Matt (21/02/1995) was raised in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan and competes for Cardiff AAC. At the age of 16 he decided to concentrate solely on athletics and ended playing football. During the U17 age group he won three Welsh titles, achieved a bronze medal at the UK school games and managed a 3rd place finish at the Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium. Moving into the U20 age group he managed to win 9 Welsh titles on the track.
He is studying Sports and Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has already achieved a creditable 5th place in his first British University Championships. After he finishes his degree he plans to move into the NCAA system, following in the footsteps of past successful Team Thie athletes.