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11th Jul 2023

Former Derry underage star Callum Brown makes decision on AFL future

Lee Costello

Callum Brown

Brown was a part of Derry’s successful minor team in 2017.

Former Derry underage star Callum Brown has made a decision on his future as he extends his contract with the Great Western Sydney Giants.

The Limavady man has been playing in Australia for the past three years, and has impressed so much that the club offered him a new two-year extension.

With Derry performing so well back in Ireland, the Oakleaf county would have been hopeful that they could have persuaded the young athlete to come home.

With the likes of Conor Glass and Anton Tohill returning from OZ to play for the Ulster side, many thought that it would just be a matter of time before Brown made a similar choice.

However, Derry fans will have to wait another few years at least, because the 22-year-old is more than content where he’s at.

“I arrived here as a teenager in a new country to learn a brand new game and even though it’s my fifth year, it still feels like a whirlwind adventure,” Brown said in a club statement.

Callum Brown

“The Giants are my home and it’s been a really exciting season so far under a new coach in Adam. Everyone is really clear on their roles and I’m just excited to be able to play my part and for the team to get some wins over the past month.

“It was a super easy decision to re-sign and I’m really excited to continue to work on my game and hopefully there’s some really exciting times to come.”

Brown was a part of the Derry minor team who reached the All-Ireland final, only to lose a Kerry side spearheaded by a young David Clifford.

The ex-GAA star will be watching from afar as his county go to battle once again with The Kingdom this Sunday, with former teammates from that minor team, including Glass and Conor McCluskey all playing.

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