Photos and text by Wayde Petersen
This is the juniors scoreboard for the Mooroopna Football Club (on their 2nd oval, the John Gray Oval). It doesn’t get much use, but a bit of TLC, and the old girl would look great again, keeping score for all the kids’ games for Mooroopna.
This is the timekeepers/media box at the Mooroopna main oval, and the basic scoreboard underneath the La Porchetta sign only gets used when the ground is hosting a Goulburn Valley Football League final or a Kyabram District Football League Grand Final. This manual scoreboard doesn’t get much use, but at a pinch it stays as a reliable backup just in case the electronic scoreboard stuffs up. (Unlike its counterpart at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton, this hasn’t happened yet.)
This is the main electronic scoreboard at Mooroopna. It was one of the first installed in the district, and has been a reliable, albeit basic, tool for keeping score for the Mooroopna Football Netball Club
Mooroopna, although being one of the bigger towns in the Goulburn Valley, and with great facilities, hasn’t won a GVFL title since 1985. The club has gone close to breaking the drought, but 27 years on, the town is still waiting.
Wayde Petersen is Scoreboard Pressure’s Goulburn Valley correspondent.