Matthew joined our Category 1 Football Programme at Bishop Burton College in July 2019 and he has developed significantly since then. He played a fundamental role in our success as a team in 2019/20, starting the majority of games in our English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) Premier League title-winning season.
In 2021/22 Matthew progressed from college level study to University Centre Bishop Burton's HNC in Sport and Exercise Science, whilst still accessing our Category 1 football programme as a third-year player.
“When I joined Bishop Burton College I came from grassroots football. The football programme has really developed my tactical understanding of the game and physically I also started to develop. I really enjoyed competing at the highest level of college football and to get the National Cup final in my final year was the icing on the cake. With the coaches' support over the last three years I have developed into a much better player and now have a chance to continue my footballing career in America on a 50% scholarship in Tennessee."