A little bit about me
Appointed Captain at 24, throughout the 2007/08 seasons he was at the coalface of the club’s rebuild, and enjoyed that labour nearing the end of his career where he led Freo into five finals series including the club’s first Grand Final appearance in 2013. He captained the Dockers for a record 9years which sees him ranked 6thall time for games played as an AFL Captain.
Off the field Matthew obtained both a Bachelor of Science and a MBA from University of Western Australia while he was playing. He also completed a 3-year tenure as the AFLPA’s President and a member of their board of directors (9 years). During his career he also spent time on the AFL Laws of the Game Committee.
He has been a brand ambassador for a number of corporate organizations and is now embarking on a blossoming media career with Fox Sports and Channel 9.
Matthew is also co-founder of PickStar, an online marketplace that connects athletes and talent with commercial opportunities of any budget in, any location. Matthew is also an investor and Business and Commercial Manager of PMY Group which develops, implements, manages and commercialises digital, technology and data projects.
Matthew is Patron of Youth Mental Health charity Zero2Hero.
Matthew is married to wife Lauren and they have three young children; Harper, Jack and William.