Traralgon signs Brett Eddy

Big fish: Welcoming former Port Adelaide player Brett Eddy (centre) to Traralgon is president Kevin Foley and senior coach Jake Best. photograph traralgon fnc facebook

Liam Durkin


FORMER Port Adelaide player Brett Eddy will play for Traralgon next season.

Eddy, from Foster, is good friends with Maroons coach Jake Best. The pair played in a premiership with the Tigers in 2010.

Eddy spent time with Collingwood in the VFL before making the move to South Adelaide.

The key forward had an outstanding time in the South Australian Football League, winning the Ken Farmer Medal in 2016 and 2017 as the SANFL’s leading goalkicker.

He was rookie listed by Port Adelaide and made three appearances for the Power in 2017.

Eddy and Best teamed up again in more recent years for Vermont in the Eastern Football League.

At Vermont, Eddy won two flags, a league goal kicking and the league best and fairest.

He also won the goalkicking last season in the Northern Territory Football League.

It is a scary proposition for opposition coaches and defenders next season, as Eddy will be standing inside 50 alongside Best and fellow key forward Dylan Loprese.

The trio could well make up the most potent forward line in the Gippsland League.

Eddy is the second former Port Adelaide player to sign for a Gippsland club this season, following the appointment of Logan Austin as Bairnsdale coach.