Brandon Zerk-Thatcher joins Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide has traded for Brandon Zerk-Thatcher.

Port Adelaide List Manager Jason Cripps provided an update on the trade. 

“We identified a need for tall defenders in our backline and we are excited to bring Brandon to the club because he fills that need,”

“He is athletic for his size and has developed a consistency to his game over the last 12 months.”

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“He now has a good body of work at AFL level to build on and we look forward to welcoming him to the club officially when pre-season starts next month.” Cripps said.

Zerk-Thatcher averaged 12.1 disposals, 5.5 marks, 1.5 tackles from 22 games for the Bombers in 2023.

Trade Details: 

Port Adelaide receive: Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, pick 73, 2024 4th Rd, 2024 4th Rd (CAR)

Essendon receive: Xavier Duursma