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Great Scott named SA’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year

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By ZAC MILBANK

Goodwood Saints President Craig Scott admits his life has turned into a whirlwind since being named South Australia’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year this week.

The long-serving volunteer, who began his association with the Saints as a 14-year-old, has been inundated with well-wishes and media requests but if you ask the 57-year-old, he does it all for the love his club and community.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the senior sergeant with SA Police was recognised for his instrumental role in several off-field projects with the Saints, including the coordination of the club’s sizeable CovidSafe management plan.

In the top job at Goodwood for the past five years, Craig’s willingness to share information for the greater good was underlined by him acting as an advisor to rival clubs in establishing their respective CovidSafe plans.

Passionate about involving all sectors of the local community in Australian Football, Craig has been integral to Goodwood establishing its Women’s program as well as developing its Inclusive team for players with a disability.

Watching all sectors of the football club socialise on a Saturday night is a key highlight for Craig, who has fostered the links between each group from Auskick all the way up to D1 A-grade, the latter winning the 2020 Adelaide Footy League premiership.

Next on Craig’s busy agenda is nurturing the club’s most mature juniors whilst establishing a Women’s Reserves team and a coaching development program involving Port Adelaide star and former West Adelaide junior Hamish Hartlett.