Modewarre, Victoria

Modewarre is a country footy club – 20 minutes from Geelong, just off the Colac highway –  playing in a coastal competition, the Bellarine Football League.

The scoreboard is on the Reservoir Road wing of Mt Moriac Reserve (the locals prefer to call the ground the MCG – Modewarre Cricket Ground). The two-tiered tin shed is a focal point, not just for the scores, but for the many sponsors’ signs, and for the interchange bench.

I popped into the MCG on a Sunday morning, so there wasn’t much action. A boy (or a bloke) called Isaac had left his footy behind. Hopefully it was there when he came back.

Fourth-placed Anglesea had a ten goal win over the eighth-placed Warriors on Saturday 6 August. The score was still there the next morning.

You’ll find plenty of info about Modewarre on the Warriors’ website, including many action photos, some with the scoreboard in the background.

According to a Wikipedia entry, the club was formed in 1878 and won ten flags in the Geelong District Football League. Its past players include a chap called Gary Ablett Junior, and his brother Nathan, who have both played on the other MCG on Grand Final day.

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