Birregurra is a township of 500 people, at the foot of the Otway Ranges in western Victoria.
The scoreboard is a neat and tidy, and very compact, construction built of pine logs, reflecting the local logging industry. (The coaches’ and interchange steward’s boxes are also solid constructions. It’d take a mighty wind to knock them down.)
Birregurra, the Saints, play in the Colac and District Football League, west of Geelong. The Saints lost the 2010 grand final to Irrewarra-Beeac, the Bombers, in an enthralling finish. The Geelong Advertiser reported:
Irrewarra-Beeac sealed a third straight CDFL premiership but received a major scare in a pulsating grand final at Colac’s Central Reserve on Saturday (11 September).
The Bombers prevailed by two points against a fast finishing Birregurra side that booted the last six goals of the match after trailing by 38 points early in the final quarter.
It was an amazing turnaround given Irrewarra-Beeac’s dominant third quarter that many at the ground believed had killed off the contest.
The Birregurra Festival each October includes wood-chopping, snake handling, pig racing, and dog jumping. But, hopefully, no magpie swooping.