Scott Humbled By Players’ & Fans’ Recognition

Oct 20, 2019 by

Boisterous Brisbane Strikers’ goalkeeper Bon Scott concedes he is humbled after being recognised with two major club awards.

The 22-year-old was a double winner on Friday night at the annual club Presentation Evening held at Perry Park – winning the Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year.

The awards further a stand-out year for the gloveman, who continues to draw interest from Hyundai A-League clubs on the back of his heroics in the club’s record-breaking FFA Cup campaign.

His contributions this season were underscored with both awards based on collated votes from his teammates and from the club’s fans.

Scott said the awards were another highlight of what proved a remarkable first season with Brisbane Strikers, where he played all but one match across the National Premier Leagues and FFA Cup campaigns.

“It has been a great year and I am truly honoured to be part of this club,” Scott said, “It is the best club in Queensland in my opinion.”

“It’s truly humbling to be recognised by my peers as the Player’s Player and also to be acknowledged by the fans as Supporters’ Player.”

“I am really grateful to everyone that voted for me and grateful to everyone at the club for their support this year.”

To that end, Scott singled out the contribution of Brisbane Strikers Goalkeeping Coach Steve O’Connor.

“Steve was one of the reasons I came to the club and he made the year so enjoyable on and off the field.”

“He has really helped my game but he is also a great bloke and I can’t thank him enough for the work he has put in.”

Previously part of Newcastle Jets in the Foxtel Y-League, Scott has been clear in his ambitions to make a mark in professional football sooner rather than later.

In a mixed blessing for Brisbane Strikers supporters, he revealed that he has received interest from Hyundai A-League clubs.

“I’ve got an opportunity coming up but I think it is respectful to all parties to not say too much,” he said.

“But I will say I’ve always been determined to push on to the next level and I am working hard so I can give it my best shot.”

Brisbane Strikers head coach Owen Baker said he wasn’t surprised to see the charismatic Scott win the popular vote amongst his teammates and the club’s supporters.

“The fantastic thing with Bon is the confidence he brings to everyone he plays with,” Baker said.

“As the year went on he built a great relationship with the back four and, obviously, he made some massive saves in some massive games for us.”

Baker added that he believes Scott can eventually make his mark in the national top tier and beyond.

“His performances this year have earned him some A-League trials already and I have no doubt if he continues those performances he can perform at that level.”

“As a club we are always eager to see our players advance to higher levels and we sincerely hope Bon will get there,” Baker concluded.

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