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Key Facts

Full name
Scott Watters

Known as
Scott Watters

Born
25 January 1969 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 100d
Last game: 27y 212d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
West Coast; Sydney; Fremantle

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 13
Sydney: 10
Fremantle: 2

Recruited from
West Coast (1993); Sydney (1995)

Scott Watters

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastV/AFL1989-199246130.2865%11.046.592.268
SydneyAFL1993-199437110.3014%10.359.622.038
FremantleAFL1995-19962660.2331%9.159.502.315
V/AFL1989-1996109300.2839%10.368.312.1921
Total1989-1996109300.2839%10.368.312.1921

AFL: 10,029th player to appear, 2,144th most games played, 2,938th most goals kickedWest Coast: 52nd player to appear, 110th most games played, 132nd most goals kickedSydney: 1,235th player to appear, 418th most games played, 461st most goals kickedFremantle: 21st player to appear, 140th most games played, 140th most goals kicked

After winning South Fremantle’s 1987 best and fairest award Scott Watters was drafted by West Coast a year later. He would go on to play 46 V/AFL games and kick 13 goals for the Eagles between 1989 and 1992. Not blessed with an abundance of pace he nevertheless had plenty of nous and, playing either as a rover or centreman, typically picked up a large number of possessions.

Watters played in West Coast’s losing grand final team of 1991 but failed to obtain a place in the 1992 premiership team after sustaining an injury late in the season. Still widely acknowledged as an important player for the Eagles it was somewhat surprising when he was traded to Sydney for whom his 37 games (for 11 goals) in 1993-4 included some of his best ever football.

When the Fremantle Football Club was launched in 1995 Scott Watters was a high profile signing but a succession of injuries and dips in form meant that he failed fully to do himself justice. He played 26 games and registered six goals in his two season stint with the Dockers after which he retired from AFL football but continued with South Fremantle until 1998. He played 92 games for South as well as making half a dozen appearances for West Australian state combinations.

After his retirement Watters spent time in the media and also coached Subiaco from 2007 to 2009 and St Kilda in 2012-13.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia articles

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.