TAC Cup Legend: Falcon Bill Scott
Geelong Falcons timekeeper Bill Scott is the latest TAC Cup Local Legend.
Scott has been involved in local football for a number of years in the region, from a player at Colac Imperials, to president of the same club then moving on to being president of the league. He has over the years helped the Faclons with timekeeping as well as security work.
His passion for football and his experiences along the way have been a great learning tool for the young Falcons that play at the club.
Scott was honoured by former TAC Cup players, Geelong Cats Jimmy Bartel and Patrick Dangerfield, who returned to their U18 club for a Towards Zero Player Night.
Bartel and Dangerfield are just two of many top AFL players who have come through the TAC Cup, a partnership that builds leadership skills, including being a safe road user, as young people get a kick-start to their football and driving careers.
Each TAC Cup club is recognising their local legends this season for their contribution to the long running success of the competition.
TAC CEO Joe Calafiore said the return of role models like Bartel and Dangerfield, reinforced how TAC Cup players have the opportunity to show leadership on and off the field.
“All TAC Cup players know how important it is to stand together as a team. This year we are asking them to stand together with us in the Towards Zero approach to road safety,” Calafiore said.
“We know that young Victorians are among the most likely to be hurt on our roads and that’s why our partnership with AFL Victoria and the TAC Cup clubs is so valuable - it enables us to reach out directly to young people and empower them to become positive role models.”