FC Nelson players Richard Scott, left, and Lutz Gerwin have won all major senior football trophies in Nelson club football. Photo: Andrew Board.

Nelson duo win every major football trophy


FC Nelson footballers Richard Scott and Lutz Gerwin have become the first players to win every senior football trophy in  Nelson.

The pair won the masters title earlier this month to complete the amazing feat. Together, they have won the 2nd Division, 3rd Division, Masters Division, Gould and Tout Trophy, AF Hurst Cup, Masters Knockout Cup, Glen Stephens Trophy and Top of the South League.

Richard has won the 1st Divison, Price Charity Cup and McCarthy Challege Cup with Nelson Suburbs and the 1st Division again in 2007 with Nelson United Reserves.

Lutz won the 1st Division with FC Nelson in 2012.

“A standout period for us was 2008 and 2009 when the Nelson United Reserves remained unbeaten and dominated the 2nd Division and Glen Stephens Competition,” Richard says.

The accomplishment itself was not something the duo had ever focussed on or worked towards.

“It just snuck up on us really,” Richard says. “We didn’t really talk about it until three weeks before the end of the league.

“It’s something special for sure; I can’t imagine there are too many people who can say they’ve done this in their sport.”

Richard has also been player/coach in a majority of the victories and he credited the quality players he had played with as key contributors to the success.

Both men say they will be back next year.

“I just love playing football and it keeps me fit,” Richard says. “Once I hang up my boots that’ll be it for me, but I got through this season fully fit so I’ll keep going.”