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Joe's easy decision

Joe Scott is welcomed to Wolter Park by Moreton Bay United chairman Ben Parkin.

New signing Joe Scott says it was an “easy choice” deciding his footballing future was at Moreton Bay United.

The 20 year old who had spent the best part of eight years at South West Queensland (SWQ) Thunder had Jets at the top of his list.

“I thought Moreton Bay united went really well this year,” said the attacking midfielder/striker, “(finishing fifth) in this league .... it was a pretty good outcome.

“I wanted to come here because of the coach (Royce Brownlie) – Jackson (Courtney-Perkins) said he learned a lot from Royce.

“Moreton Bay seems a hard-working team, a tight knit group and has good local fans backing them. Having that local drive is really good.”

Joe played with SWQ Thunder from the age of 12 through to 18 and then had two years in America, playing at a college in California.

He came back early this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and rejoined Thunder in the FQPL scoring nine goals in 18 games, including a hat-trick against Southside Eagles.

Sign of the times - Joe's football home is now Wolter Park.

Thunder finished runners-up behind promoted Logan - and lost the Grand Final to Lightning - but Joe is one of four players vying for the FQPL Young Player of the Year.

Joe is an attacking midfielder with plenty of flare and ability who can score goals,” said Jets’ first team coach Royce Brownlie when welcoming him to the Moreton Bay United family.

“He’s a young player wanting to go to the next level and his attributes fit in with our style of play.”

Joe has mostly played as a winger or striker, but last season was also used in an attacking midfield role.

“I was relatively happy with a goal every two games and the assist,” he said “but to be honest you always want more.

“I was looking for challenge and to better myself as a footballer and I think this will be a great place to do it.”

Joe was at Wolter Park this week for the first time in five or six years and said: “It’s exciting coming back here.

“This is going to be my home ground for a while, which is going to be really good.”

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