Matthew (aka 'Emmo') was first introduced to the game at Ellon Rugby, where his potential was spotted by Aberdeen Grammar. This exposure allowed Matthew to progress through the Caledonia age grades U16-U20.
Matthew has also played for the Caledonia Reds Senior Team, Scotland U19 & was named in the Scotland U20 training squad for the 2016 6 Nations. He also holds a UKCC Level 2 Rugby Coaching & World Rugby Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Qualification.
Matthew has coached various teams across Scotland. In particular, during the 2019/20 season Mathew was part of the coaching team for Dollar Academy U16 that played at BT Murrayfield in the Scottish Cup Final.
After short spells with Aberdeenshire RFC & the Crusaders International Academy in Canterbury New Zealand, Matthew played 4 seasons at Stirling County RFC in the BT Premiership & Super 6. Matthew has returned back to Aberdeen to pursue a career in PE Teaching. He currently plays for Aberdeen Grammar.