Scott, 27, has been classified in swimming and athletics but has progressed rapidly in football, competing at the National Football Championships, winning 3 silver medals, ranking 9th in the world for the past 3 years and named number 1 striker for the Pararoos.
Scott has been classified in athletics and swimming, however he has never competed in any other sports because he has progressed rapidly in football, competing at the National Football Championships, winning 3 silver medals, ranking 9th in the world for the past 3 years and named number 1 striker for the Pararoos.
Scott acquired his disability through a brain injury from a stroke, doing a workout at the gym, at the age of 22 (in 2008). His left side was completely paralysed but with intense rehab Scott has regained most of his movement back to his left side. Since his stroke, he has been diagnosed with a rare eye disease, classifying him as legally blind.
Scott started playing football at the age of 5 in Mackay and has played ever since and then picked up disabled football after his stroke, playing for Frenchville and at the Festival of Football in 2010. Scott has been competing on a national and international level for the past 3 years.
The greatest sporting achievement for Scott was to play for the Australian National Paralympic Football Team at the World Championships, starting in midfield and assisting in three goals to achieve a Victory against Spain, 3-4. This was an achievement for Australia, as the team has never defeated Spain in any International tournament prior to this. Scott has also been named co-captain for the Pararoos football team this year.
Scotts sporting goals are to play for a gold medal at the Paralympics, win gold at the National Football Championships, to be the best player and to be role model for junior athletes to follow in his footsteps.