Partner’s name: Alex
Child’s name: Jax 2

Collingwood’s captain courageous, Scott has played almost 300 games for his beloved Magpies since debuting in the 2006 season and has a list of achievements which rank him among the greats of the famous club. Scott etched his name into Pies folklore winning the Norm Smith Medal as the best on ground during the club’s 2010 premiership triumph.The midfielder is also a five time All Australian and five time winner of the Copeland Trophy as Collingwood’s Best and Fairest player. And sharing all his achievements now is wife Alex and two-year-old son Jax. “Everything we now do is about Jax and trying to bring him up the right way,” Scott said. “It’s exciting finishing training and jumping in the car and then going home knowing he’ll be super excited to see me and we can spend the afternoon together.”

Do you find it hard spending time away from Jax during the season? Yeh I do. Especially with travel and training camps it seems like he grows up so much when I’m gone even if it’s just 3-4 days, I’m fortunate that I’ve a good schedule with footy so I can spend all my afternoons throughout the week with him and some morning time also. - Scott

On game days, do you like to relax with him or do you try to keep away from the family? Yeh, relax at home with him and he’ll come to all my day games and having him down in the rooms post game regardless of the result is awesome. He’ll always want kick the footy and play games down there. - Scott

Do you have a memorable moment with him at this early stage? For my 250th game he came along and I took him through the banner which was really cool. Now he is a bit older just post games and kicking balls with him after the game is always fun. - Scott

What are your home duties with Jax? Bath time and kicking the footy and shooting hoops and playing tennis are some of the duties I prefer doing with him. Reading books and bed time are also good fun. - Scott

What is your favourite activity with the him when you have downtime? Just seeing him have fun and that might be playing at a park or kicking the footy upstairs or playing tennis in the hall way. Whenever he starts giggling and laughing it’s always a fun time. - Scott

Favourite family holiday or getaway? Noosa and Port Douglas, nice warm weather and Jax loves the beach so we spend plenty of time in the sun and being active. - Scott

What’s the best thing about being a dad? Just being able to watch my little man grow up with his own traits and personality is cool and being able to see him develop and figure things out I also enjoy. - Scott


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