Mingenew, Western Australia

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mingenewsmallmainWhen our correspondent Jim Thompson visited Mingenew (388km north of Perth) in 2016 he found the score from the preliminary final still proudly posted on the scoreboard. A week later the Bulldogs lost the North Midlands Football League grand final to Dongara.

 

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Jim’s work sparked our interest and we took the whole scoreboardpressure.com caravan to Mingenew in 2018 and found the rare combination of race track and footy/cricket ground. Spectators at the ball games have a great outlook and the races must be pretty good too.

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Mingenew won their first NMFL premiership in 1964 and enjoyed a golden time at the start of the new century with premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

 

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An insatiable thirst for research led Jim to the pub and more treasures – the team board where the teams could be chalked up on Thursday nights and a photo the Moora Carnival winning team of 1949.

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