Midland Oval, Western Australia

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Officially opened in 1901 the Midland Oval hosted many sports before fading into disuse in the early part of this century.

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CGast(MidJ)1907It was the home ground of the Midland Junction Football Club (Railways) that competed in the WAFL competition from 1905 to 1910 and again from 1914-17. In 1911 Railways moved to the WAFA and won the premiership. Pictured left is Charles Gast the games record holder for Midland Junction in the WAFL with 105. It’s a Sniders footy card from 1907.

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Cycling has always been a big part of Midland’s sporting story and the track around Midland Oval remains… soon to disappear.

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Midland Oval has been big news recently with re-development plans strongly opposed by sections of the community who fear the loss of green space.

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And what do you do with a scoreboard looking out on an empty oval. Well you use it to make a point of course – that’s what scoreboards are for.

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Our tip to the developers… add a bit more green and keep the scoreboard.MidlandSmallLast

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