There’s no greater praise than to hear that you “belong” from your team’s captain.

That is exactly how AFLW captain Melissa Hickey described young defender Millie Brown who made her AFLW debut on the weekend. 

The 19-year-old played an important role Geelong’s resilient backline who kept Fremantle to just six goals from their 48 inside 50s.

“Millie Brown is an outstanding young person,” said captain Melissa Hickey on this week’s episode of Geelong’s official podcast To the Final Bell. 

“She’s very calm, she obviously belongs down back with us.”

In her first outing in the hoops Brown collected eight disposals (six kicks and two handballs) and a mark.

Hickey explained that she was impressed with Brown as soon as the playing group came together this pre-season. 

“I think as soon as she walked into the club here and started speaking, she is wise beyond her years.  

“A very cool, calm and collected head.”

“She’s been a brilliant addition to our team and when you sort of see her family you can kind of see where that comes from.”

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Brown was Geelong’s first ever father-daughter selection taken with pick 11 in the 2019 AFLW draft.

Prior to Sunday’s game Brown was presented with her playing jumper by father Paul Brown who played 84 games for the club in the 90s.

Geelong will continue to search for their first win of the season when they play their first home game this Sunday against the Brisbane Lions at 1.10pm.

Gates open at 12.40pm and entry is free.


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