Scott to kick hotelier goals

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Looking back: Scott Simister just after his transfer to East Fremantle in 2003.
Camera IconLooking back: Scott Simister just after his transfer to East Fremantle in 2003. Credit: WA News

Scott Simister kicked 450 goals in senior footy in three States. But he reckons his biggest goal is about to come off the field — and it’s in Geraldton.

“I love it here, it’s awesome and there are so many opportunities,” Simister, who turned 46 on Sunday, said just days after settling into new digs.

“The coast, the fishing, the place has it all.

“I’m too old to play, but I will be looking at some games and getting involved in sporting clubs in Geraldton. It’s a sporting community.”

Simister and business partner Kristina Drage have taken over the lease of the Freemasons Hotel in the Geraldton CBD.

“I played in Geraldton once (for East Fremantle), but cannot remember where it was, who it was against, or how I went,” Simister said.

But he went pretty well in his career, regardless of where it was and who it was against.

Simister played three games with Melbourne in 1993 and topped the goalkicking at West Adelaide in three seasons there, prior to joining new WAFL club Peel Thunder in 97. He captained Peel one year and was their top goal kicker four times.

He kicked 40 goals in 10 matches for the Sharks before heading to Kambalda, to coach them in the Goldfields Football League. He also played in a premiership with South Mandurah in the Peel league.

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