Before becoming a sport writer, Matthew was England's table tennis Champion for almost a decade, three-times Commonwealth Champion, and twice competed for Great Britain in the Olympic Games.
Matthew is currently a sport columnist and feature writer for The Times. He has won numerous prizes for his writing including Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards and Sports Feature Writer of the Year at the Sports Journalist Association Awards. His first book "Bounce" (2010) has been described as "one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking books about sport ever written".
He also commentates on sport for the BBC and Eurosport, and is a regular contributor to radio and television shows. He is co-founder of TTK Greenhouse, a charity which empowers youngsters through sport, currently supporting more than 10.000 young people. Matthew graduated from Oxford University with a prize-winning first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.