Scott first started kayaking when he was 16 but was very active in other paddling sports before that. Scott had aspirations of making it to the Olympics.
All of a sudden everything changed for Scott when he received a tear to his left quadriceps from a knock in a game of rugby. The tear got infected with a flesh eating bacteria and his leg had to be amputated in order to save his life. That same dream was altered slightly from Olympic dreams to Paralympic dreams and here Scott is today - 11th in the world and about to represent his country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
One of his greatest sporting moments to date was winning a gold and silver medal in the 4 man surf canoe at the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Nationals in March 2011 just 10 months after having his leg amputated. That same feat was achieved with the same crew in March 2010. There weren’t very many dry eyes on the beach on that occasion. Also making it extra special was sharing the victories with the crew consisting of Scott's twin brother and good mates.