Tom Scully was only 16 years old when he started to catch the eye of recruiters, earning All-Australian selection in the Under 18 side for two years in a row. After dominating junior competitions, he was the Number 1 Draft Pick in the 2009 National Draft, where he was selected by Melbourne.
His AFL debut came shortly after, in Round 1 of 2010, a season where he eventually finished second in the Rising Star voting and was awarded Melbourne’s Best First Year Player award.
Scully’s career at Melbourne was short lived when he signed with expansion club Greater Western Sydney ahead of their inaugural season in 2012. He quickly became a key player in the Giants young and relatively inexperienced side, only missing a handful of games in his first 6 years at the club. In 2018 Scully suffered a severely broken ankle in Round 2 which kept him on the sidelines for the year, so severe that it threatened to end his career. With diligent recover and rehabilitation Scully was back to playing, however his next game would be at his third club, Hawthorn,
In 2019 Scully debuted for Hawthorn and went on to play 21 games in his first season, once again playing in a midfield of a developing side and proving to many that he was able to successfully overcome his injury. In 2020 Scully has barely missed a beat and is closing in on his 200th AFL game.