Davey, Chiocci named Magpies AFLW skippers

Brianna Davey has been named co-captain with Steph Chiocci of Collingwood's AFLW team.
Brianna Davey has been named co-captain with Steph Chiocci of Collingwood's AFLW team.

Brianna Davey has been named co-captain of Collingwood's AFLW 2021 team alongside Steph Chiocci.

Davey will skipper the black and white for the first time while Chiocci will be at the helm for a fifth term.

Former Australian netball captain Sharni Layton has been named vice-captain.

Layton, who won Collingwood's Players' Player award, also earned All-Australian selection for her breakout year in the ruck.

Collingwood's GM of Women's Sport, Jane Woodlands-Thompson, said the combined skillset of the three leaders offers great experience and balance to the squad.

"As our foundation captain Steph has proven to be an exceptional ambassador for Collingwood and is highly regarded by the players and staff," Woodlands-Thompson said.

"Bri is known as an elite on-field leader who brings a skillset to complement that of Steph's.

"Sharni's prior experience as a leader of an elite sporting code made her the ideal candidate for the vice-captaincy position."

Australian Associated Press