MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Magpies captain Nick Maxwell and coach Mick Malthouse hold the Premiership Cup aloft during the Collingwood Magpies AFL Grand Final reception at Gosch's Park on October 3, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. The Collingwood Magpies defeated the St Kilda Saints to win the 2010 AFL Grand Final yesterday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Collingwood premiership coach Mick Malthouse and two of the Magpies’ 2010 premiership players have been given life membership by the club.

Players Chris Dawes and Alan Toovey join Malthouse as Collingwood life members, as well as club patron, John Laidlaw.

Malthouse, who led the side to its 2010 premiership win over St Kilda, joined the club in 2000, coaching the Magpies in 286 games, winning 163, losing 121 and drawing two.

“I really am humbled because I know what it means to be a life member at Collingwood,” Malthouse said.

“You don’t get chosen unless you have contributed to the football club. When I look back through the ranks of people who have been chosen to be life members of this football club, there are some fantastic names.”

Toovey played 159 games with the Pies, while Dawes played 71 games between 2006 2011, before joining Melbourne in 2012.