Full Name: MATTHEW FRANCIS
Date of Birth: 29/08/1970
Height: 196 cm ( 6-5 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-8 )
Debut: 28/07/1990, Round 17, Essendon
Last Game: 15/04/1994, Round 4, South Melbourne
Total Games: 19
Total Goals: 13
Total Games: 80
Total Goals: 38
Matthew is a tall, lightly-built utility who moves well. A versatile player, Matthew can play in either defence or attack . In his first year with Richmond he was a member of the Under 19 Premiership side. In 1993 , he was restricted to a handful of Reserves games due to injury problems ; however , he regained senior selection for the early games in 1994. Matthew spent 1995 with the Reserves , before crossing to Collingwood at the end of 1995.
Ballan U/12-U/17 ( Honours - Premiership U/17, Best & Fairest U/14 Twice ) ; Ballan Seniors 1988, Games 3 ; St Pat's Ballarat 1988.