Former Eagles utility joins SKOB for 2017

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St Kevin’s recently added to their already-impressive list for 2017 with the signing of former West Coast Eagles utility, Mitch Brown.

Making the announcement on SKOB’s Facebook page last week, Football Manager, Michael Christian, said the Club is “delighted to not only get a player of Mitch’s undoubted football ability to the club but he is also a man of great character and will fit in perfectly at SKOB”.

Alongside fellow new recruits, Jay Schulz and Mark Jamar, Brown will form part of one of the most experienced spines in William Buck Premier and has the ability to play in either attack or defence.

Christian said the Club will obtain the fulltime services of former St Kevin’s students, Sam Critchley (Williamstown), Gerard Gleeson (Richmond) and Lachie Sullivan (Port Melbourne) after each had stints in the VFL.

“SKOB will also have the services for the first time in 2017 of old boy VFL listed players, Josh Wallis, Tom Jok, Angus Scott and Sam Barnett,” Christian said.

“Premiership players from 2015, Ben Dowd and Henry Parkes, also return to the club for the upcoming season.”

Brown announced his retirement from the AFL at the conclusion of last season after 94 games for the Eagles. He was taken at pick 16 in the 2006 AFL National Draft.

SKOB finished with eight wins and in eighth position on the ladder last year after claiming the Premier B flag in 2015.