Full Name: SCOTT TURNER
Date of Birth: 31/05/1970
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 99 kg
Debut: 23/03/1991, Round 1, St Kilda
Last Game: 27/08/1999, Round 22, Carlton
Total Games: 144
Total Goals: 33
Scott was a full-back originally recruited from Ararat via Melbourne, where he played two night and several reserve and Under/19 games. He was impressive in 1991, his debut year with Richmond and went on to win the Best First Year Player award. He moved well and was a very good kick. In 1992 he started at full-back but was switched to centre-half-forward where he scored 5 goals in a game against North Melbourne. In 1994 he returned to full-back and played an important part in Richmond's revival. He played very positive, attacking football often running off opposing forwards and backing his judgement. His height, mobility and new found confidence greatly strengthened a previously fragile defence.
In 1995 Scott was playing grand football until a mid-season suspension forced him to miss several games. When he returned to the seniors it took him several games to recapture his form. He played a superb game on Hawthorn champion Jason Dunstall in the latter part of the season, keeping him goalless. In 1993 Scott had the misfortune to strike Dunstall in top form when the Hawk champion finished with 17 goals. He played an important part in Richmond's semi-final victory over Essendon, starting the game at full-back and being moved to forward after half-time. He kicked two valuable goals and also delivered a bone crunching hip and shoulder to Essendon's Garry O'Donnell. His 1996 season was cut short due to a knee injury.
Warriors Juniors 1976-86, Games 138 ( Honours - Club U/13 Best & Fairest, Competition U/13 & U/16 Best & Fairest, Competition Leading Goalkicker U/13 & U/16 ; Ararat 1987-88, 1990, Games 44