DOB: 2 January 1942
From: Hamilton/Geelong College
Number: 12 1965
One of the most sought after footballers of the Western District League, ruckman Bromell was chased by several league clubs but turned his back on league football for four years while he concentrated on farming commitments.
Bromell almost joined Geelong in 1963, a year he won Hamilton's best and fairest, but also trained with the Demons mid-way through the season. He trained with the side again in the 1964 pre-season but announced that he would only seek a clearance from Hamilton if he was guaranteed a senior role at the Demons. Seemingly set to get his wish he was injured in a practice match and forced to undergo a spleen operation which ended his season.
When Bromell debuted in 1965 he was the only new player on the Melbourne list. Hamilton originally let him play on six match permits, and Demon officials were still wrangling with them about his permanent clearance when he was forced to retire after losing a kidney. Hamilton had refused to release him for good until the Demons agreed to play a practice match against them in 1966.
He returned to the Demons for a second season but a bout of Glandular Fever wreaked havoc with the start to his season and he didn't play a game.