Wayde’s world – Nagambie, Victoria

Old Nagambie scoreboard

Photos and text by Wayde Petersen

This is the old scoreboard at Nagambie that sits on a balcony on the second floor of the clubrooms. (The photo was was taken in the fourth quarter of the game against Murchison in July 2012).

Although it’s a pretty basic scoreboard, and many supporters have to turn around to see the score, it has served it purpose for decades, recording all the scores for the Nagambie Lakers.

Nagambie new scoreboard

Murchison had a big win against an injury-ravaged Nagambie side, but in the final wash-up, Nagambie finished third in the Kyabram league in 2012, one spot above  Murchison. (Violet Town were premiers and champions, defeating Undera in the Grand Final).

The new scoreboard is a recent addition to the Nagambie ground, but in order to make a scoreboard work well, its numbers and team names  have to be very clear. Unfortunately the new scoreboard fails miserably on both counts as it is impossible to read from the other end of the ground.

I suggested that it would be better if the numbers were painted white, but sadly Nagambie haven’t taken up the idea.

Murchison, my home club, had a similar problem with its new scoreboard, but then rectified things.

Nagambie, by the way, is the home town of champion racehorse Black Caviar, and a very popular rowing venue.

Wayde Petersen is Scoreboard Pressure’s Goulburn Valley correspondent.

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