Club honours stalwart Fred

Alnwick Rugby Club president Brian Fergie, Fred Scott and acting Chairman of the Alnwick Muppets John Frater.
Alnwick Rugby Club president Brian Fergie, Fred Scott and acting Chairman of the Alnwick Muppets John Frater.

A REMARKABLE playing career spanning 35 years has been recognised by Alnwick Rugby Club.

Peter (Fred) Scott has played in every team in his near four-decade career totting up a remarkable record of over 600 games. Farmer and agricultural salesman Fred first started to play when the late David Bell knocked on his door and asked him to play for Alnwick Colts.

Last Thursday, Fred, as he is known throughout the North East rugby world, was honoured at the annual dinner of the club Muppets, who presented his with a tankard and photograph.

He told the members that he had played in every side at Alnwick and he admitted, with pride, that included one first-team game and one of the highlights of his career was playing alongside Scottish International Peter Walton when he was youngster.

He described Alnwick as a fantastic club run by great people and said he got “such enjoyment from playing rugby that it did not matter at what level”.

Fred is still turning out for Alnwick Fourths, when required, and is still enjoying every minute of it.