Brisbane Roar defender Scott Neville will be taking on a new challenge come 2023.
Appointed as Eastern Suburb FC’s Director of Coaching for their Under 9-13 Boys Academy next season, the 33-year-old will put his extensive career experience to the test as he undertakes the role.
With over 260 Isuzu UTE A-League matches under his belt, Neville, who is finalising his AFC B Licence, is well placed to know exactly what it takes to reach the heights of professional football in Australia.
He hopes to share his knowledge with the next generation of football players and give back to the Brisbane community in the process.
“I know how important it is to be a role model throughout the community with Brisbane Roar and if I can filter that through to some of the East’s younger players and get them onboard, supporting Brisbane and getting them to games, aspiring to be professional then I think I’ve done my job,” Neville said.
“They’ve got a good reputation down at Easts and it’s good that I can combine my passion for football and my studies.”
Currently studying Business Sport Management and Coaching at the Australian College of Physical Education while balancing professional football, Neville now adds coaching to his plate but he does so with the support of the entire Easts family.
“Obviously it’s quite hard to coach with the commitments we have but the Technical Director of the Under 9-13’s became available [at Easts] and they’re very flexible with my commitments down there,” said Neville, who lives just minutes from the Brisbane-based club.
“It’s a great way to see how a club works… as well as expanding the community throughout Brisbane Roar and Easts,” he added.