The Kyneton Football Netball Club has a new scoreboard, courtesy of a donation from the Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association.
The Shilliday Brothers Memorial Scoreboard was officially opened in April.
Bernard and James Shilliday were well known, respected, successful farmers in the greater Kyneton district for many years.
According to the Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association, ‘Bernie and Jim were both bachelors, the former having a pronounced limp possibly as a result of polio. The combination of being successful prime lamb and wool grower farmers and bachelors no doubt enabled them to be eventually financially well off.’
The president of the Kyneton Football Netball Club, Rob Waters, told the Kyneton Connect newsletter, “This generous grant from the Old Boys Association is a major contribution to the community assets of Kyneton and will provide a wonderful opportunity for fundraisers and community events.It will also be available in cases of emergency as a central area, where the community can assemble and receive updates and information.”
In March of this year the scoreboard screened the final of the Cricket World Cup between Australia and New Zealand. “It was a great success,” said Peter Law of the Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association. “The Old Boys were privy to the testing of the highly technical but user friendly equipment.”
Facebook responses to the new scoreboard have been similarly enthusiastic: ‘”It looks amazing…. Fantastic!”
The scoreboard, measuring five metres by two metres, was installed by Keilor Park firm Tecnovision.
See also our yarn from earlier this year, when Scoreboard Pressure visited after a nearby Bruce Springsteen concert.