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Mitchell Brown

Age: 30yr 9mth    Games: 76     Born: August 28, 1990     Origin: Sandringham Dragons
Height: 196cm     Weight: 95kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 4, Pick #54 2015 National Draft by Essendon Bombers
Supercoach Price: $280,500   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2021   AFL Player Contracts
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Mitchell Brown Biography

Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Melbourne signs delisted ex-Bomber Mitch Brown, locking him on the first day of the pre-season supplemental selection period.

"We are pleased to officially welcome Mitch to Melbourne through the SSP and have him join us as a rookie for this season," Demons football boss Josh Mahoney said.

"Mitch has shown great resilience throughout his career, and is a skilful, versatile player who has proven he is capable of having an impact at AFL level.

"We feel his experience at both ends of the ground and his elite endurance will make him a great addition to our list."

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Brown will train with Melbourne as he seeks to revive his career after being delisted by Essendon.

"Mitch is an experienced versatile tall and has shown that he can perform at AFL level," Melbourne's football manager Josh Mahoney said.

"He is an elite runner and a reliable shot at goal, so it will be good to have him around the club during the pre-season."

Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Essendon delists Mitch Brown.

Brown finished third in the Bombers' goalkicking in 2019, with 21 majors to his name.

The athletic running forward kicked three or more goals on four occasions during the 2019 season, with a match-winning four-goal, 23-disposal performance in a win against Adelaide arguably the best game of his career.

Friday, 26 April 2019
Mitch Brown will be sidelined for up to a month with a fractured wrist sustained in Essendon's clash against Collingwood.

"Pleasingly he doesn't require surgery on the fracture," Bombers football manager Dan Richardson said.

"He is able to continue his running program immediately and will fully commit to his rehabilitation process over the next four weeks to ensure a return to football as soon as possible."

Thursday, 20 September 2018
Mitch Brown signs a new one-year deal to remain at Essendon in 2019.

"I'm excited to sign on with the Bombers, we have an impressive list and I believe we are building towards something special," Brown said.

"I am looking forward to building on the back end of the year that I had and continuing to add to my game."

Monday, 16 October 2017
Mitch Brown, who was delisted by West Coast at the end of 2016, will nominate for the draft after an excellent season in the Victorian Amateur Football Association for St Kevin's.

Brown has lined up in the midfield rather than taking up his usual post in defence and has attracted interest from recruiters.

"This year was the one of the most enjoyable years of footy I have had. I think the midfield role in the back half of the season really gave me a new lease on life," Brown said.

"I have loved my move back to Melbourne and I'm really content with everything if I don't get another chance (at AFL) that's fine. I love my job."

Thursday, 20 July 2017
Essendon signs Mitch Brown to a new one-year deal despite an injury-ravaged season for the 26-year-old.

Brown played four games for the Bombers earlier this season before injuring his ankle against Melbourne in round six.

He recovered from the long layoff and played in the VFL, but suffered another ankle injury that required surgery, putting the rest of his season in doubt.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Mitch Brown's season is in doubt after suffering another ankle injury at VFL level on the weekend which will sideline him for at least six weeks.

"He got caught up in a tackle and the opposition player's full weight went through his ankle," Essendon high performance manager Justin Crow said.

"He's going to spend two weeks off his feet and look to be back training at the six-week mark."

Monday, 31 October 2016
Mitch Brown is free to continue his career with a Victorian club after being delisted by the Eagles.

The 27-year-old, who played 94 games for the Eagles, was an unrestricted free agent and wanted to return to Victoria for family reasons.

"Mitch is a person of the highest quality and we wish him well in his search for a new club," West Coast Eagles General Manager of Football Craig Vozzo said.

"He expressed his desire to return to Victoria for family reasons, which we totally respect.

"His resilience in the face of a number of injury setbacks has been admirable and his impact on the club and its culture won't be forgotten."

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Essendon select Mitch Brown with pick No.54 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

"We were really keen to get Brown on our list after the NAB Challenge. He's too good of a player not to be on an AFL list. We thought we were going to miss him tonight, but he got through which was great," Bombers list manager Adrian Dodoro said.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Former Geelong swingman Mitch Brown says he has received some interest from clubs and is "as hungry as ever" to reignite his AFL career.

"I've spoken to a few which is hopefully some good signs that something may happen on draft day, but there's still a long way to go," Brown said.

