Former Port Adelaide ruck Matthew Lobbe’s playing days are remembered fondly by the Alberton crowd, owing to his no-fuss attitude and consistency.

Taken in the 2007 AFL Draft, Lobbe played two years at SANFL level before earning his AFL debut in 2010 – quickly showing his ability to be a serviceable first-choice ruckman.

He boasts the unique statistic of kicking the first goal at Adelaide Oval, etching his name in the history books back in Round 1, 2014.

Lobbe made the move to Carlton in 2018, finishing his AFL career there in 2019. He then moved into a playing assistant coach role at the Werribee Football Club in the VFL. 

Lobbe returned to Port Adelaide in 2022, taking on a dual coaching and football operations roll.

He currently serves as Ruck Coach and Head of Development.

Coaching career
2022 – present Rucks coach and Head of Development
2019 – 2021
Werribee assistant coach

Playing career
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2008-2017) 92 games, 21 goals; Carlton (2018-2019) 8 games, 1 goal
Debut: Round 5, 2010 vs St Kilda