Matthew joined Penno in season 2003 and played 2 seasons with the Under 18 team. During his Underage career he played 2 reserves games in 2003 and 1 senior game in 2004. He has since been a regular member of the Premier Division team since 2005 and was a member of the successful 2006 and 2008 Demons premiership winning teams. Matthew has been a member of Sydney representative teams in seasons 2006 – 2009 and 2012 – 2014, being captain in 2013. He was the leading goal kicker in the Under 18 competition in season 2004, kicking 126 goals, in one game he kicked 21 goals 4 behinds. His ability to read the game and pace are the main attributes of his play. His raking left foot kicking and agility is the key to him being an uncompromising competitor. Matthew has been co captain of the club since season 2011, won the Club Best & Fairest in 2008 with Alex Goodall and was named Footballer of the Year in seasons 2008 and 2012. 2008 also say Matthew take out the Premier Division League Best and Fairest Award, the Phelan Medal. Matthew says Barnaby Howarth is the best Penno player he has seen and rates dinner and talking with Kevin Sheedy as a highlight of his football career. On behalf of everyone at Pennant Hills we extend our congratulations on this achievement