Guernsey Number: 55, 8
Career: 1998 to 2009
NFC Games: 177
NFC Goals: 169
Debut: v South Adelaide (Norwood) 25th July 1998
Finale: v North Adelaide (Norwood) 21st August 2009

NFC Life Member
Best & Fairest: 2004, 2006
Fos Williams Medal: 2005
Advertiser Team of the Year: 2002, 2004, 2005
South Australian Games: 2
State Captain: 2006
McCallum Medal: 1997


Scott Borlace grew up in Kadina, and played his early football for Norwood's development squads (Under 13-15's), and also for the Modbury Hawks. When his family moved into North Adelaide's zone, Norwood applied for a transfer, thus allowing Borlace to continue playing for the Redlegs.
In 1996, Borlace played 11 games in his first season of Under 17's. The following year he captained the side to a Grand Final and was awarded the McCallum Medal for the fairest and most brilliant player in the League Under 17 competition. He also represented South Australia at Under 16 schoolboys level.
The Pedare Christian College student had an impressive 1998 season. He made his League debut, playing seven games for the year as a mid-fielder/forward, was named in the Under 18's All-Australian team and was an important member of that year's Reserve Premiership team.
He played 16 games in 1999 and was named vice-captain of the South Australian Under 18's.
By 2000 he had become a regular in the League team. He played every game (22) in 2001 and reached his 50 game milestone.
Borlace was given more opportunity to play on the ball in the second half of the season and as a result, probably had his best year to date.
His form improved further in 2002 when he played 23 games, and was runner up to Best and Fairest winner, Brett James.

Port Power rookie listed Borlace in 2003. A hand injury hampered his chances of playing in the AFL, but he nevertheless had a solid season in the SANFL and reached the 100 game milestone.
Borlace had a remarkably consistent year in 2004. His professional approach and resultant high-level performances saw him take out the Best and Fairest award when he played in all 20 Norwood League games.
In 2005, playing as a rover, he won the Fos Williams Medal as South Australia's best player, in its four point victory over the Victoria Football League in Melbourne. The following season, he was named State captain in South Australia's clash against Western Australia.
Borlace made another 20 appearances in 2006, reached the 150 game milestone and collected his second Best and Fairest award.
Unfortunately he was severely restricted by a chronic right knee injury over the next few seasons. After playing 14 games in 2007, he only managed a total of five appearances in 2008-2009. His last game was at the Parade in round 21, 2009 - his sole senior appearance for the year.
He made the decision to retire as a player, in February, 2010 but was appointed Assistant League Coach to Nathan Bassett (2010-2011).

He joined the Brisbane Lions as Academy Coach (2012-2015), and filled the role of Development Coach (2015-2016), before being appointed Head of Development in 2016.
A talented young cricketer, Borlace played A Grade for Tea Tree Gully, and represented South Australia and Australia at under-age level.

R Cialini June 2017

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