GWS have signed a new Irish recruit named Callum Brown as a rookie for 2019.
The Giants identified Brown as a talent via their Irish scouting program last year, and flew him to Australia to spend a couple of weeks training with them under coach Leon Cameron’s supervision.
List manager Jason McCartney said that Brown — an Ulster Minor Championship winner and All-Ireland finalist with Derry last year — is an exciting addition.
“Callum really impressed when he spent time at the club earlier this year,” McCartney said.
“He’s an incredibly athletic and skillful 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.”
He’s the second Callum Brown in the AFL system after Collingwood’s Callum Brown, son of Pies hero Gavin.