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27 August 2022
A legend of the Collingwood Football Club, Scott has played more than 350 games since his debut back in 2006 as a rookie from the Gippsland region
The Magpies long term captain, Scott has done it all in the AFL.
A Premiership winner in 2010, in which he also won the Norm Smith Medal. A six time all Australian, Collingwood’s games record holder, three Anzac Day Medals and voted by the AFLPA best captain in 2020.
This year, he has guided the Magpies into another finals series and the Pies faithful will be hoping he can lead the club towards another AFL Grand Final.
When he’s not playing footy Scott loves nothing more than spending time with his two young children, Jax (5) and Darcy (2) and wife Alex.
In fact Jax’s told us “Dad always likes to play games with me outside and go for big bike rides. I also love walking home with him after games of footy and doing swimming back at his club with all his team mates”.
Family means everything to Scott and he felt that when Covid impacted the footy season.
“I remember being away from my family for six weeks and leaving my kids at our house and saying goodbye and not knowing how soon I would see them again, it broke me. I was in tears driving to the club that day just thinking about them”
As a dad Scott is very balanced and always gives up so much time for us as a family and no matter how his footy is going he is always in a good mood with the kids and me.
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