Mat Costa

Mat CostaPlace of birth: Melbourne

Sporting career highlights: representing Victoria at the Australasian ISSF Nationals in January 2015.

At what age did you start seriously training and competing in your sport?

18.

What got you started in the sport?

The love for it.

Are other family members involved in sport? 

My father.

Who has been the biggest influence in your sporting career?

My coach, Lauryn Mark. Training with her and competing along side her was inspirational.

Who has been the biggest influence in your academic life?

My father, he has always explained to me how important an education is.

How do you relax? Do you have other life interests outside your sport?

I own horses. Me and my girlfriend are involved with horses, both competing and leisure.

What is one thing that might surprise readers to learn about you?

That I have been shooting since the age of eight on my farm.

What is your favourite food? Movie? Music/performer?

Chicken parma, American Sniper. Best performer is country singer Luke Brian.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

Get an education.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

If you need something done, do it yourself.