Matthew Pearce

Cape Town based Matthew is a Rugby Commentator and Golf Presenter on MNet’s Supersport Channel.

He is a three-time SAB Sports Media Award winner, including having been named ‘TV Sports Commentator of the Year’. He is also a three-time winner of the SASOL Award for Rugby Broadcasting.

Matthew’s interest in business has found him a home at a Cape Town-based boutique fund manager.

He has edited Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated and Compleat Golfer Magazine and he authored and edited Gary Player’s 50 Years at the Masters.

As an MC, his clients have included: Coca-Cola, Nedbank, Sun International, Vodacom, Pick ‘n Pay, SAB Miller, HSBC Bank in London and Pam Golding Properties.

Having toured with the Springboks since the end of 2008, Matt has many great stories involving the players and away-from-the-field material.

Having been born, raised and educated in Cape Town, he studied Industrial Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Marketing through the Business Science Faculty at UCT and during his time at university, he was asked by a friend to help him to do some freelance reporting for the local newspapers on rugby, cricket and golf and he eventually became the official golf writer for the Cape Times newspaper whilst he was still in university.

Matthew did his first live rugby commentary on SABC radio on his 22nd birthday during his mid-year exams in his final year of his degree; a clear indication of the direction in which his career would head in the future.