Matthew Allen

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Matthew Allen 2020
 Glenelg Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 1115
  • GFC League Debut: Round 1, 2020
  • Glenelg 2020 -
    • 15 games
    • 6 goals
 Other Career Highlights
  • East Perth (WAFL) 2016-2018
    • 46 games, 40 goals
  • Best & Fairest 2018


  • Born: 18 October 1997
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
  • Recruited from: East Perth (WAFL)/ West Coast (AFL)
  • Previous Club: North Gambier

Guernsey Number: 22


Matthew Allen arrived back at his junior club Glenelg in 2020 after spending four years on West Coast’s AFL list. He is equally damaging as a big-bodied midfielder as he is playing the role of a lead-up forward.

Hailing from Mount Gambier, the left-footed Allen was a promising junior cricketer before stress fractures in his back prevented him from bowling and he began to focus on football.

Drafted by West Coast Eagles in 2015, he didn’t manage to breakthrough for his AFL debut amid the Eagles’ highly-competitive outfit. Playing with the West Coast’s WAFL side, Allen was East Perth’s best and fairest in 2018, in a three way tie with Luke Partington and Patrick McGinnity.

Originally drafted as a strong-marking forward, Allen has a damaging left-foot kick across the field and in front of goal when stationed inside attacking 50m. He has also been used across halfback in Glenelg's 2020 season, where he played all 15 games.


1. Glenelg website

2. Eaglepedia

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