Guernsey Number: 48, 46, 30
Career: 1997 to 2006
NFC Games: 117
NFC Goals: 69
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Norwood) 6th September 1997
Finale: v Sturt (Adelaide) 1st September 2006

NFC Life Member


Scott Carslake left Balaklava for Adelaide to complete a University degree. Whilst he had been a Redlegs supporter, he was zoned to Woodville-West Torrens and joined the Eagles in the hope of playing senior football in the SANFL.
Carslake played Under 19's, Reserves and one League game (1995), before making the move to The Parade. He followed the path taken by some other Woodville-West Torrens footballers of the time, viz, Troy Clements, Todd Davey and Matthew James.
Although he made his League debut for Norwood in 1997, it proved to be his only senior appearance for the year as he struggled to gain a spot in the powerful, premiership winning line-up.
He made another eight League appearances in 1998 and again in 1999, when he was also runner-up for the Reserves best and fairest award. In 2000 the courageous and hard-working wingman/onballer was named the Reserves best and fairest.
At the end of 2000, he had played a total of 110 Reserve games for Norwood and Woodville West Torrens.
Carslake was the recipient of the Norwood Football Club five Years Valuable Service Award in 2001.
By 2002, the popular "Carsy" had become a regular player for the Redlegs league team. He played 23 games during the year and reached his 50 game milestone. Earlier in the season (Round 8), playing as a midfielder, Carslake kicked seven goals against Central District on the Norwood Oval.
In 2003 he was named the club's "Competitor of the Year". During the 2005 season he made his 100th League appearance - thus completing the rare feat of reaching the milestone at both League and Reserve levels.
Carslake became a life member of the Norwood Football Club in 2006.
After deciding to retire from the SANFL, Carslake joined the Kersbrook Football Club, in the Hills Football League.

R Cialini Feb 2017

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