Former All White Aaron Scott to hang up boots with testimonial match

A testimonial match will celebrate the 20-season career of long-time Melville United captain and former All White Aaron Scott.

The long farewell. Aaron Scott leaves North Harbour Stadium, with the Bob Scott Trophy awarded to the runners-up in the Chatham Cup.

The Waikato club will host the match, between a Melville United selection and a team drawn from Northern League and National League players, at Gower Park on Saturday September 23.

Scott (37) is retiring from top-level football after 372 first-team appearances, the last as captain of this year’s Chatham Cup runners-up.

He’s been Melville’s Player of the Year five times, made 11 appearances for the All Whites and been to the Olympics with New Zealand.

In addition to his Melville and national appearances, he’s played 174 times in New Zealand Football Championship/ASB Premiership/National League matches for Waikato FC (52), Waitakere (80), WaiBOP United (26), Team Wellington (2) and Hamilton Wanderers (16).

Scott has been to a FIFA Club World Cup (with Waitakere), and played 34 games in the Oceania Champions League ((Waitakere 29, Wellington 5).

Promoting the testimonial game, Melville United say:

“We would love to see you down there to celebrate a hell of a career and a loved club man. It would also be great to share some drinks and memories after the match.”

Main photo: Aaron Scott … retiring after more than 600 games for clubs and his country.


Game to be played on Saturday September 23, 2023

Melville United v Northern/National League Selection
Gower Park, Hamilton, 4.30pm

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