THE CARLTON Football Club can confirm that its General Manager of Women’s Football Ash Brown will depart the Club.

After more than a decade involved in the AFL, VFL and AFLW, Brown will take on an opportunity outside of the football industry.

Since arriving at the Club in 2019, Brown has been instrumental in continuing to build a strong culture amongst the Club’s AFLW side and ensure the program has continued to go from strength to strength every year.

Brown also played a critical role throughout last year’s AFL season, taking on the position of COVID Compliance Officer whilst continuing to juggle his women’s commitments.

Most recently he has also been a driving force behind the establishment of the Carlton Reserves team, which for the first time in 19 years will play as a standalone in the country’s premier second-tier competition in season 2021.

Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd expressed the Club’s gratitude for what Brown has brought to Ikon Park.

“Ash has made an enourmous contribution to our football club over the last couple of years,” Lloyd said.

“As well as ensuring our AFLW and VFLW programs continue to go to the next level, his Club-first mentality in not hesitating to help our AFL program navigate through the COVID-19 situation as well as helping to establish our Carlton Reserves side has been outstanding.

“We will not only miss Ash’s hard-working nature but his character, he is a terrific Carlton person who will always be welcome back at our football club.”

The Club will now begin the process of acquiring the ideal candidate for its position of GM of Women’s Football.