Lives: Morningside, QLD
Job: Scaffolder / Massage Therapist
Local Club: Yeronga South Brisbane Football Club
Position: Full Forward / Ruck
AFL Team: Port Adelaide
Matt Eagles is a 199cm big friendly giant from South Australia. Currently living in Queensland and working as a scaffolder and massage therapist, Matt avoids confrontation and is sure to be a peace keeper in the house. After seeing friends like Jared Polac and Jared Petrenko succeed in the AFL, Matt is angry at himself for choosing partying with his mates over footy in his younger days. Now as a 26 year old, this is perhaps his last chance to give it one more crack. With a dad who barracks for Collingwood, and a mother who is a Carlton supporter, Matt is “absolutely blown away” to have Mick Malthouse coaching him, and says his parents are just as excited.