Nukarni, Western Australia

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There’s not much at Nukarni these days. The footy club still exists but is based in nearby Merredin. Advertisements

The Dressmaker’s scoreboard, Jung Recreation Reserve, Victoria

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  The Dressmaker, the gorgeous new film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook, Hugo Weaving  and many more, includes an early scene of a game of country… 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

Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

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Hoppers is Hoppers Crossing, the Warriors, a strong club in the Western Region Football League in Melbourne. Potswoo is a mythical football team apparently located quite near Spotswood, the Woodsmen, another strong club… Continue reading

Lawrie Emmins Reserve, Laverton, Victoria

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Cricket in Melbourne. In May. Call it dedication. Call it love of the game. Call it a big pre-season.  Call it a relief from the 365 day AFL hype machine. There’s a league… Continue reading

Dalwallinu, Western Australia

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We’ve mentioned Dalwallinu quite a bit recently and it’s clear it has been an important centre in Western Australia football. At one stage Dalwallinu (13 premierships) and North Dalwallinu were part of the… Continue reading

Linton, Victoria

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Linton is a little goldfields town (population 580), about 30 kilomentres west of Ballarat (population 100, 000), a very big goldfields town. This year The Carngham Linton FNC celebrates its 50th year as… Continue reading

Booktown Oval, Clunes, Victoria

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The Jack McMillan Memorial Score Board: was Jack a scoreboard attendant, a time keeper, club secretary, footballer, gate keeper? All of these?   Clunes, a Victorian Goldfields town, is best known for its… Continue reading

Karrinyup, Millington Reserve, Western Australia

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Millington Reserve is the home of the Scarborough Amateur Football Club, it’s one of the best looking footy grounds in the Perth metro area. I was there for a WAAFL colts game and… Continue reading

Wyalkatchem, Western Australia

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There was a footy team Wyalkatchem for about 100 years until the club folded in 2010. The name came back in the form of the Dowerin-Wylie Tigers in the Mortlock Football League in… Continue reading

Creswick, Victoria

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‘Twas a quick visit to the Creswick ground, home of the Wickers. My better half (by far) was keener on visiting the local woollen mill. (It uses alpaca wool, sheep wool and possum… Continue reading