From: Fairfield/South Melbourne
Number: Unknown (1935), 11 (1942-1944)
Games: 15 (43 total)
Goals: 1 (7 total)
Son of Herb Matthews, and uncle of Herbie. Trained with Melbourne during 1935 but kept playing with Fairfield before being called up for his senior debut. Played in one draw as a wingman, but even though he impressed he missed the next game because of commitments at Fairfield then couldn't force his way back in. He was allowed to return to Fairfield for 1936 while still on Melbourne's books as part of a policy of allowing surplus players to appear for their original side.
Remained on the senior list into the 1937 pre-season but didn't play senior football again until he lined up for South Melbourne in 1938. Matthews left South in 1941 and joined VFA side Preston, before rejoining Melbourne in 1942. He played 14 more games before a fractured ankle during 1944 finished his VFL career. He practised with Preston in the 1945 pre-season before reappearing with Port Melbourne in 1946.