Bullsbrook, Western Australia
The Bullsbrook Football Club has a relatively short history. It was formed in 1945 and played in the South Midland Football Association. In 1968 both the SMFA and Bullsbrook Football Club folded.
Footy was still played in the town – Pearce Airforce base had a team in the WAAFL but played at the base and probably lacked the local feel.
It was local action that led to the reformation of the Bullsbrook Saints in 1993 and the team now plays in the Hills Football Association. The club has had its ups and downs, needing to rally the forces once or twice in order to survive.
Pickett Park has a new scoreboard and it’s fine. It shows the total points and lets everyone know what quarter it is – that’s useful and unusual. But sitting quietly nearby is an older board and it was the one that caught the scoreboardpressure eye (and fish eye).
* I had a sporting experience at RAAF Base Pearce. My Perth Amateur and Social Soccer Association team European Travellers lost 18-0 to Pearce in about 1981. The airforce players employed a team rule during the game – any player who scored a hat trick immediately became the goalie. They were good hosts and invited us to the mess after the game for beers.
Thanks to Derek Mott for historical information.