Mal Brown Playing against South Fremantle 1975
Full name Malcolm Gregory Brown Known as Mal Brown
1975 Played Claremont Number 100 and Played 6 Games scoring 12 Goals
1976 Played for Claremont Number 2 and Played 6 Games scoring 9 Goals
Senior clubs East Perth, Richmond, Claremont, South Fremantle
Recruited from East Perth (1974), Richmond ((1975), Claremont (1977)
Hall of fame Western Australian Football Hall Of Fame (2004)
in 1975 he took over as coach of Claremont where, a season later, he was personally responsible for the unilateral, if completely unlawful, introduction of the interchange rule, sending a previously replaced player back into the fray after his team was reduced to 17 fit men. Brown’s ‘inventiveness’ eventually cost him his job, but he returned to football the following year as coach of South Fremantle, where he proved himself an excellent leader, steering the Bulldogs to the 1980 flag.