The longest-serving member of the Werribee coaching panel, Matthew returned to Avalon Airport Oval in 2015 after a previous stint as forward coach under Simon Atkins and Paul Satterley from 2009 to 2011. He initially served as bench coach on return before taking up his current role as midfield coach in 2017.
Away from Werribee, Matthew held senior coaching roles with Barwon Heads in the Bellarine Football League from 2007 to 2008 and with Lara in the Geelong Football League from 2012 to 2014.
A star forward in his playing days, Kershaw spent time on the AFL lists of Geelong (1989 to 1991) and St Kilda (1996) before playing with Port Melbourne in the VFL from 1996 to 1998. He also played in GFL premierships with Lara and North Shore.