Panton Hill, Victoria

Half-time in the reserves, and it didn’t get any better for the Panton Hill Redbacks.

Panton Hill is a pretty town an hour north of Melbourne. The Redbacks play Division 2 in the Northern Football League, against suburban and rural clubs.  In 2013 the Redbacks won the Division 3 premiership by a single, solitary point.

The club was founded in 1926, in a league called the Bourke/Evelyn Football League.

Scoreboard Pressure visited for the 2016 Anzac twilight game against Hurstbridge, and found that the old scoreboard was now the John Millman Stand.

A Sunday morning, June 2009


Half-time in the seniors. It got a bit better, but still a ten goal loss.
Half-time in the seniors. A gallant effort, but still a ten goal loss.



One day I'll figure out how to take photos in the dark.
One day I’ll figure out how to take photos in the dark.

One comment

  1. Thanks for taking the time to visit a great little ground and a club that’s doing well after many years of struggle.

    Panton Hill won flags in 1934 (Bourke Evelyn F.L) & 1955 (Panton Hill F.L), finished Runners Up in 1970 (losing to Hurstbridge), and spent many years in the cellar until 2013, when they won the flag against fellow battlers, Watsonia.

    The ground (before getting redone in the 90’s) was actually 20 metres shorter, a mud heap when wet, the posts didn’t face each other, and had rooms that were a shed.

    Now, the rooms are nice, the ground is small but functionable, the new timekeepers box/ scoreboard is great, the new superbox gives a great view of the ground and Panton Hill are going pretty well in Division Two.

    The Redbacks are a great club in a nice area (that I grew up in), and are having some success as well

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