Matt Vassey


I found CrossFit in 2010 after searching “How to get a body like Gerard Butler in the film 300…” True story. Since school I have always been active and involved in competitive sport including rugby, athletics and martial arts. Whilst often described as “not the most natural athlete” I was the first person from my village to swim the width of a swimming pool without a float.

I finally joined CFN in late 2012 after early retirement from rugby through injury and I needed a new challenge to keep me fit. I instantly loved the fact that CrossFit is constantly varied and offers the ability to learn and develop new skills every day.

I have been involved in coaching youth teams and schools through the RFU Tag rugby coaching scheme and I also help out with the CrossFit Kids program at CFN. I love every minute and it’s something I am really passionate about. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a tiny human get their first skin the cat!

Aside from my early swimming success, I have captained Shepherdswell Village Primary School to the 1992 football treble and have been lucky enough to compete in Battle for the Midlands and twice at the BoxRox CrossFit competition.

If you have any questions about science, CrossFit or want to talk about the latest fad on Instagram over a coffee, then I am your man!

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