Port Adelaide Player Has Been Given A Leave Of Absence

Jun 13, 2019


Port Adelaide FC has given defender Matthew Broadbent a leave of absence to allow him to focus on his mental health.

According to the club:

General Manager – Football, Chris Davies said the club would not put a timeframe on his return, with the 28-year-old’s health and wellbeing the primary focus.

“Matthew is a valued player, teammate and person at the Port Adelaide Football Club. At this point, the best option for his overall health is to step away from the game for a while,” Davies said.

“The club’s primary focus is on Matthew’s health and welfare and we will continue to provide him with the ongoing support he requires.”

“We can’t say at this point how long that will be but he will be given as long as he needs.

The Port Adelaide Football Club asks that Broadbent and his family be given appropriate time and privacy to deal with the matter.