Meet Matt Bryant. Matt is a former member of the New Zealand Senior Men's team.
Matt has been playing and involved in the NZ national team programmes since January 2008. His sporting prowess included two years in the Wellington U20 Development rubgy team. He grew up in Wellington playing for Hutt Water Polo. His move to Canterbury was welcomed and has been an important figure in our sport, most recently coaching a team to the clubs first national gold medal since the earthquakes, the Under 21 Mens team.
Matt's influence comes from both Liz Burman, who coached him at Hutt for a number of his formative years, and Josef Sike in the middle of his playing career. Josef coached Matt 2011-2015 while playing at Hutt for the senior men, and 2013-2014 while in the national mens team.
While only recently stepping down from the board to focus on his growing family, he was a valued member of the Board.
Matt currently plays for the Canterbury Mens team. His coaching involvement remins with the under 21 mens side, and continues to support the sport.
See below a detailed of Matts hitsory in the sport.