Dwellingup, Western Australia
The Dwellingup Razorbacks play in the curious Metro Football League. The MFL’s ‘mission statement’ is Honour in Participation suggesting a slightly social approach to the game.
Currently it’s a five-tem competition made up of Dwellingup, Warwick-Greenwood, Midland, Baldavis and Queens Park. One of the curiousities of this competition is the distances travelled – it’s 103km from Dwellingup to Midland and 117km from Dwellingup to Greenwood.
The Razorbacks won the premiership in 2014.
The Metro league was once known as the Mercantile Football Association that fielded some work-based teams – the MFL now sees itself as a community competition.
Dwellingup, set among jarrah forests, was set up as a timber town but tourism is the main thing these days. in 1961 the town was almost destroyed by a bushfire.
The scoreboard at the Dwellingup Recreation Ground is a beauty.