Steve Scott is enjoying the competition since relocating from New Zealand.
Steve Scott is enjoying the competition since relocating from New Zealand. Mike Richards GLA030916DART

Kiwi Steve on target

DARTS: Gladstone's quality of life and warm climate brought Steve Scott to the port city just over three months ago.

Originally from New Zealand's Wanganui East Darts Club, Scott says it was rather by chance that he came across Gladstone Districts Darts Association.

"I googled Gladstone Darts on the internet and the Gladstone Districts Darts Association website came up,” Scott said.

With encouragement from brother Neil Miaka, who works at Curtis Island, Scott did not hesitate to cross the Tasman.

And it didn't take Boodles Concrete truck driver Scott to blend in with his new club play in his first competition on Aussie soil.

He competed at the GDDA Open which finished on Sunday in which Australia's number one player Raymond Smith was the star attraction.

Scott is no slouch either, having represented New Zealand and now he is setting his sights to play for his newly-adopted country.

"Representing New Zealand has been brilliant and has only enhanced me as a player,” Scott said.

"But I've come to Australia to try and play for Australia.”

While Saturday's doubles result with playing partner Russell Partington did not go according to plan, Scott said his strength lies in the individual format of the game.

"I need to play well and to play my natural game in the representative sides so that I can get into the Australian team,” Scott said.



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