In terms of the nickname;
Whilst undertaking a pre game pitch inspection of a particularly muddy centre square one Saturday in 1994 dressed in thongs, tank top and tack suit pants Matt’s then coach Jimmy Naylor commented that it looked like there was a ‘Blonde Rwandan out in the centre of park 10’ see picture attached for scale. It coincided with the Rwandan Genocides but fortunately Gen Z don’t know that.
Matt was responsible for ‘mentoring’ the current A grade Team Manager Craig Evo Evans during his humble days in the Scum. Don’t let Bunny Warren tell you he taught him anything, his contribution was like a football hazing ceremony most Saturdays.
Other services included;
Club Letters 2008
Outstanding service award 2010
Team Manager/ Assistant Coach Scum 2007 – 2011
Boundary Umpire Scum 2014 – 2021 [excluding nasty northern games]
Fill in player for Mawson Lakes, Brahma Lodge and Athelstone but only when playing against the Scum.
Nickname: The Blonde Rwandan
· 1997 – D8N – The Chardonnay Socialists
· 1996 – A4R – Paul Garson & The Hayburners
· 1994 – A8R – Jimmy and the Gang
· 2013 – 8R – The Scum
Total Games Played: 207
B Grade Games Played: 1
Games Won (Stat Recorded Games): 121
Total Goals Kicked: 54
Most Goals Kicked In A Game: 3 – Sat 31st May 1997, against C.B.C.O.C. at Park 10. Win: 298 to 1. E Grade – The Chardonnay Socialists. Played at Midfield.
Total Club Votes Since 1980: 230
Jugs of Beer (BOG Amount): 18
Last Jug Of Beer: Sat 24th May 2008, against Mitcham at Hawthorn Oval. Win: 65 to 41. G Grade – The Scum. Played at Midfield.
Position Most Selected As: Midfield, 52 times
Position Second Most Selected As: Interchange, 51 times
First Known Game: Sat 17th Apr 1993, against Scotch O.C. at Unley Oval. Loss: 16 to 161. F Grade – Sgt Schultz & the Know Nothings. Played at Back Pocket.
Last Known Game: Sat 15th Apr 2017, against N/A at N/A. Win: 71 to 47. G Grade – The Scum. Played at Interchange.
Biggest Winning Margin: 297 – Sat 31st May 1997, against C.B.C.O.C. at Park 10. Win: 298 to 1. E Grade – The Chardonnay Socialists. Played at Midfield.