Millie Brown is no stranger to the Geelong Football Club. Her father, Paul Brown, played 84 games and booted 66 objectives in the blue and white hoops from 1990 to 1998 and now it is her turn to make history down at Kardinia Park.
Drafted at quantity 11 in the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft, Millie Brown is the very first ever father-daughter choose for the Geelong Football Club and one particular of the couple of in the wider AFLW Competitors (which includes Isabella Grant, daughter of Western Bulldogs champion Chris Grant, who played 341 games for the Dogs).
The calm and collected defender has located her feet in the VFL competitors this season, welcomed by a lot of Geelong Cats female stars who are prepared to take her on board for Season 2020.
“She’s an additional piece of history to bring on our journey,” says Geelong Cats AFLW 2018 Increasing Star nominee Nina Morrison, who has connected with Brown by means of their years playing Vic Nation footy.
Morrison, who is only one particular year older than Brown, is blown away by her abilities and is prepared to bring her on the Cats train subsequent year.
“Millie will match in truly properly, certainly playing a couple of games in the VFL and locating her feet,” Morrison started.
“This year her footy has gone to a complete new level.”
Morrison knows this moment is one particular that will be etched into the books of the Geelong Football Club.
“It’s a history-creating moment for Millie and her family members,” Morrison mentioned.
For Brown herself, the journey has currently been exhilarating and she knows it only gets improved from right here.
“It’s fairly surreal now, that I’m truly right here about every person having drafted,” she mentioned.
But most of all, Brown can not wait to get began down the highway with the Cats AFLW side that she currently considers family members, playing her component to attain ultimate glory in 2020.
“I really feel truly comfy coming down right here. I have a lot of pals, which is truly comforting,” she mentioned.
“My purpose is to get a game and improved my footy, what ever is very best for the group.”
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