A fast and dynamic midfielder, Polec was selected by the Brisbane Lions with pick five during the 2010 NAB AFL Draft. Hailing from Woodville West Torrens, Polec won All-Australian honours in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging 20 disposals a match.
Polec made his debut for Brisbane during the 2011 season , where he played 3 games for the season. Over the next two years, 2012-2013, Polec played a further 13 games before moving back to his home state of Adelaide. This proved to be a highly beneficial outcome for both Port and Polec as he played his best season until date.
Polec’s 2014 season was his best yet, playing all 24 games, with an average of 19.5 disposals a game whilst booting 17 goals for the year. Sadly his form hit an abrupt halt in the following 2015 season where a foot injury kept the promising midfielder to only 5 games for the year. 2016 was a strong return to form for Polec as his 17 appearances saw him average 19.4 disposals.
2017 was a terrific year for Polec as his 22 games consisted of averaging 22 disposals, 3 tackles and 2.1 clearances a game. Polec’s run and carry was the highest among teammates, the fast and durable midfielder lead his team in the most metres gained. Polec will look towards the 2018 season where hopes to stay clear form injury and further his growth as a key midfielder in the side.