support the squad across the SSN pre-season games and ANL competition.

With playing experience spanning over 22 years, Woolley holds an impressive portfolio of netball accolades.

In 2019 alone, Woolley won the Geelong Cougars best and fairest and the MVP award for the Victorian Netball League (VNL).

Woolley was named in the 2019 VNL team of the year, the third time since 2013.

The mother-of-two and seven-time championship player is a product of the Victorian netball pathway.

Collingwood head coach Rob Wright was impressed by Woolley’s consistent performance.

“Julia is someone who has performed consistently well over the last few years and has continued to get better,” Wright said.

“Her form and the way she goes about her business on-court demanded that we gave her an opportunity at Collingwood.

“She is a high volume, high percentage goal attack – her style compliments how we want to play moving forward.”

Woolley will arrive at the Holden Centre, along with returning teammates, for preseason training on Monday.

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