Son-of-a-gun Kynan Brown will get to follow in his father's footsteps as he is set to play his first AFL at the MCG when Melbourne faces North Melbourne.

Brown, son of Nathan who played 146 games for the Demons, was told the exciting news on Wednesday, with senior player Alex Neal-Bullen sharing the special announcement in front of the club.

The 19-year-old was picked up as a rookie in the 2023 Draft, Brown, unlike his father, can play through the midfielder and up forward, reflected by his strong three-goal performance in the VFL earlier this year.


During his junior career, Brown earned himself Vic Metro's best and fairest award for his display at the National Carnival and was celebrated for his five-goal display during finals while playing for the Oakleigh Chargers.

Playing for Casey in the VFL, Brown has averaged 18.8 disposals, 5.6 marks whilst also slotting through six goals in nine outings.

Simon Goodwin's men are looking to turn their fortunes around after a disappointing five-week period which yielded only one victory.

Currently sitting outside the eight (10th), Melbourne must record the four points to remain in touch with a finals position or fear slipping out of contention.

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Brown's debut joins the likes of Caleb Windsor (Opening Round), Blake Howes (Opening Round) and Koltyn Tholstrup (Round 5).

Full teams will come out on Thursday at 6:20 pm AEST.