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Brandon Matera

Last played for Fremantle Dockers in 2020
Games: 144     Born: March 11, 1992     Origin: South Fremantle
Playing Height: 175cm     Playing Weight: 76kg     Position: Forward
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Brandon Matera Biography

Friday, 25 September 2020
Fremantle delists Brandon Matera, Hugh Dixon, Tom North, and Jarvis Pina.
Saturday, 27 April 2019
Brandon Matera has hit a purple patch of form, averaging three goals per game so far in four games for the Dockers, including a five-goal performance in their win against the Western Bulldogs.

"It's a really complex formula it's called hard work," Fremantle coach Ross Lyon said about the reason for Matera's good form.

"It's about going to the break and relaxing mentally but working physically and Brandon will say he had his best break for hard work and come back in condition."

Sunday, 27 January 2019
Brandon Matera says his uncle, Phil Matera, has been a strong influence on his career.

"Phil's been a pretty big mentor for me in the last year, over the off-season and stuff," Matera said.

"We've had a few good talks. He's obviously got great advice. It's probably just more 'if you retired today, would you be happy with your career?'

"Then just when you're at the club, just really enjoy it. We've had some talks about other stuff as well that I won't get into, but he's been really good for me."

Thursday, 19 October 2017
Gold Coast trade Brandon Matera to Fremantle in exchange for the Dockers' 2018 third round pick.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Brandon Matera has had a medical at Fremantle and could be the next ready-made WA product lured home by the Dockers.

The foundation Sun visited Freo's elite training facility at Cockburn looks set to request a move home during the NAB AFL Trade Period.

"He was in there on Friday and had a medical test," Matera's manager, Colin Young, told FootyWA.

"We'll be meeting with both Gold Coast and Fremantle this week and we'll see where it sits."

Friday, 22 July 2016
Brandon Matera has been back to his best in the last month after being dropped from the Suns' senior side earlier in the year.

He said being dropped was a wake-up call.

"Defensive pressure and my kicking efficiency was down they were my two big messages," Matera said.

"I learnt my lesson and went back and worked on it as much as I could.

"The last four games have been really good, probably on the back of us forward line playing together as a group, the continuity of getting to know each other."

Friday, 15 January 2016
Gold Coast forward Brandon Matera credits Suns coach Rodney Eade with giving him the wake up call that he needed.

"Rocket was into me pretty early that I didn't work hard enough, and I took that on board," Matera said.

"It was hard to take, but I've learnt from that. If you actually listen to him, he's trying to make you better.

"That's the one thing I got out of him and why I rate him highly as a coach. He works you hard to get the best out of you."

Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Suns coach Rodney Eade says the club will not trade Harley Bennell and Brandon Matera who were recently banished to the NEAFL for defying the club's edict on alcohol consumption.

"Both Harley and Brandon are very much part of the future as far as I'm concerned (and) as far as we're concerned," Eade said.

"They buy into what we want to produce here and the way we want to go about it.

"We don't want to trade them and we certainly want them here."

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Gold Coast has dropped Harley Bennell, Trent McKenzie and Brandon Matera for Saturday's match against Adelaide for failing to meet the club's discipline standards.

It is believed players were asked to steer clear of alcohol to concentrate on recovery in the wake of Saturday night's drought-breaking win over the Brisbane Lions.

The trio breached the directive on Sunday.

They were challenged by the leadership group on Monday before the leaders, Suns management and coaching staff agreed on the punishment.

Bennell, McKenzie and Matera will all play NEAFL this weekend before being considered for senior selection again.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Tom Lynch and Brandon Matera have quickly developed into one of the most productive big man-small man forward line combinations in the AFL in 2014.

"Our team has obviously played a lot better this year and the ball's coming in on our terms," Matera said.

"Obviously I've worked a lot with Lynchy and the tall fellas, getting to the fall of the ball.

"The talls bring it to the ground and (I'm) getting there and helping out, and I've been lucky enough to kick a few."

Saturday, 31 May 2014
Brandon Matera signs a three-year contract extension with Gold Coast, keeping him the club until the end of 2017.

"I'm really pumped to be re-signing with Gold Coast," Matera said.

"We are now playing consistent and competitive football, and while we still have a long way to go, all of us young guys who came to the club in the early days believed we would be in the position we are now.

"The challenge now is to work just as hard to continue the job we started."

Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Brandon Matera will undergo surgery to insert a screw into his left ankle after Cat James Kelly fell across his lower leg during the Suns' match against Geelong.

"Brandon will undergo surgery as soon as he can, and following the surgery we will be in a better position to determine the length of time Brandon will be sidelined for," general manager of football operations Marcus Ashcroft said.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Brandon Matera will wear a moon boot for a week and has been sent for new orthotics to deal with foot soreness.

"The doc has me wearing a moon boot for the rest of the week as a precaution, and I'll be back training in runners the week after," Matera said.

"It's a minor setback. I've had a really good pre-season so far so it's not ideal but I'm confident, based on the training I've done, that I'll be available for the NAB Cup."

Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Emerging Gold Coast midfielder Brandon Matera has signed a new contract to stay at the club until the end of 2014.

"We are thrilled that Brandon has signed with the club - he is an extremely talented player who has been part of our system for a couple of seasons and we look forward to working with Brandon over the next few seasons to ensure he fulfils his potential," Gold Coast general manager of football operations Marcus Ashcroft said.

Friday, 1 July 2011
Subiaco Oval was the ground where the Matera brothers made their names and Brandon Matera will play his first game at the ground against the Dockers in round 15.

"I can't wait to get out there," Matera said.

"Peter and Phil had some great games there, so it'll be good to be out there. I just love going over there and playing in front of my family and friends, that's the main reason why I want to go back and hopefully I can put on a show for them."

Sunday, 24 April 2011
Brandon Matera says a personal challenge set by coach Guy McKenna was the motivation behind his electric four-goal performance that set the stage for Gold Coast's maiden win against Port Adelaide.

"He got into me during the week, so that was in the back of my mind the whole game," Matera said about his coach.

"We are starting to gel a bit better now. In round one, not many of our players had actually played with each other. Now we've played four or five games together, we know what to expect of each other."

Saturday, 2 April 2011
Brandon Matera makes his AFL debut for Gold Coast at the Gabba with 14 disposals (11 kicks and 3 handballs), 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal in a 119-point loss to Carlton.
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