• LocationBirmingham
  • PositionTailback
  • Squad Number10
  • Debut date
10

2015 Bio:

Half-Back Ruth Matta’s blistering stats this season – 816 yards and 19 touchdowns – do most of the talking, but just to ensure we’re all clear Matta is the UK’s premier Running Back: her poise and patience compliment her footwork and pace and for a pocket-battleship she’s tough too. Matta’s incredibly consistent club delivery was in full effect across the course of the summer too when for Great Britain, she starred and gained MVP honours (vs Finland) at IFAF’s recent European Championships.

2014 Bio:

Ruth is the Lions’go to’ half-back. A threat from anywhere on the field her natural athletic ability has made her one of the team’s most dangerous finishers: with an inch of room she is a threat, with a little more she is deadly. Her raft of quick-fire scores in the 2014 National Sapphire Finals broke opposition hearts whilst paving the way for Lions’ victory.

Club Honours:

– 2014 Offensive Player of the Year

– 2015 Offensive Player of the Year (North Team)

– 2016 Positional Leader

International Honours:

– 2014 Great Britain vs Sweden (W); MVP (Offense)

– 2015 Great Britain vs Russia, IFAF European Championships Qualifier (W); MVP (Offense)

– 2015 Great Britain vs Germany, Sweden, Finland, IFAF European Championships (W/W/L); European Silver Medallist; MVP (vs Finland (Offense)); Championship All-Star


Image courtesy of, and with thanks to, Garry Charles Photography, © MyLonelyTreeMedia.