The debut book by AFL legend Merv Keane

Playing with the Field: The Story of Scott Field

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  • Australian football measures its players by skills and bravado that sets the great Australian game apart from many others.  


    At Unley, in suburban Adelaide, Scott Field’s name is remembered for his six senior seasons, his 125 SANFL league games, his 127 goals and his best-and-fairest award in 1992 at the Sturt Football Club. But the real measure of Field’s strength was far from any sporting field. And far from home.


    Field’s untimely death in 2014 on Mont Blanc—while serving as special envoy to Syria for the United Nations—left many who had known this young man from Adelaide as ‘just a footballer’ to marvel at all he had achieved in the two decades since his last game.



    Note: Copies of Merv's book are also available to purchase at the Sturt Football Club, Unley, SA.