Our first entry into the 2010-2019 Men’s Team of The Decade as a Bench Defender is Matt Donnan. Matt is the 2016 Best and Fairest Winner, and a previous coach provides a recollection of his performances with the Club below :
I first saw Matt Donnan playing for Duncan Ryan’s senior team in the Provisional 3 South East League back in 2012. The first thing that I noticed about him was that he was an excellent passer of the ball , rarely did he give away possession.
Back then he was young , lean , and raw but already it was plain to see he was to become a really good player. Strong in the air , hard in the tackle , he had the finesse when he had the ball to distribute it cleanly and efficiently. Fast forward to 2019 and although Matt has played sporadically the State 4 squad this year because of his work commitments ,when he has played he has been a great inclusion for the team. A natural leader by his actions rather than words , he is admired
by both his team mates and coaching staff. Congratulations on making the Melbourne Uni SC squad of the decade Matt.
– George Traikovski, Senior Coach