Mathew Goggin was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1974; a place he still calls home.
Excelling in many different activities in his teenage years what is less known about Mathew is that he was a standout student before making the decision to pursue a career in professional golf. As a student at the Friends School he developed an entrepreneurial spirit which has led him to build the Mat Goggin Foundation; a foundation that aims to encourage entrepreneurship using a formula of scholarships for further education through demonstrated entrepreneurial endeavour, and all for the purpose of instilling self belief in Tasmanian youth.
The MGF, became a Charitable Scholarship Trust in February 2009. Within the first months of operation the MGF was supporting Tasmanian youth with scholarship assistance for furthering their education.
In August 2009 the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) endorsed the (MGF) as a deductible gift recipient after the ATO recognised that the Foundation is delivering something uniquely special to school age Tasmanians 15 – 19 years old. It is hoped that this endorsement status will be a means to generate significant scholarship money in the years ahead, all funds of which will be used to reward young entrepreneurial people.