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Broadbent thankful for the support

Power defender has thanked the club for their support as he took personal leave from football.

1:02pm  Jul 25, 2019

Hinkley: Broady's is a great story

Senior coach proud of way club supported defender through mental health leave.

3:09pm  Jul 19, 2019

Successful return for Broadbent

Matthew Broadbent performed strongly in his return to footy

8:51pm  Feb 15, 2019

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Matthew
Broadbent

Height
189 cm
DOB
01-08-1990
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2019
10
Career
171
Goals
2019
0
Career
52
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
746
Avg
75
MatthewBroadbent

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Henley Sharks
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2008 National Draft, pick 38)
Debut: R16, 2009
Recruited from: Woodville-West Torrens
Sponsors: Darren Waters

 

Broadbent has a long-standing family connection to Port Adelaide, with his grandfather having filled the role of club podiatrist for the club in the AFL and SANFL for 33 years.

He grew up supporting the club in the SANFL and later AFL with Josh Francou his favourite player.

Having played his junior football at the local Henley Sharks, he was drafted from zoned club Woodville West Torrens in 2008.

TIMELINE

2010

Broadbent played eleven games in his second season at the club and found his place as a midfield utility in combination with an occasional running defender role. He demonstrated an aptitude to win inside ball and effect contests around the ground as he pushed his way into the side after playing the majority of the first thirteen rounds with his aligned SANFL side Woodville West Torrens. Finishing the season off with nine consecutive games, Broadbent’s performance was enough to show promise as a potential future midfielder.

2011

Broadbent played in a career-high 19 games during 2011 where his offensive, attacking game flourished in a utility role.
Through those 19 games, he showed promise as a quality player of the future but struggled to consistently find the uncontested football.

2012

Broadbent’s break out 2012 was unlined by a series of strong performances in the midfield, starting against Fremantle in Round 8 and running through to the mid-season bye. His highlight was setting up the match-winning goals against North Melbourne in Round 8, whilst he polled three Brownlow Medal votes for his game against the Gold Coast in Round 9. He finished equal second in the club’s John Cahill Medal count.

2013

After a breakout year in 2012, Broadbent was solid to start the year before his form began to dip leading into the bye. A move to half-back kick-started his year, with excellent showings in wins over Sydney and Collingwood. Broadbent's run and carry out of defence, as well as his ability to pinch-hit in the midfield, proved to be a real weapon for Ken Hinkley in 2013.

2014

For the third straight year, Broadbent played every game for the season and notched his 100th AFL game in Round 22 against Carlton. The raking right-footer has become a key cog in the Power’s back six, providing run and carry out of the defensive 50 and regularly ranking high in metres gained each game.

2015

2015 saw Broadbent's team role change slightly, moving upfield onto the wing as a running half-back, sometimes making his way into the centreline. A slight dip in form saw him miss his first AFL game in four years, following the Power's loss to Brisbane in Round 7. He bounced back to perform as a reliable, defensive workhorse.

2016

A consistent year saw Broadbent put into the Power's midfield after spending much of the year in defence. Finished sixth in the John Cahill Medal count and was generally one of Port's more consistent players.

2017

An ankle injury interrupted the defender’s season, limiting him to 15 games at AFL level. When he did play he was at his consistent best, averaging just shy of 19 disposals a game.

2018

The same ankle injury from 2017 meant Broadbent was restricted to just two SANFL appearnces for the year. In his second game for the Magpies in 2018, he injured his other ankle which unfortunately ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 19.9
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 74.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Richmond Rd 18
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 10
Disposals 28 Hawthorn Rd 10
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Fremantle Rd 23
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 100 Richmond Rd 18

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 61 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 92 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles W 53 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne W 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood L 108 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Adelaide Crows L 68 - 88 14 8 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 61
9 Gold Coast Suns W 89 - 51 18 4 22 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 89
10 Hawthorn L 80 - 49 18 10 28 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 100
11 St Kilda W 69 - 139 13 4 17 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 60
13 Fremantle L 100 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats W 67 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 41 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows W 44 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions L 49 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond L 101 - 63 21 5 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
19 GWS Giants L 55 - 56 14 7 21 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 87
20 Essendon W 67 - 126 14 8 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 79
21 Sydney Swans W 103 - 56 16 3 19 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 77
22 North Melbourne L 144 - 58 8 1 9 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 40
23 Fremantle W 110 - 67 9 4 13 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 53
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 145 54 199 58 0 6 3 8 0 0 746

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 171
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 18.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 72.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Carlton Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 15 Carlton Rd 5, 2017
Disposals 34 Collingwood Rd 14, 2013
Marks 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2015
Hit-outs 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2012
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 2, 2011
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2012
AFL Fantasy 140 Carlton Rd 10, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Port Adelaide 145 54 199 58 0 6 3 8 0 0 746
2018 Port Adelaide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Port Adelaide 166 114 280 67 0 5 13 31 3 0 1035
2016 Port Adelaide 253 161 414 96 0 16 13 64 8 9 1659
2015 Port Adelaide 299 127 426 112 2 7 12 48 1 4 1662
2014 Port Adelaide 330 129 459 117 0 8 3 50 3 7 1823
2013 Port Adelaide 285 156 441 93 1 12 12 54 8 12 1699
2012 Port Adelaide 274 162 436 90 10 18 17 59 21 13 1768
2011 Port Adelaide 178 105 283 75 3 5 7 56 4 7 1211
2010 Port Adelaide 93 77 170 41 1 6 7 28 1 6 666
2009 Port Adelaide 22 18 40 6 1 5 0 5 3 0 164

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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club awards

Port Adelaide Life Membership
2018

AFL awards

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