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Meet the WAGs cheering on the Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles at the AFL Grand Final

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of fans across Australia will be watching the Collingwood Magpies take on the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a bid to claim the AFL Premiership.

And while more than 100,000 people are set to cram the stands, perhaps the most loyal supporters will be the host of wives and girlfriends who’ve been by their sporting star beaus’ sides through it all. 

Here, FEMAIL looks at some of the women who have won the hearts of the nation’s AFL stars and the lives they live outside of the stadium. 

COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES 

Alex Pendlebury, wife of Scott Pendlebury

Perhaps the most notable WAG to descend on the MGC on Saturday, Alex Pendlebury first gained prominence as the wife of Collingwood captain Scott. 

In addition to her role as mother to the couple’s son Jax, Alex is a qualified nutritionist and health coach, in addition to her string of on-air presenting appearances with both Channel 7 and the Nine Network. 

The glamorous brunette is also a long-time model, signing to Chadwicks before meeting her now-husband in 2007.    

In addition to her role as mother to the couple’s son Jax (pictured), Alex is a qualified nutritionist and health coach, in addition to her string of on-air presenting appearances with both Channel 7 and the Nine Network

Perhaps the most notable WAG to descend on the MGC on Saturday, Alex Pendlebury first gained prominence as the wife of Collingwood captain Scott (centre)

Perhaps the most notable WAG to descend on the MGC on Saturday, Alex Pendlebury first gained prominence as the wife of Collingwood captain Scott (centre)

The glamorous brunette is also a long-time model, signing to Chadwicks before meeting her now-husband in 2007

The glamorous brunette is also a long-time model, signing to Chadwicks before meeting her now-husband in 2007

Erin Jolley, fiancee of Ben Reid 

Describing her passion for ‘food, cooking and the healing power of Mother Nature’ Erin Jolley has carved out a successful career as both a naturopath and nutritionist.

The Melbourne-based partner of Collingwood forward Ben Reid is also a qualified yoga teacher and enjoys posting about her practice on Instagram.

After meeting in their early 20s, the pair became engaged in March and plan to marry at the end of the year. 

Describing her passion for 'food, cooking and the healing power of Mother Nature' Erin Jolley (right, with fiance Ben Reid) has carved out a successful career as both a Naturopath and Nutritionist

Describing her passion for ‘food, cooking and the healing power of Mother Nature’ Erin Jolley (right, with fiance Ben Reid) has carved out a successful career as both a Naturopath and Nutritionist

She is also a qualified yoga teacher and enjoys posting about her practice on her Instagram account 

She is also a qualified yoga teacher and enjoys posting about her practice on her Instagram account 

After meeting in their early 20s, the pair became engaged in March and plan to marry at the end of the year 

After meeting in their early 20s, the pair became engaged in March and plan to marry at the end of the year 

Ashlee Browning, girlfriend of Brayden Maynard 

Despite being aged just 20, Ashlee Browning has racked up more than three years with her partner Braynard Maynard, since meeting during high school in Melbourne. 

Hailing from the city’s leafy Bayside suburbs, she counts Shane Warne’s daughter, Brooke, among her close friends. 

Despite being aged just 20, Ashlee Browning has racked up more than three years with her beau Braynard Maynard (pictured), since meeting during high school 

Despite being aged just 20, Ashlee Browning has racked up more than three years with her beau Braynard Maynard (pictured), since meeting during high school 

Hailing from the city's leafy Bayside suburbs, she counts Shane Warne's daughter Brooke among her close friends 

Hailing from the city’s leafy Bayside suburbs, she counts Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke among her close friends 

Kimberly Ravallion, girlfriend of Adam Treloar 

Eager to make a sporting impact on par with that of her AFL boyfriend Adam Treloar, Kimberly Ravallion is both a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and world champion netball player. 

The 25-year-old, from New South Wales, made her Australian Diamonds debut in 2013 and has since lined up for the Collingwood Magpies netball team. 

