Garry Scott said he was ‘overwhelmed’ that Terry Shelbourne had decided to do a caricature of himself, denying that he was an interesting local character, but just a few questions revealed that he was just being modest.
The 55-year-old is not only Grantham through and through, having been born in the same Queensway home where his 81-year-old mother Emily still lives, but used to play centre-forward for Harrowby United.
Garry made his debut aged 21 in a 0-0 fixture against Holbrook St Michaels, before scoring a hat-trick in only his second game against Metheringham.
However after just four years Garry’s footballing career was cut short when he broke his leg, although he did continue to play as part of his employer Kontak’s team.
Among the highlights with them was winning the Grantham charity cup in 1978, when they played at Grantham Town FC’s ground in front of more than 500 people.
Garry, also known as ‘Scotty’, is a former King’s School pupil, and worked at Kontak’s for 35 years. He is now employed in the warehouse at M and B Sacks.
His other great sporting passion, as illustrated by Terry’s caricature, is golf, which he took up when he was unable to play football like he used to following the injury.
Garry said: “I was encouraged by my wife, Annie. She was the club house manager until her retirement. We’ve been married for 10 years, and she is the love of my life.”