Meet The Team - Matt Holland
Get to know Matt Holland. Read his tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare and much more.
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Did you know?
- Matt has a Sport and Exercise Science degree from Leeds University.
- Playing domestically for Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, he admits the perfect way to relax is with a coffee in town or a trip down to the beach.
- Away from water polo, he is a big football and cricket fan and used to watch Crystal Palace and Surrey CCC when he was growing up in West London.
Matt made his senior team debut in 2008 at the European A Championship qualification tournament in Dubrovnik. Later in the year he was part of the British junior team to qualify for the European Junior Championship Finals where they finished 13th. He has continued to thrive since breaking in to the team, competing as part of the British team as they finished fourth at the European B Championships in Switzerland and winning best goalkeeper at another international tournament in Istanbul. He was part of the squad for European A Qualifiers last season and World League qualifiers this year and has played professionally for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and French outfit Aix-en-Provence over the past two seasons.