Scott Watters

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Scott Watters
Personal information
Full name Scott Watters
Date of birth (1969-01-25) 25 January 1969 (age 48)
Original team(s) South Fremantle (WAFL)
Height / weight 175 cm / 82 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989–1992 West Coast 046 (13)
1993–1994 Sydney 037 (11)
1995–1996 Fremantle 026 0(6)
Total 109 (30)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1988–1993 Western Australia 6 (3)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2007–2009 Subiaco 68 (53–15–0)
2008–2009 Western Australia 2 (2–0–0)
2012–2013 St Kilda 44 (17–27–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1993.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2013.
Career highlights

Scott Watters (born 25 January 1969) is a former Australian rules football player and coach. As a player, he was drafted from the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) to the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (WAFL) in 1988. He later playing for the Sydney Swans and Fremantle. He was a member of the 1985 Teal Cup winning side, the first year that Western Australia had won the national championships. As a coach, he started his career in 2006 with WAFL team Subiaco, followed by a stint as an assistant coach with the Collingwood Football Club from 2010 to 2011. Watters then became the senior coach of the St Kilda Football Club, following Ross Lyon's departure, for two seasons from 2012 to 2013.[1]

Playing career[edit]

West Coast Eagles[edit]

Watters was selected as a pre-draft selection in the 1988 VFL Draft by West Coast after he won the fairest and best award for South Fremantle in 1987. He played 46 games for the Eagles over the next four seasons, including their first ever grand final appearance in 1991. However, when he was not selected in the 1992 premiership team, he was traded to Sydney as part of a deal which gave the Eagles the Number 1 draft pick, which they used to select Drew Banfield.

Sydney Swans[edit]

The reduction in public pressure in a non-AFL city and an injury free period saw Watters play some of his best football in the 37 games for the Swans. His good form in his first season was recognised with being runner-up in the Swans' best and fairest award.[2]


With the entry of the second Western Australian team in 1995, Watters returned to join the Fremantle Dockers and was the first vice-captain of the club. Injuries, however, would take their toll and at the end of the 1996 season he retired from AFL football. He continued to play for South Fremantle until the 1998 season, when he retired with a total of 207 senior games, 109 in the AFL, 92 in the WAFL and six for Western Australia. He is a member of the West Australian Football Two Hundred Club.[3]

Commentating career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Watters spent time as a radio commentator with Perth radio station 6PR.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2006, Watters was appointed the coach of the Subiaco Football Club colts team. In November 2006 he was appointed the league coach, after Peter German accepted an assistant coaching position with the Fremantle Football Club.[4]

In late 2009, Watters signed with the Collingwood Football Club as an assistant coach for seasons 2010 and 2011. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, he was appointed the senior coach of the St Kilda Football Club following the resignation of Ross Lyon but was sacked from that position on 1 November 2013.[1]


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