Matt Haywood

Rower // Men's Squad
Club: Nottingham RC & Burton Leander RC
Hometown: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

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Matt started rowing when he was 12-years-old after coaches from his local rowing club came into school to run a competition.

A few years after he started, Matt’s friends would ask if he would go to the Olympics one day and he would joke with them saying yes with no real intentions, thinking of rowing as a hobby and never believing it could go any further than that.

It wasn’t until he joined the GB Rowing Start program at the age of 17 that the dream of the Olympics started to feel more like a reality. Matt joined the GB senior squad in 2021 and helped qualify the men’s quad for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

When he finishes his career in rowing he wants to travel and see as much of the world as possible.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
4 M4x
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
M4x
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
M4x
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
4 M8+
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
M4x
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
4 M4x
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
5 M2x
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
4 M2x
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Sabaudia, ITA
M8+
2021 World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
Lucerne, SUI
4 in Repechage M1x
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
9 (3 in Final B) M1x
2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
BM4x
2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
BM4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
4
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
M2x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
4
Boat:
M2x
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Sabaudia, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
4 in Repechage
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
9 (3 in Final B)
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
BM4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
BM4x