KEY FORWARD Mitch Brown is set to join Melbourne on the training track in December, as the former Bomber looks to earn another shot at his AFL career.
With 70 games of experience across his time at Geelong and Essendon, Brown proved to be a versatile option playing at both ends of the field.
General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney says the club was pleased to offer Brown an opportunity this pre-season after he was delisted by the Dons in October.
“It’s exciting that Mitch has accepted an invitation to train with us post the draft on December 3,” Mahoney said.
“Mitch is an experienced versatile tall and has shown that he can perform at AFL level.
“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.”
Brown has kicked 68 goals since debuting in 2011 and played 16 games for Essendon in 2019.
The 29-year-old, who was initially drafted to the Cats with pick No.15 in the 2008 National Draft, spent six years at the club, before being given an opportunity at the Bombers as a ‘top-up’ player during the 2015 NAB Challenge.
Brown then earned his second chance at senior level on the back of a standout year with Sandringham in the VFL, being drafted to Essendon with pick No.54 ahead of the 2016 season.
At 196cm, Brown could be a valuable addition to the Demons’ list, should the club choose to select him as a rookie in the lead up to next season.