Half a century at Olney earns Mick a top award

Mick Brown
Mick Brown

If ever there was a one club man, it would be Olney Town’s Mick Brown.

The popular 66-year-old has been part of the club for 50 years, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Award for services to Football from the Berks & Bucks FA.

Mick made his debut for Olney back in 1961 when he was just 13, ending his playing days as a tenacious midfielder in 1989, having made more than 400 appearances in the first team, and over 365 in the reserves. Incredibly, he only scored 12 goals.

Mick’s loyalty for the club did not end there and he took an active role in the development of the Colts and Sunday Teams.

He also assisted Andrew Griffin as assistant manager/physio in a successful spell for the reserves.

In addition Mick has also been Fixture Secretary for Olney Town for over 35 years and a member of the Committee for many more

And in his role on the Committee Mick is still a “champion” to all Olney Town members who see him working tirelessly week in and week out sorting the dressing rooms before and after matches, sweeping out the stands and checking the nets.

And that’s just during the season for as soon as the season ends Mick heads up the summer Maintenance Team.