Brandon Matera capped off a strong finish to the season with the second top-ten best and fairest finish of his career, after finding more consistency in the back end of the year under new coach Rodney Eade.
For the first time in his short career, Matera didn’t succumb to any injury concerns, allowing him to play week in and week out.
After a slow start to the year, Matera ended up producing a sensational second half of the season, particularly in the closing seven weeks where he began to reap the rewards of an increased work ethic. In that period, the West Australian averaged 20.1 possessions and 6.4 marks as he worked higher up the ground.
The turnaround in form has built a strong launching pad for Matera heading into 2016 as Gold Coast go through another transformation up forward.