"But if not, I'll just go back to the VFL again and try and give myself another opportunity next year.

"I've been training really hard throughout the year and I'm as hungry as ever to get on a list."

Monday, 3 August 2015
Former Geelong defender Mitch Brown is among a handful of mature-age prospects invited to state draft combines around the country.

Brown, who impressed for Essendon as a top-up player during the NAB Challenge, has won an invitation to the Victorian state testing day, which will be held at Etihad Stadium in October.

Thursday, 16 July 2015
Several clubs are considering resurrecting 24-year-old Sandringham forward Mitch Brown's stalled AFL career on the back of his excellent form in the VFL this season.
Thursday, 5 March 2015
Mitch Brown says he had no hesitation in joining Essendon as a top-up player during the Bombers' NAB Challenge series.

The former Geelong key position player had settled into VFL club Sandringham, alongside his brother Darcy.

He was fit and healthy and feeling good about his body after injury struggles during his six years at the Cats.

He didn't expect his AFL prospects to be soon reignited when Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro rang.

"[The call] came as a bit of a shock, but a good shock," Brown said.

"I rang Paul Hudson, the coach at Sandy, to make sure it was all right and he said it was too good an opportunity to pass up. Then I went and spoke to Essendon and said it was all fine."

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Geelong delist Taylor Hunt, Mitch Brown and Joel Hamling.

"We thank Taylor, Mitch and Joel for their efforts over their time at the club and wish them every success in their future endeavours," Geelong football manager Neil Balme said.

Saturday, 9 February 2013
With a solid pre-season behind him, Mitch Brown hopes 2013 will be the year he finally makes it after managing only five AFL games in his four seasons.

"It's probably been my first full pre-season without any injuries, so I'm feeling fitter and stronger and I can't want for the NAB Cup to come around," Brown said.

"It's a tough team to break into – probably the hardest in the competition.

"But I'm feeling confident in myself, so if I'm playing well enough, hopefully I'll get an opportunity and I can make the most of it."

Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Luckless Cats forward Mitch Brown suffers another season-ending injury after hurting his shoulder in a marking contest against Essendon.

"Unfortunately, Mitch is going to have to have surgery on that shoulder,'' Geelong coach Chris Scott said.

"There was an option for him to persist through, but Mitch is a really important long-term player for us. We think he can play 10 years of AFL footy, so we're going to take our time with his rehab."

Monday, 22 March 2010
James Podsiadly has been elevated from Geelong's rookie list in place of injured youngster Mitch Brown who has been placed on the long-term injury list.

"James is in the mix for selection and so it was an easy decision to upgrade him," Geelong football manager Neil Balme said.

"It doesn't mean he will play this week, but he played all the way through the practice-match schedule and if the match committee want him he is available."

Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Luckless Geelong key position player Mitch Brown has been placed onto Geelong's long term injury list after being expected to be sidelined for about three months.

"We can upgrade a rookie at any time, but we will not do that until we need to," football operations manager Neil Balme said.

"There is no rush to do that, but by placing Mitch on the long term injury list it gives us that flexibility. As soon as he is ready to go, Mitch will be back on the list."

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Geelong forward Mitch Brown will be out for about 12 weeks after having surgery on his injured leg .

"He had some pain in the area recently and we sent him for more tests to ascertain what the issue was. After consulting with the surgeon it was agreed that this is the best course of action," Geelong's general manager of football Neil Balme said.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Geelong key-position prospect Mitch Brown remains upbeat despite re-injuring the leg he broke last year.

"I hurt it the first day back from the Christmas break - I was just kicking around my body and something just didn't feel right," Brown said.

"I had an x-ray on Monday and there's a little crack, but hopefully it's only a couple of weeks and I'll be back out there."

Monday, 6 April 2009
Geelong will be without Brad Ottens for up to a month and youngster Mitch Brown is out for the year.

Following scans on his right knee today, Ottens has been diagnosed with a slight grade one medial ligament strain.

Mitch Brown, the club’s first draft pick of the 2008 National Draft, has been diagnosed with a break of the fibula in his left leg following the VFL practice match on the weekend.

He will miss the entire 2009 season. Mitch Brown, the club’s first draft pick of the 2008 National Draft, has been diagnosed with a break of the fibula in his left leg following the VFL practice match on the weekend.

He will miss the entire 2009 season.

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