TelstraAFL Live Pass
Main content

Latest Player News

Cameron: Scully No Guarantee

GIANTS star Tom Scully is no guarantee to return for Saturday's clash with Collingwood at the MCG, despite recovering from a pre-season knee problem.

11:38am  Mar 28, 2018

Latest Player Video

Scully's Members Round Surprise

5:08pm  May 28, 2018

Monday: Tom Scully

11:53am  May 7, 2018

Westfund Rehab Report: Round 3

2:46pm  Apr 3, 2018

Senior List

9

Tom
Scully

Height
181 cm
DOB
15-05-1991
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
1
Career
152
Goals
2018
1
Career
73
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
23
Avg
23
TomScully

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Berwick Junior FC/Narre Warren
Debut: 2010
Recruited From: Narre Warren/Haileybury College/Dandenong U18/Melbourne
Brownlow Votes: 21
Community Ambassador: Kellyville/ Rouse Hill Magpies

PLAYER PARTNER

Player Bio

Tom Scully is a left-footed midfielder from Berwick in Victoria. He was drafted to the Melbourne Demons at pick one in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft and made his debut in round one the following year. Scully joined the GIANTS as an uncontracted player at the end of 2011. A running machine, who dominates the club's time-trial every pre-season, Scully has gone from strength to strength since joining the GIANTS. One of the competition's elite wingers, Scully was dominant in 2016 as the GIANTS qualified for the finals for the first time. He backed it up again in 2017 and was named in the All Australian squad but was unlucky not to make the final team.

The running machine won himself a second straight All-Australian nomination last year and finished fifth in the best fairest after another consistent season. Scully’s numbers dropped off slightly on his 2016 output, but he was still a damaging wingman and gave the GIANTS enormous drive whenever he had the ball in his hands. Formed a dominant partnership with fellow wingman Lachie Whitfield and, while his goalkicking wasn’t as prolific as his 2016 season, he still booted 15 for the year. Scully’s commitment to work hard from deep in defence to his own forward 50 is remarkable to watch and he is a key cog to the GIANTS’ star-studded midfield.

The much-improved runner played every game last year for the first time in his career, finished runner-up in the club champion and was named in the 40-man All Australian squad. Scully's most consistent season saw him rack up 590 disposals at an average of 24.6 per game, kick 23 goals from the wing and rank fourth at the GIANTS for metres gained, all career-best efforts. The 25-year-old's blistering speed and extraordinary tank make him virtually impossible to stop and his burst and run and carry on the spread is just about the best in the game.

When the GIANTS won seven of their first 10 games last season, Scully's run and carry was at its best and the former Demon was playing the best football of his career. Despite a shoulder injury ending his season early, his willingness to put the team first was a highlight in his 17 games. The fitness fanatic averaged just over 20 possessions a game and spent most of the season on the wing where his ability to run all day will make him a force again in 2016.

Used in a run-with role for much of last season, Scully had players such as Gary Ablett, Brad Ebert and Rory Sloane for company at various stages. He still won his own ball, averaging 20 possessions in his 15 matches, adding 4.5 tackles and three marks a game before injuries curtailed his season. A hamstring issue between rounds 14-15 was followed by a knee injury three weeks later that ended his campaign early. The vice-captain is on track to be fit and firing to start his sixth season and fourth as a GIANT.

The Giants vice-captain took another noticeable step forward in his development in an encouraging 2013 campaign that ended with a well-deserved third place in the Kevin Sheedy Medal. Missing just one game due to a concussion, Scully averaged 18 disposals and four tackles a game and showed strong leadership filling a variety of roles.

Scully entered 2012 under immense pressure after the former No.1 draft pick's move from Melbourne. But he handled it well, making 19 appearances for the season and finishing fourth in the Giants' best and fairest award, showing a previous knee injury was behind him. He averaged over 20 disposals for the season, led by a 30-possession effort against West Coast in round three. Scully also benefited from some run-with roles and is set for a long career in western Sydney.

The number one pick in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft, Scully is the highest profile uncontracted player to join GWS. The highly skilled young midfielder played 31 games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney and will be a key part of the club's future.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 3.0
    • Handballs 2.0
    • Disposals 5.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 23.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 3 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 2 Collingwood Rd 2
Disposals 5 Collingwood Rd 2
Marks 1 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Collingwood Rd 2
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 23 Collingwood Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 23
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 5 - D: 1 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 23

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 152
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 81.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2016
Handballs 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2016
Disposals 39 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2010
Marks 12 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 15, 2015
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2011
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 11, 2017
AFL Fantasy 138 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 23
2017 GWS Giants 241 314 555 91 0 16 14 75 15 7 1995
2016 GWS Giants 282 308 590 112 0 16 28 103 23 13 2293
2015 GWS Giants 170 175 345 80 1 13 15 77 8 8 1433
2014 GWS Giants 139 158 297 49 0 11 11 68 5 5 1165
2013 GWS Giants 198 180 378 92 1 19 28 84 11 6 1574
2012 GWS Giants 177 209 386 51 1 20 29 85 4 4 1404
2011 Melbourne 76 132 208 21 0 9 8 54 1 5 767
2010 Melbourne 197 255 452 80 2 21 21 81 5 3 1658

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2009 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Melbourne) No.1 overall; 2011 uncontracted player selection (GWS GIANTS)

Previous AFL Club

Melbourne (2010-11: 31 games, 6 goals)

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2009

All Australian nominee 2016, 2017

CLUB AWARDS

Club Vice-Captain 2014, 2015


GIANTS Coaches Award 2013

Kevin Sheedy Medal 2nd place 2016

Kevin Sheedy Medal 3rd place 2013