August 11th, 2017 by Matthew Phillips

Matthew is excited to announce that he has a new home wall and sponsor with the fantastic Oakwood Climbing Centre in Wokingham. Oakwood which opened less than a year ago has already raised the standard in indoor climbing centres and become a very popular climbing venue. "I am really pleased to be supported by such an outstanding centre and look forward to training regularly on their first class facilities". Said Matthew.

Oakwood is set in the countryside just outside Wokingham, Berkshire and boasts many top quality facilities including one of the longest competition walls in the UK, top out boulder islands, circuit board, lattice board, fingerboards, campus boards, Auto-belays, Top-rope and lead walls. It also has mini boulder walls and slide for children large and small. After climbing you can relax in their cafe with its large view window onto the climbing arena and under floor heating.

Tony Pudner, the man behind the formation of the centre said "Matt is a shining example of someone who has succeeded at the highest levels of climbing despite obstacles that life dealt him. You tell him why something can't be done and he will show you how it can. He will be an inspiration to young people, and we look forward to his future participation and involvement at the Oakwood Climbing Centre"

Why not come down and check out the centre, you may see Matthew training for his latest competition.

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January 1st, 2017 by Matthew Phillips

I am pleased to announce a new sponsor for 2017 in additional to my existing sponsors Surrey Summit, Climbskin UK and BattleOats. I am proud to announce that Scarpa UK will be supporting me during 2017. It’s a great honour to be chosen by such a prestigious company within the climbing community.

Scarpa produce a range of performance footwear catering for lifestyle, approach, trek, mountain, climb and ski activities. Based in Asolo, Italy Scarpa have been producing hand made boots since 1930 and continue to lead the way in product development with new exciting models and collections continuingly being unveiled. Scarpa has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956 who remain at the forefront of the business. 

Scarpa have a wide range of climbing shoes which are constantly at the cutting edge of both design and performance. You can view the full range at www.scarpa.co.uk

Scarpa support Matthew with both climbing and approach footwear.

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