Matt Rossiter

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 25th Sep 1989 (28 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Hometown: Newbury

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

Matt Rossiter enjoyed a highly successful junior and U23 international rowing career, but suffered a major back injury in 2011 which took 2 patient years to recover from.

Matt Rossiter made a convincing return to the sport, joining Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames and winning the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016.

Matt started rowing at Abingdon School in 2004, and quickly showed his talent by earning selection for the M4- that won gold at the 2007 World Rowing Junior Championships in Beijing.

Immersing himself in rowing whilst at Durham University, Matt raced in the U23 M8+ in Brandenburg in 2008, finishing fifth, and won a bronze medal in the same boat the following year, as well as three golds at the Sydney Youth Olympic Games. He concluded his U23 career in 2010 by winning a fine silver medal in the M4- at the World Championships.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2017
M4-
European Rowing Championships
2017 5th M2-
European Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Lucerne M4-
2017 Poznan M4-
2017 Belgrade M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
M2-
World U23 Rowing Championships
2010 M4-
2009 M8+
2008 5th M8+
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2010
M4-
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2009
M8+
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2008
5th
M8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2017 2nd M2-
2016 1st M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2017
2nd
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
1st
M2-

Beyond the Boat

Away from training Matt likes to relax with a good crime drama – Tom Hardy’s theatrical Taboo, along with Broadchurch and Luther are recent favourites. He also enjoys following the activities of adventurers, and lists doctor or professional explorer as possible career options after rowing.

Matt’s favourite holiday destination is Cornwall. Though he admits there are more glamorous places to visit, he says: “I love surfing and being in the sea and Cornwall has some stunning beaches and breaks. I’ve been going there with my family for 25 years.”

Matt would invite Jonny Wilkinson, David Knott and Ernest Shackleton to his dream dinner party. After racing he likes to pack away 20 McDonalds nuggets along with a massive milkshake. Not many people know that he loads his toast with butter, marmite and ketchup: “delicious.”

Matt is Lottery funded through UK Sport.