Alex G. Gillon Oval (Brunswick VFA), Victoria

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Photograph courtesy of the Brunswick Sentinel. Above is a scene from the opening round VFA match between Brunswick and Coburg on Sunday 18 April 1976. This was an important day for the Magpies.… Continue reading

Newdegate, Western Australia

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Final score Photos and text by Les Everett At first glance the scoreboard at Newdegate looked a common summer sight. There were a lot of digits. It could have been a fantasy score… Continue reading

International Rules at Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham

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Photo and text by Doug Newington Unusual numbers on the scoreboard at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday 16th November 2014 when Victoria (VFL) played Ireland in an International Rules practice match. Final… Continue reading

Loft Reserve construction site, West Newport, Victoria

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About two years ago the A.Pannell Pavilion at Loft Reserve was gutted by fire, destroying precious trophies and memorabilia of the West Newport Cricket Club and the Powerhouse Rugby Club. The clubs are… Continue reading

Burra’s boundary throw-ins and throw-ups by BRENDON CANT

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I arrived in Merredin in early 1979 to work as a journalist (the only one) at the then Merredin Advertiser (the town also had the News Ltd/Country Press Advertising owned Merredin Mercury). The… Continue reading

Citizens’ Park, Richmond, Victoria

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Richmond Union’s E Turf team was playing a 40-over one-day against Canterbury when Scoreboard Pressure dropped by for an hour or so on Saturday 25 October. Finals scores saw a six-wicket victory to… Continue reading

Vermont Cricket Club, Victoria

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Photos and words by Michael Costello This is quite a nice little setup – and another example of a football scoreboard that was unused in summer until converted. Vermont is in Melbourne’s eastern… Continue reading

Lark Hill, Rockingham, Western Australia

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There was plenty of work for the young scoreboard attendant when Perth Glory played a pre-season friendly against Rockingham City at Lark Hill in August. Glory piled on the goals in the first… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboard – VFL 2014

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All photos by Michael Costello: @michcos149 

Grand Final scoreboards – Carrum v Rosebud 1932

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Not sure where guys kept their scoreboard numbers and how they kept their balance but they probably had the best view of the 1932 Grand Final between Rosebud and Carrum , played at… Continue reading