1 April 1970 (age 53)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 21d
Last game: 29y 9d
Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 105 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 10,112th player to appear, 3,051st most games played, 1,754th most goals kickedSydney: 1,191st player to appear, 998th most games played, 1,408th most goals kickedBrisbane: 112th player to appear, 81st most games played, 46th most goals kicked
After playing seven games for Ulverstone in 1987 Dion Scott crossed to TFL Statewide competition club Devonport in 1988, where he enjoyed a fine season, crowned by participation in a grand final win over Glenorchy. A ruckman and key position forward, his 190cm 100kg frame made for an imposing on-field presence.
In 1990 Scott embarked on an AFL career with Sydney. However, it was to be a somewhat frustrating time, as he was persistently blighted by injury, even being forced to spend the entire 1991 season on the sidelines and only playing half a dozen games in three years without registering a goal.
He enjoyed a slightly better time at his next port of call, Brisbane, where he added a final 73 AFL games and 61 goals over seven seasons. Nevertheless, he still suffered quite regular injury woes, and an idea of how much these impeded him can be gauged from the fact that, over the course of his entire career, he underwent no fewer than 32 operations.
Scott twice played state of origin football, for Tasmania in 1993, and the Allies four years later.
In 2000 he joined Redland which was making its debut that year in AFL Queensland’s elite competition. He served as coach of the club for three seasons.
Dion Scott is a member of AFL Tasmania’s official Hall of Fame.
Author - John Devaney