The centre-player has also racked up 37 Test caps for the Diamonds and was part of the national team who won the World Championship in 2015. 

Eager to make a sporting impact on par with that of her AFL boyfriend Adam Treloar (pictured), Kimberly Ravallion is both a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and World Champion netball player

Eager to make a sporting impact on par with that of her AFL boyfriend Adam Treloar (pictured), Kimberly Ravallion is both a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and World Champion netball player

The 25-year-old, from New South Wales made her Australian Diamonds debut in 2013 and has since lined up for the Collingwood Magpies netball team 

The 25-year-old, from New South Wales made her Australian Diamonds debut in 2013 and has since lined up for the Collingwood Magpies netball team 

West Coast Eagles 

Courtney Darling, wife of Jack Darling  

Since becoming a first-time mother last year, both Courtney Darling and her centre half-forward husband Jack have spoken about the premature birth of their son, Max. 

‘Having a baby definitely changes your life,’ she told The West Australian at the time. 

The family reside in their native Western Australia and are expecting their second child later this year. 

The family reside in their native Western Australia and are expecting their second child later this year

The family reside in their native Western Australia and are expecting their second child later this year

Since becoming a first-time mother last year, both Courtney Darling and her centre half-forward husband Jack (pictured) have spoken about the premature birth of their son, Max

Since becoming a first-time mother last year, both Courtney Darling and her centre half-forward husband Jack (pictured) have spoken about the premature birth of their son, Max

Emmi Masten, wife of Chris Masten 

A former model turned PR guru, Emmi Masten has been with husband Chris for nearly a decade. 

In addition to her professional and personal pursuits, Emmi caused a stir in 2010 when she starred in a  fashion shoot inspired by what footballers get up to with women.

‘It was a little bit controversial, but they were playing on the whole football stars being in trouble with girls thing,’ the then-21-year-old said at the time. 

A former model turned PR guru, Emmi Masten has been with husband Chris for nearly a decade

A former model turned PR guru, Emmi Masten has been with husband Chris for nearly a decade

In addition to her professional and personal pursuits, Emmi caused a stir in 2010 when she starred in a fashion shoot inspired by what footballers get up to with women

In addition to her professional and personal pursuits, Emmi caused a stir in 2010 when she starred in a fashion shoot inspired by what footballers get up to with women

Lauren Goold, girlfriend of Liam Duggan 

A keen traveller, Lauren Goold, 21, often takes to Instagram to chronical her adventures with and without boyfriend Liam Duggan. 

The proud West Australian lauds herself as a die-hard West Coast Eagles fan, even mentioning the side in the bio section of her page. 

After spending three months in Southeast Asia, Lauren also threw her support behind the region’s politics, sporting a Free West Papua T-shirt in one of her posts.  

A keen traveller, Lauren Goold, 21, often takes to Instagram to chronical her adventures with and without boyfriend Liam Duggan

A keen traveller, Lauren Goold, 21, often takes to Instagram to chronical her adventures with and without boyfriend Liam Duggan

The proud West Australian lauds herself as a die-hard West Coast Eagles fan, even mentioning the side in the bio section of her page

The proud West Australian lauds herself as a die-hard West Coast Eagles fan, even mentioning the side in the bio section of her page

Brooke Parker, girlfriend of Dom Sheed 

After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2016, Brooke Parker has since carved out a career in marketing and later, recruitment. 

The girlfriend of the Eagles’ number 4, Dom Sheed, the 22-year-old is believed to originally hail from Carrarmar, north of Perth.  

After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2016, Brooke Parker has since carved out a career in marketing and later, recruitment

After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2016, Brooke Parker has since carved out a career in marketing and later, recruitment

The girlfriend of the Eagles' number 4, Dom Sheed, the 22-year-old is believed to originally hail from Carrarmar, north of Perth 

The girlfriend of the Eagles’ number 4, Dom Sheed, the 22-year-old is believed to originally hail from Carrarmar, north of Perth 

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