Matt started rowing just after the London Olympics of 2012 at the age of 15, inspired by various rowers, he chose Totnes Rowing Club as he went to school in Totnes and was interested in taking up a more competitive sport. Matt adapted to the sport very quickly which took him onto a very successful first couple of seasons in the West of England. Following on from this Matt was racing outside the West of England winning at various events such as Monmouth, Gloucester, Ross and Reading. Matts call to coaching came after the summer of 2015, completing his Level 2 course and qualifying at the beginning of August 2016. Matt currently coaches J13, J14 and J15 boys, 3 days a week.