TWO AFL clubs have expressed interest in former VFL midfielder Anthony Scott after a stellar season with Old Trinity in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA).
AFL.com.au understands Western Bulldogs and St Kilda have enquired about the mature-aged left-footer.
The 23-year-old is set to meet the Bulldogs next week, while his management has been in talks with the Saints' newly appointed list manager James Gallagher.
Scott played eight games in the TAC Cup for Oakleigh Chargers in 2013, before earning the VAFA Rising Star award the following year and a position on Richmond's VFL list ahead of 2015.
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So far, it has been a case of poor timing for Scott.
His three seasons in the VFL system coincided with Richmond's tilt towards its prized 2017 flag, and was compounded by an enviously small Tigers' injury list.
Scott was forced to play out of position and was given minimal opportunities to showcase his class in the midfield.
His decision to return to the VAFA has kept alive his hopes of an AFL career.
Melbourne forward Mitch Hannan has gone from a VAFA grand final best-on-ground performance in 2015 to becoming an integral part of the Dees' forward 50.
Ben Ronke and Rupert Wills also earned themselves spots on AFL lists after standout VAFA seasons.
Scott represented the VAFA's 'Big V' side and was judged best afield (31 disposals) in the VAFA vs SAAFL (South Australia equivalent) representative game on June 11, and he was invited by Greater Western Sydney to travel north and play a game for the Giants' NEAFL side on June 23.
While he wasn't a standout, Scott's silky foot skills and decision-making were on display during the 40-goal shootout against Brisbane.
On Wednesday night, Scott capped off his prolific season with Old Trinity by finishing runner-up in the 2018 Woodrow Medal – awarded to the best and fairest player in the VAFA's premier division – four votes behind former Western Bulldogs utility Ayce Cordy.
Meanwhile, Collingwood VFL rookie Thomas Jok is set to spark AFL interest having spent time between the VAFA and VFL this year.
Standing at 193cm, the 21-year-old is incredibly athletic, has an enormous tank and possesses the ability to pinch-hit in the ruck.
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After making his VFL debut for the Magpies in round 14, Jok cemented his spot after producing glimpses of brilliance.
Named 23rd man several times, Jok played the final seven games of the season and was named among the best on three occasions.
After the Bombers ended the Pies' VFL season, Jok – a St Kevin's Old Boy – returned to the VAFA in a preliminary final against Old Trinity last weekend.