CLASS: Scott Ellis on the attack for Brisbane Norths, a club for which he played Queensland Cup.
CLASS: Scott Ellis on the attack for Brisbane Norths, a club for which he played Queensland Cup. Keith Bennett

Lasting tribute to Scott Ellis to be created at Cowboys

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Warwick Cowboys will name the new area on the north of its clubhouse as Scott Ellis Hill.

Cowboys vice president Matt Grew said the club wanted to recognise a great player and great bloke with the naming of the hill.

"Scott is remembered as a great bloke and had a wonderful personality,” Grew said.

"He was the spark, the life of the party.”

Grew said Scott or "Pincher” as he was mainly known, was a tremendous footballer and was head and shoulders above all the players coming through at the same time.

"He won an under-18 premiership with the Cowboys,” Grew said. Scott died two years ago.

Such was his ability as a player, Scott played some A-grade games while still eligible for the under-18 age group.

He played a little bit in the back row and mainly centre and wing.

"I always thought his best position was fullback as it gave him more time to move and pick a gap in the defence,” his father Ross Ellis said.

"Scott played Queensland Cup for Brisbane Norths but footy was a sport for him, he loved the camaraderie of the team.

"He would be amazed the club thinks so much of him to name the hill after him. He liked the hill, not the grandstand.”

After playing in Brisbane, he and his brother Michael both travelled from Brisbane for a season with the Cowboys.

"Scott just loved the Cowboys,” Ross said.

While the club has a home round against Gatton on Sunday, club officials are calling on supporters to come to the hill opening on Saturday week at games against Newtown and Brothers.

August 10 program

2.10pm Second division

3.20pm Opening of Scott Ellis Hill

3.30pm Under 18

5pm Reserve grade

6.30pm A grade



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