Collingwood have officially announced their full leadership group four weeks out from their first round clash against St Kilda.

Longtime captain Scott Pendlebury had already been confirmed to lead the club for the ninth consecutive season with three other players confirmed as vice-captains in a new look leadership group.

Taylor Adams, Jeremy Howe and Darcy Moore will join Pendlebury in the four-man group, down from seven in 2021.

Adams returns for year number seven in the leadership group and his third as vice-captain, with Howe confirmed for his fifth.

Moore, the youngest in the group, joins as vice-captain for the first time after being elevated to the group in 2021 following a stellar 2020 season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Darcy Moore of the Magpies celebrates a win after the final siren during the 2021 AFL Round 02 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 25, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The leadership group, who are nominated and voted on by players and senior staff before being approved by the club's board, are smaller than the seven-man team that lead the Pies last season, with Steele Sidebottom, Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead rounding out the group in 2021.