Guernsey Number: 19
Career: 2011 to 2012
NFC Games: 39
NFC Goals: 12
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Football Park) 2nd April 2011
Finale: v West Adelaide (Football Park) 7th October 2012

Premierships: 2012
VFL/AFL Clubs: Adelaide


Luke Brown played junior football for the Tea Tree Gully District Football Club, and in 2008 appeared on four occasions for the Norwood under 17s. The following year he played 13 games for the under 18s.

In 2010, the midfielder/defender played another 13 games for the under 18s and progressed to the reserves for seven games. 

Brown made his league debut in the opening round of 2011 and soon proved to be a reliable performer. He played 21 league games in his first season, and was awarded the McCallum rising star trophy. He also impressed playing for the South Australian Under 18 State team.

Speedy, a good decision maker, clean overhead and with good disposal skills, he continued to develop his game and was rarely beaten.

His talents were identified early, and he was pre-selected by the newly formed Greater Western Sydney ahead of the 2011 AFL draft. He was later on traded to the Adelaide Crows without playing for GWS.

2012 proved to be an even better year for the rebounding defender, playing 18 games for Norwood, and was close to best on ground in the team's grand final win over West Adelaide. Late in the season he also made his AFL debut for the Crows.

Brown quickly consolidated his spot in the Crows team during 2013, and went on to carve out a wonderful AFL career (189 games, 2012-2022).

He also played a handful of games for Adelaide in the SANFL competition.

After announcing his retirement from the AFL, Brown returned to his junior club, Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide Footy League.

R Cialini November 2022


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