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.