Brandon Matera

Brandon Matera (born 11 March 1992) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Gold Coast Football Club from 2011 to 2017. He was recruited as one of twelve 17-year-olds made available to Gold Coast under the AFL's draft concessions.[1]

Brandon Matera
Matera playing for Gold Coast in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Brandon Matera
Date of birth (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992
Original team(s) South Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft Underage recruit, Gold Coast
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2017 Gold Coast 101 (124)
2018– Fremantle 038 0(43)
Total 139 (167)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matera is the son of former Fitzroy and West Coast player Wally Matera and the nephew of former West Coast footballers Phil and Peter Matera. He is of Italian and Indigenous Australian (Noongar) heritage.[2]

Junior career

Matera came up through the junior system of the South Fremantle Football Club and represented Western Australia at under 16 and under 18 levels.

Matera was named in the 2009 Under-18 All Australian team following the 2009 AFL National Under 18 Championships.

AFL career

Gold Coast :20112017

Matera made his debut in round 2, 2011 in the Gold Coast Suns inaugural AFL match against Carlton at the Gabba.

In round 5, Matera was part of the first Gold Coast Suns victory. He kicked 4 goals and for his efforts was the round 5 nomination for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.[3]

Fremantle :2018Present

During the 2017 AFL Trade period, Matera was traded to Fremantle.[4]

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Noongar Warriors
  3. http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/112436/default.aspx
  4. "Weller a Sun as Dockers claim prize draft pick - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
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