Matthew Broadbent

1 August 1990
Port Adelaide
2008 NAB AFL Draft Pick. 38
2009 AFL Debut

Known for his courageousness and clean hands, Matthew is a hard running defender who can also play run-with roles. Originally from Woodville West Torrens and Henley, Matthew has made his long kicking a feature of his game and is a tough all-round player.

After a slow start to 2010 Broadbent finished the season with 11 games under his belt including the final nine in a row. Senior Coach Matthew Primus gave him more time through the midfield and as his playing time increased so too did his confidence

Matt played a strong 2011 season, starting as he left off in 2010. He earned a career high of 283 disposals (105 hand balls and 178 kicks) in the 19 games he played. The attacking half-back established himself as a permanent member of the side in 2011, featuring in 19 games and being named as an emergency in the other three.

2012 saw Matthew have a consistent and solid year in terms of his football. He played 22 games averaging 19 disposals and 1 goal across his season. Matthew had a season high 26 disposals in round 12 against the Western Bulldogs and kicked one goal from his attacking half-back role. His age means he appears to have a long future ahead of him if he can keep up his consistent form. Matthew is looking to have a solid pre season and enter 2013 head on.