“I’ve been on this amazing journey for 15 years and I’m excited to start a new chapter of my life away from netball,” Bell said.
“At the Swifts, the Thunderbirds and now the Pies, I’ve played with some incredible teammates, played under some great coaches and have experienced the highs and lows that netball has to offer, and I feel very lucky to have been a part of this great sport.
“After a few challenging years in my career, I’ve really enjoyed playing netball again this season, and I can truly say that’s because of the elite environment, the support and the people that make up the Collingwood Magpies, so I’m grateful to be able to finish up my time here and at peace with my career as a whole.”
Brown said she looked forward to doing more in her professional life outside of netball.
“I have loved the camaraderie and the competitiveness, but most of all, I’ve loved playing with my teammates and this group that we’ve had here at the Pies,” Brown said.
“During my time at Collingwood, I’ve been able to pursue another passion of mine in my professional career outside of netball, and I’m excited to take on this opportunity with the same tenacity as I’ve done with my netball career.
“I will miss my teammates and my Magpie family, but the time is right for me now to step away and let the next group of young stars shine and take this team forward.”
The Magpies finish their season against Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane on Saturday at 3pm.