Vale – Alan Scott

Born 5 July 1939 Passed Away 15 July 2018

1967 Premiership winner, Alan Scott, sadly passed away on Sunday 15 July, aged 79.

Alan partnered Bob McCarthy in the South Sydney second row during the 1967 Grand Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Coached by Immortal, Clive Churchill, Souths defeated Canterbury 12-10 to take the title.

Alan was born and grew up at Redfern and attended St. Benedict’s school at Broadway. He began playing with the Alexandria Rovers junior club and came into grade with South Sydney in 1959. He made his first grade debut in 1960 and scored his first try in the top grade at Redfern Oval on 22 May 1960 in the 17-4 win over Newtown. After two seasons with Souths, he accepted an offer to join Manly and had three seasons at Brookvale, playing 24 first grade games, mainly as a centre. 

In 1965, he was the captain/coach of the Alexandria Rovers A grade side and led them to a grand final win. In 1966, Alan rejoined the Rabbitohs and played 24 more first grade matches between 1966 and 1969. His last season was 1970, when he captained the South Sydney reserve grade team. All together, Alan played 53 first grade games (29 with Souths and 24 for Manly).

With South Sydney, he played a total of 104 grade games. St. George were minor premiers in 1967, with Souths just one competition point behind them. Alan played strongly in the major semi-final when Souths beat St. George 13-8.

Alan and his wife, Joy, were married for 57 years. The couple have two daughters, Justine and Vanessa, along with six grandchildren. His funeral will be held on Monday 23 July, at 12.30pm in the South Chapel at Rookwood Cemetery, Hawthorne Street, Rookwood.

The Men of League Foundation extends its sympathy to Alan’s family and his many friends.

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