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.

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

North Hobart Oval, Tasmania, 1979

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This  photo is part of a new book, ‘When local footy mattered, Remembering the 1979 TFL Centenary Season’. Here at Scoreboard Pressure our eyes were drawn not just to the footy action but… Continue reading

Wakool, New South Wales

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Country football author Paul Daffey used this photo in recent correspondence to his many readers. “My cousin, Dean Farrell, sent me the photo late in the 2018 season. Dean passed on the pic… Continue reading

Boyanup, Western Australia

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Our most recent visit to Boyanup Oval revealed something new. The old battered blank black scoreboard was gone and the replacement was lying inelegantly on its back. Perhaps hoping to be lifted back… Continue reading

Bassendean, Western Australia

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The scoreboard at Bassendean Oval, home of the Swan Districts Football Club is big, bold and brilliant. Swans are relative newcomers to the WAFL competition. They joined in 1934 and won their first… Continue reading

Virgin scoreboard, Newport, Victoria

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A Sunday morning kick to kick mate mate had told me about the lovely new turf at the Bryan Martyn Oval in Newport. Another mate, a recently retired groundsman and curator, had told… Continue reading

Northam, Henry Street Oval, Western Australia

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A sign just out of town tells us Northam is 99km from Perth… and it’s the last stop before you hit the city on the train journey from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. On the day of… Continue reading

Having a hit on Instagram

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There can be disappointments out on the road searching for scoreboards… digital scoreboards, blank scoreboards, boring scoreboards and, worst of all, no scoreboard at all. But out in the bush there’s a constant… Continue reading

Pickering Brook, Western Australia

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There’s a beautiful tree-lined oval at Pickering Brook. We visited on a horrible windy wet Sunday to see the Hawks take on Gidgegannup in the final home and away game of the season.… Continue reading