Getting to know…Matthew Nash

All you need to know about Newcastle Jets goal keeper, Matthew Nash.

Matthew Nash fits the ‘late bloomers- category, having tried persistently to get a break with an A-League Club prior to signing with the Jets in 2010.

After a strong pre-season, the 30-year-old will compete strongly with Ben Kennedy for the number 1 spot this year.

He was a personal trainer until the start of this year but let-s find out a little more about Matthew…

FULL NAME: Matthew Nash BIRTHPLACE: Orange AGE: 30 NICKNAME: Nashy PREVIOUS CLUBS: Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC, Apia-Leichardt Tigers FC REPRESENTATIVE HONORS: Australian Schoolboys CHILDHOOD FOOTBALL HERO: Mark Bosnich SUPERSTITIONS: Red Bull before games… (It gives me wings!) TYPICAL MATCHDAY MEAL: Pasta FAVOURITE FOODS: Everything and anything HOBBIES: Golf, XBOX (COD), and personal training and fitness FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Anywhere that has sun and a beach FAVOURITE TV SHOW/S: Becker, Family Guy, Entourage FAVOURITE MUSIC: Michael Jackson FAVOURITE FILM: Top Gun BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: John Crawley WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET? Ex-Chelsea and Leeds United midfielder Vinni Jones. He-s even been on UK Big Brother finishing in third place behind Dane Bowers and Alex Reid!