Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will tonight pay their respects to one of their original pioneers in Fred Brown, who passed away yesterday, aged 90.
Described as a ‘rugged prop from Newcastle’, Brown played 106 First Grade games for Manly from 1948-53. The Sea Eagles entered the NSWRL premiership in 1947.
Brown formed a strong front-row partnership with Australian Test players in prop Roy Bull and hooker Kevin Schubert, and played in Manly’s first Grand Final team in 1951 under the coaching of Wally O’Connell.
Fred was a special guest of the Sea Eagles on Anzac Day for the match against Newcastle Knights and later shared tales of the early days of Manly with the NRL side in the dressing room.
A moments silence in memory of the late Fred Brown will be held before kick-off at Brookvale Oval with the Sea Eagles NRL team to black armbands in the match against St George-Illawarra Dragons.
The Sea Eagles offer their condolences to the family of Fred Brown.
Video: Click here to watch a video the Sea Eagles did with Fred Brown in Newcastle as part of the Club's 70th Year Anniversary.