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Collingwood President Crisis Continues

F
ormer AFL Lawyer and Channel Nine boss, Jeff Browne, appears to be standing front in line as Collingwood prepares to elect a new president this December. 

Collingwood will elect their third president in less than 12 months, after long-standing president Eddie McGuire resigned from the role after receiving backlash from his handling of racism in the club. 

Browne, who is a close friend of McGuire, has made no secret of his desire to take control of the board. 

Now with the departure of Collingwood’s current president, Mark Korda, Browne is a step closer to securing the role. 

In a letter to members on Thursday, Korda confirmed Browne, along with Renee Roberts and Barry Carp, had been nominated for a position on the board.

“The board welcomes these nominations and the important contribution they can make to the club’s future success and the journey of renewal which the club has undertaken in recent years,” Korda wrote.

“Following the AGM, the newly elected board will meet to appoint the next president of our great club.

“As I have only one season left on the board, I will not be a candidate for the presidency,” read the letter.

Korda informed the nomination period for the election of four directors to the board of the Collingwood Football Club will open on October 15, 2021, and close on November 4, 2021.

The outcome of the election will be ratified at the 2021 AGM on December 16, by the vote of eligible members.