Mitch Brown is a tall forward who can impose himself in the air and ground. Since being drafted by Geelong in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, Mitch has been plagued by injury that has failed to let him develop and earn consistent senior games. Mitch was delisted at the end of the 2014 season by Geelong. However, after a stellar 2015 season in the VFL with Sandringham Zebras as well as a history of Geelong VFL runner-up as well as being a VFL premiership player, Brown was redrafted by the Essendon Bombers in the 2015 National Draft. Mitch finished his time at Geelong with 10 senior games and 49 VFL games and was recognised as being a highly promising player amongst a seriously competitive and hard senior Geelong team to break into.
Mitch’s time at Essendon has been one of mutual benefit for both Brown and the Essendon Football Club. Upon being re-drafted, Mitch had an outstanding debut season for the Bombers, playing 21 games and finishing 6th in the club’s Best & Fairest. Injury returned to haunt Brown during his 2017 campaign after he injured his ankle in Essendon’s round 6 game against Melbourne. Sadly, this saw Mitch only play the 4 gamers for this season as he consequently missed the remainder of the year. However, despite a disappointing 2017, Essendon have shown their faith in the tall utility and have extended his contract to see him a Bomber until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Mitch will now look to the 2018 season where he hopes to be immune from injury and become a key player in Essendon’s senior side. Mitch has displayed his capabilities and potential as a tall, key player however hopefully injury allows the talented athlete to flourish.