Brian ‘Bruno’ Long
Brian played all his
206 NTFL football games with St Marys and was club captain in 1988/89 to 1991/92. After making his debut in 1980/81 season
Brian played in 10 grand finals for 8 premierships. 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1990/91 and 1991/92.
As an underage player
Brian represented the NT at secondary level, 1977(Hobart), 1978 (Geelong) and was
the first Teal Cup captain in 1979 (Hobart).
Brian has represented
the NTFL on 7 occasions, Glenelg 1985, Essendon 1986, Tasmania and the VFA in
the 1988 Bicentennial Carnival, Essendon 1989, North Melbourne 1989 and Geelong
He won St Marys best
and fairest in season 1985/86 and has been runner up three times.
Brian is the second son
of St Marys Legend Jack Long and one of seven brothers who have played in premierships for St Marys. His former team-mates
and opposition alike respect him and Kevin Sheedy says he was a ready made VFL footballer when he first saw him play.
He is a life
member of St Marys and the NTFL.