Worthington 50 not out
- Thursday, 18 April 2013
Milestone man Scott Worthington says he’s never had second thoughts about his decision to leave behind a promising cricket career to concentrate on playing football for Subiaco.
The 22 year-old will play his 50th WAFL game against South Fremantle on Saturday and says it’s a milestone he’s proud to have achieved.
“It’s probably one I didn’t think I’d get to when I first moved down here, being a country kid I didn’t know whether I’d get my first game so to make 50 is great.” He said.
As an 18 year old the Boulder City product hung up his cricket whites and packed his bags to arrive on day one of senior training ahead of the 2010 season.
“I chose between the two and footy was the winner, I was playing a lot of cricket back in Kalgoorlie and I guess I just got a bit cricketed out so when Subi gave me the opportunity to come down here and do a pre-season and have a crack I took it with both hands.” Worthington said.
Worthington has established himself as a fierce defender with a raking left foot and enough natural flare to also go forward and find the goals.
Worthington played a hand in the Lion’s barnstorming finish to the 2011 season when the team won 11 of its final 12 games and surprised everyone by making the Grand Final.
“The WAFL Grand Final has to be the highlight for me so far, obviously we lost but it was still an unreal experience, we didn’t get the chocolates but it was such a big stage.” He said
With that loss still firmly fixed in his memory bank, Worthington is now focused on helping the Lions return to September’s big stage.
“Team success is the big one for me at the moment I really want to be part of a premiership.” Worthington said.