Cats commit to Brown
MILLIE Brown will become Geelong’s first-ever father-daughter selection with the club committing to taking the talented teenager at this month’s AFLW National Draft.
The Cats have matched bid from other clubs for the daughter of Paul Brown, who played 84 games – including the 1994 and 1995 grand finals – and kicked 66 goals between 1990-99.
Brown is coming off a stellar 2019 season where she was named in both the All-Australian team and NAB League Team of the Year.
She also pulled on the Hoops on three occasions at VFLW level.
“It has been terrific to follow Millie’s development over the past couple of years and the club is thrilled that Millie has the honour of being the first father-daughter selection in our history,” Geelong’s AFLW list manager Ben Waller said.
“After playing a number of different roles in recent seasons, Millie took her game to a new level this year as a key defender with the Murray Bushrangers, AFLW Academy and Victoria Country.
“It was great to then see Millie take this confidence into her three VFLW games with us late in the season, where she looked at home in the hoops.”
Brown, who is school captain at Shepparton’s Notre Dame College, will be among six additions Geelong makes to its playing list at the draft on October 23.
“I feel very privileged to be a father-daughter selection, as not everyone gets that opportunity, so I’m excited to see what will come of it,” she said.
“I’m extremely excited to get stuck into training as it has been such a hectic year with school.
“I can’t wait to get started.”