Celebrating Graduate Matthew Peart

Celebrating Graduate Matthew Peart

Redbacks captain Matthew Peart is set to graduate with a wealth of experience on the back of his involvement with RMIT Sport.

Matthew Peart will graduate next week with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management) degree.

Coming into his program at 18 years of age, Matt spent the following five years navigating setbacks to set himself up for a successful future.

It was outside the classroom though, where Matt found his purpose at RMIT.

Immersing himself into his tennis, Matt has spent the past couple of years heavily involved with RMIT Sport, something he said gave him a sense of belonging.

“Becoming a part of the RMIT Sports program has helped me develop immensely, including developing my leadership skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills,” Matt said.

“It's given me more confidence in myself and will give me the experience to continue to put myself out there, try new things and keep developing as a person.”

From participating in the RMIT v UTS Derby in 2022, to travelling with the redbacks to multiple UniSport Nationals, sport was quick to become a big part of Matt’s identity at RMIT.

At the 2022 Nationals in Perth, Matt helped guide his team to the gold medal home in the Men’s Tennis event.

Group of people pose for photo in front of a black and red banner Matt (Top row, third from right) celebrating with his tennis team at a Redbacks awards night.

His experience and leadership qualities led to him being selected as the male Redbacks captain for the 2023 Nationals on the Gold Coast, an experience Matt said was unforgettable.

“Captaining the 2023 RMIT Sport Nationals squad alongside Steph Calabrese and leading such a great group of people for a week in Gold Coast was an experience I’ll never forget,” he said.

“It’s time that I will always cherish.”

Along with all his success with RMIT Sport, Matt is grateful for his overall experience at RMIT.

University has allowed me to grow as a person so much in five years.

“If I look back to my 18-year-old self, I didn’t have any of the memories, friendships or experiences that I have now.”

“I can’t believe how much I am going to miss everyone and those experiences.”

Hear directly from Matt about his tennis journey with the Redbacks Pod, the all-new place for RMIT student athlete voice and insight.

Episode 2: Tennis

06 December 2023


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