Malmsbury, Victoria



We’ve come to recognise that dead scoreboards are not the most engaging things. Scoreboards need scores… or at least numbers or team plates.


The board at Malmsbury, about 100km north-west of Melbourne near the Coliban River, is one of the worst looking we’ve seen. We need a correspondent to take a snap when the trap doors come down and the board comes alive.


We even poked the camera through a hole in the board to get a look inside.


Games are still played at Malmsbury, featuring Midlands Junior Football League team Malmsbury-North Kyneton. Despite the ugly duckling scoreboard, the ground boasts an attractive ticket box and clubrooms that would provide an SCG feel with a lick of paint.


Now an artistic hub, Malmsbury started life as a gold rush  travellers stop, with a Caroline Chisholm shelter shed, before becoming a gold town in its own right.


One comment

  1. Malmsbury also has very pretty botanic gardens, revamped about 20 years ago. Good spot for a picnic. And there’s a nice bluestone railway bridge too. Here’s hoping a local correspondent captures the scoreboard one lively Saturday soon.

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