Australia’s Magpies return to NAU

Australia's Magpies

Australia’s Collingwood Football Club arrived for its fifth preseason training in six years at NAU on Sunday.

Last season, the Collingwood Magpies defeated the St. Kilda Football Club in the league’s grand final, earning the club’s first premiership in 20 years. In honor of their championship, Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler proclaimed Nov. 14-28 “Collingwood Football Club Days” in a ceremony held Tuesday.

The Magpies’ preseason training at NAU will include workouts at the Wall Aquatic Center and practices in the Skydome.

Follow the club’s daily activities at NAU as chronicled by Magpies’ premiership forward Chris Dawes in his blog and in the team’s online photo gallery.