BRAD SCOTT is the current Senior Coach of the North Melbourne Kangaroos and had a number of afl trading cards issue during his playing career. An extensive range of AFL Trading Cards are available at qualityafltradingcards.com.
Brad (Hawthorn) and his identical twin brother, Chris Scott (Brisbane), were recruited in the 1994 AFL Draft, with Brad being taken at Pick no. 60. Brad was de-listed in 1995 without having played an AFL game, however he was re-drafted by Hawthorn in the 1996 Draft.
Brad Scott debuted in the 1997 season, and made a very solid contribution by playing the entire 22 Games. The Hawthorn Club decided to trade Scott after the 1997 Season, to the Brisbane Lions, where he joined his brother Chris and played out his career in Brisbane. He played 146 Games for Brisbane from 1998 to 2006, and his AFL tally on retirement was 168 AFL Games and 45 Goals.
Brad and Chris Scott were formidable members of the Brisbane Lions defence, and were renowned for their courage and fearless attack on the ball and their rugged aggression towards opposition forwards. The Scott Brothers were two of the hardest players in the AFL, and were integral members of the Brisbane Lions Premiership victories in 2001 and 2002.
Brad Scott battled numerous injuries throughout his career, and a lesser player would not have contributed as effectively, nor for the 10 years that Scott played at the highest level.
Shortly after his retirement as a player in 2006, the Collingwood Magpies appointed Brad Scott as their Development Coach, primarily working with the Clubs younger players, many of whom are now an integral part of the resurgent Magpies line-up. Prior to the 2009 Finals Series , Scott was signed as Senior Coach of the North Melbourne Kangaroos for Season 2010, on a 3 year deal.
The Kangaroos have proven to be very inconsistent in Season 2010, having a break-through win for Scott over the West Coast Eagles in Round 3, and it is evident that Scotts influence on the players attack on the ball will prove most beneficial to the Kangaroos during his Coaching tenure, and of acute benefit to the Kangaroos youthful Playing Group. We would expect more consistency from the Team later in 2010, with re-building of a powerful Team Unit to bear fruit during 2011 and beyond.
Brad Scott has the experience, endeavour and knowledge to mould the Kangaroos into a Finals Team within 3 Years, and the Club needs to support him steadfastly during this time.
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