Born in Surrey, Matt Blandford began playing rugby at Ashford rugby club aged 11.
Matt was granted a sports scholarship to Tonbridge School aged 13, based on his academic, Javelin throwing and rugby abilities.
In athletics he won several medals at national level in Javelin, and was 2010 UK Champion for Discus. After starting to concentrate on Discus in May 2012, he quickly developed into UK Schools and AAA Champion, represented England in July 2012, and has gone on to set the 3rd best throw of all time in the UK, and is currently no.6 in the world at under 18 level.
In rugby, Blandford qualified for Middlesex in 2011, which was followed by selection through to England As/South in April 2012. He was selected for England U17s squad in August 2012, and in March 2013 played against Georgia. He also took part in 2013 U18 Premiership season for Wasps.
Matt has been developed by Wasps since the age of 13.
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