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AFL Team Sign Up 'Exciting' Irish Prospect Callum Brown

AFL Team Sign Up 'Exciting' Irish Prospect Callum Brown
By PJ Browne
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Derry's Callum Brown has signed a two-year deal with Great Western Sydney Giants.

The 18-year-old was first identified by the club in July 2017. He was since been taking part in a 12-month trial. Brown also spent two weeks training with the Giants back in August.

"Callum really impressed when he spent time at the club earlier this year," said GWS list manager, Jason McCartney.

He’s an incredibly athletic and skilful player and showed an ability to pick up the nuances of AFL footy during some intensive training sessions.

We know it takes some time to adapt to our game and we won’t put any pressure on him but as an 18-year-old, he’s a really exciting prospect.

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The Limavady teenager will join Cora Staunton and Yvonne Bonner at the club, both of whom have signed up to play for the Sydney side's AFLW team.

Brown played U20 football for Derry this year. He was also part of the Derry minor team which reached the All-Ireland final in 2017.

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He will move to Australia next month and begin training on November 19th. He becomes the fifth Irish player to sign with an AFL team in recent months. James Madden (Dublin) has signed for Brisbane, Mark Keane (Cork) and Anton Tohill (Derry) have both signed for Collingwood and Stefan Okunbor (Kerry) has signed for Geelong.

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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