Tullio DeMatteis played his early football for Rostrevor College and Payneham/Norwood Union. He represented the Norwood Under 16's in 2009 and 2010, progressing through to the Under 18's in 2011, and the Reserves in 2012. He was also a member of the Rostrevor College First 18.
A quick wingman/half-back flanker, "Tools" had a solid 2013 in which he played 16 games for the Norwood Reserves. In the same year he also made his senior debut against East Fremantle in the Foxtel Cup series.
De Matteis made six League appearances in 2014 and travelled to the Patersons Stadium in Perth for the Foxtel Cup clash against East Perth.
He continued to play for the Reserves, but joined the Rostrevor Old Collegians (SAAFL) late in the 2015 season.
In 2017 he was an important player in the Rostrevor Old Collegians Division 1 Grand Final victory against Payneham/Norwood Union.
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