Charlton Park, Charlton, Victoria
Photos by Hannah Maskell
The last thing Charlton players and supporters would want to look at over summer is a scoreboard. Any scoreboard.
The last time they looked at a scoreboard, at the Wycheproof ground on Grand Final Day 2014, they saw that they had lost to Wedderburn by a point. A single, solitary point.
And that was after scores were dead level at the end of the fourth quarter: Wedderburn 11.14 (80) Charlton 12.8 (80)
Then there was extra time. After the first five minutes the scores were still level: 11.16 (82) 12.10 (82)
Then another five minutes of extra time. A rushed behind to Wedderburn with only seconds left. Siren. Wedderburn’s fourth flag in a row.
No, the last thing Charlton players and supporters would want to look at over summer is a scoreboard. Any scoreboard.
Charlton and Wedderburn play in the North Central Football & Netball League, alongside Birchip/Watchem, Boort, Donald, St Arnaud, and Wycheproof/Narraport.
Charlton Park is home to more than footy. You can also play netball, golf, hockey, cricket, and tennis (16 grass courts!). And attend the harness racing.