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Pies add veteran defender to AFLW coaching team

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Lynden Dunn of the Magpies in action during the 2017 AFL round 18 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Lynden Dunn will work with Collingwood's AFLW coaching team

FORMER Hawthorn and Carlton midfielder Daniel Harford and Collingwood defender Lynden Dunn have joined Collingwood’s AFL Women’s coaching panel.

Wayne Siekman will continue as head coach, with Harford as senior assistant and Dunn (who had a mentoring role this year), Chloe McMillan (development) and Matthew Jones (director of coaching with TAC Cup club Dandenong) rounding out the team.

Assistant coaches Nikki Harwood, Harmit Singh and Brendan Major were not retained. 

The Magpies' AFLW operations manager Mathew James, a former AFL umpire, said Harford and Dunn would add invaluable experience.

"Their knowledge of how to communicate with and develop players will be an asset," James said.