Monty Brown         Single Gamer

Monty Brown

Career : 1937
Debut and Only Game: Round 18, 1937 vs Footscray, aged 24 years, 128 days
Carlton Player No. 539
Goals: 0
Guernsey No. 18
DOB: 22 April, 1913

Montague ‘Monty’ Brown was born in North Carlton, and played just once at senior level for the Navy Blues; in a 22-point victory over Footscray at the Western Oval in the last round of the 1937 season. A local from North Carlton, Monty was recruited from University High School Old Boys. He was 24 years old when he wore our number 18 guernsey for the first and only time, playing in the centre on that auspicious day.

Under caretaker coach Percy Rowe, Carlton recovered from a lack-lustre first half of the year to win eight of the club’s last ten games – yet missed out on a finals berth by two points. Therefore, this match was also the last for retiring Carlton captain Ansell Clarke and brilliant forward Keith Shea, who had accepted a lucrative offer to play in Western Australia.

"Coming to Carlton from Melbourne High School Old Boys (Metropolitan Amateurs) in July, Monty Brown soon established a big reputation with the Seconds, and was tried out in the centre against Footscray on Saturday. He did not make an impressive debut but a heavy knock early on in the game may have explained his quietness. He nevertheless managed to convey an impression of coolness and football sense particulary in disposing of the ball.
Brown a science master at Box Hill High School and has a fellow teacher in the side in McIntyre."
(Herald August 30 p20 1937)

At the start of the 1939 season Brown was given a clearance to the Camberwell Football Club, the next year he was cleared to Bacchus Marsh, then in 1945 he was cleared to Echuca Football Club. While at Bacchus Marsh Monty was a Signaller and Intelligence man for the Volunteer Defence Corps. His service number was V361361.

Brown passed away on the 31st December, 1976 aged 63.

Richmond captain-coach Jack Dyer praised Monty Brown for letting Ron Durham train with Bacchus Marsh while Durham was stationed in the area.
"Dyer paid a tribute last night to Monty Brown, former captain-coach of the Carlton seconds, for his care and training of Durham at Bacchus Marsh." (Argus July 07 1943 p9)
Monty was captain of the Carlton Reserves in 1938

Transferred to Echuca


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