BARWON Heads Football Club has bolstered its title defence by recruiting former St Kilda and Collingwood player Nathan Brown for the 2021 season.
Brown played 183 appearances in the AFL and was part of Collingwood’s 2010 premiership-winning side.
The full-back announced his retirement from the AFL in July this year.
He recently announced he would be joining the 2019 Bellarine Football League premiers.
Brown said he was excited to be part of both the club and the community.
“(I’m) very pleased to be joining a great club, with a great culture in a great town.
“After moving down in late 2019, my family and I are very excited about becoming a part of the Barwon Heads community.”
Barwon Heads Football Club director of football Brendan Curry said he was eager to secure Brown’s services once the opportunity arose.
“I knew Nath from my previous role when I was chief executive officer at Williamstown Football Club and Nath got drafted to Collingwood, who were aligned with Williamstown, back in 2007.
“I caught up with him when he was heading into the AFL season and obviously things got turned upside-down with COVID. He had to go up with the hub and made the decision to come back. So, it all resulted in him signing the other day.”
Curry said Brown had plenty to offer the side on and off the field.
“Not only will Nath be a high-quality player but he’s also a high-quality bloke, which is even more important.
“It’s a huge signing for us, and we think there’s only great things to result from this.”