Challenge Cup Competition - Victorian Football Association
1876 July 1
E. Brooks/Brookes named in the Carlton Second Twenty 26 man squad to play Kilmore at Kilmore.
1879 One of the mainstays of the team, a 'colt of promise'
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club p15)
1879 A colt of promise; a good kick and mark and very effective as a forward player.
(The Footballer 1879. p28)
1879 Carlton picked up some good new players during the season in Dick Frayne, Alick Coventry, E. Brookes, and T. Souter.
Brookes (above) is pictured in the 1881 Carlton team photo during the club's visit to Adelaide. He also appears in the 1884 team picture also taken in Adelaide.
1880 Gave loyal and effective support.
(The Carlton Story, H. Buggy and H. Bell. p47,48)
1880 A straight and reliable drop-kick. Invaluable as a good sneak, a department of the game he has figured prominently in.
Second top goal scorer for Carlton in 1880 with 18 goals.
(The Footballer. 1880. p23, 65)
1881 Possesses good marking and kicking qualities, and has proved himself to be a reliable goal sneak; at times his lethargic movements suggest a more active position in the field.
(The Footballer. 1881 p23)
1881 E. Brookes created a new club record by scoring 30 goals (out of 107) for the season.
(The Carlton Story, H. Buggy and H. Bell, p50)
1884 E. M. Brookes was presented with an illuminated address for his services to the club, held at the Carlton general meeting Friday 4th. April.