27 March 1990
2007 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 22
2008 AFL Debut
2012 Best and Fairest
Playing originally for Bendigo Pioneers and Sandhurst Football Club, Scott Selwood is capable of playing in either a midfield or defensive position. Scott finished top ten in the 2007 AFL National Draft camp beep test, with a 14.7 result. Scott also represented Vic Country in the 2007 NAB AFL U18 Championship as a bottom age player and was selected as an All-Australian. The young gun finished with an average of 21 disposals in the competition, and topped his year off with 32 disposals against Vic Metro.
The youngest Selwood brother is a determined player who has excellent endurance and is known for his ability to read the play. He is aggressive and fearless in his attack on the ball and very good at the stoppages. Scott is now the fourth brother to be drafted; Troy (Brisbane), Adam (West Coast), and Joel (Geelong). Scott made his debut in the Round 3 western derby against Fremantle in 2008 and continued to play nine games in a solid start to his AFL career. The emerging midfielder entered his second season with more size and patience and played a total of 14 games throughout the season.
In 2010, Scott’s permanent role in the West Coast side was further highlighted through the 20 games he played. Scott averaged 19 disposals and 8.4 tackles per game (the fourth highest tackle per game average in the AFL), for a total of 67 (the third highest total in the AFL) during the 2011 season.
Scott continued into 2012 demonstrating how much of a disciplined midfielder he is. He featured in all of West Coast’s games and averaged 24 possessions in each. Scott has been touted as one of the league’s ‘shut down specialists’ and did everything to prove this tag in 2012. He capped off a stellar year by winning the West Coast Eagles club champion award. 2013 will see Scott further his playing abilities as he continually challenges the big names of midfield in AFL.