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Freeling’s running hot

Freeling’s running hot

Freeling Football Club will have new blood running the A-Grade side, with Scott Dutschke, Tanunda, taking up the challenge for the 2017 season.

Officials and players of the club are excited to have Scott on the team as a playing coach. He will be bringing a range of skills and experience he learned as a semi-professional football player.

Formerly playing in the SANFL for the Central District Football Club for ten years, Scott is no stranger to being on and off the field.

He received a life membership from Central District in 2014 when he retired from SANFL for his commitment to football and the team.

For the past two years, Scott has been an assistant coach and player at the Central Yorke Football Club in the Yorke Peninsula Football League.

Scott is looking forward to the full responsibility of being a coach with the Freeling Football Club.

“I suppose my excitement is coming from all the guys at Freeling that have been ringing me. Everyone is super keen to get stuck in [to the next season] and all the players and officials are getting behind me,” said Scott.

“I will try to attempt to be kicking a footy still, I will be running around whenever I get a chance to. Hopefully, not that old and broken yet. It will be difficult, but I am looking forward to the challenge.

“…Sort of haven’t done a lot of coaching in the past, but I suppose running a business has a lot of leadership involved in delegating and managing of people. The skills there, it’s just the matter of putting it all on the table.”

Scott was approached by Freeling to join the team as a coach, which he was happy to take up. He has a  few friends playing on the team already, including current captain, Travis Muster, and it helps that he is able to play and coach a little bit closer to home. 

 For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.