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WELCOME LIAM SCOTT

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Liam Scott (in red) began his football career at junior level in Tasmania. It was something he enjoyed and grew fonder of the game as he progressed through the junior ranks. He showed enough talent to be selected for the Tasmanian State team at under 13 and under 14 level and was named captain. He was also named the NTC captain.
His senior career began in Tasmania with the State’s oldest club South Hobart, a club established in 1910. He played at NPL level in Tasmania and was named the team’s Vice-Captain. Even though he was part of the losing team in the first ever NPL Grand Final in 2013, Scott had a great season with South Hobart and was always a mainstay of the team. 

He loves being involved in the FFA Cup and has twice been involved in great cup runs that saw his team reach the round of 32 in 2014 and 2015. Sadly for his Tassie club both matches ended in penalty shoot-out defeats. In 2014 it was Tuggeranong United that edged out South after a 1-1 draw, but it was the following year in the game against Sydney United 58 that is remembered most. On this occasion South Hobart almost pull off one of the biggest upsets in the cup’s history when they held United 58 to a 3-3 draw at Edensor Park. As in the previous year the South Hobart boys couldn’t convert their kicks from the penalty spot.

In his time with South Hobart Liam Scott played several times against Victorian teams including South Melbourne. This wetted his appetite to come over to Melbourne and try his hand at a higher level. He joined Green Gully and then moved on to Moreland Zebras where he held his own. He returned to the Apple Isle where he played for Launceston City.

The 26 year old can play in a variety of positions, but is natural fullback. Scott has also done well when asked to play as centre-back or central defensive midfield role.

We welcome Liam Scott to the club and wish him all the best in his career with the Georgies.

Liam told the club “I’m excited to start my journey with a prestigious club in Australian football, and also proud to be a part of the Georgie’s’ resurgence”.

Coach Corey Smith said this when he signed Scott: “Signing Liam gives us an experienced player who is top quality and has NPL experience in Victoria and Tasmania. He will have a massive impact within the squad I have no doubt”.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2018 13:13