Kununoppin, Western Australia
The scoreboard at Kununoppin was built to last and it has. Longer than the footy team that was once a power in the Central Wheatbelt.
Kununoppin won nine premierships in the Dampier Football Association before joining forces with Trayning to become Towns in the Central Wheatbelt Football League and again enjoying success with premierships in 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1983. At the end of the 1990 season Towns folded and players from Kununoppin played for Nungarin.
A few number plates were on the ground under the scoreboard. Someone has taken the trouble to bend most of them out of shape. I hung a couple up and thought about past glories…
The Kunuoppin Hall was the scene of a very gay and happy gathering on Thursday last when some 110 guests assembled for Kununoppin’s 1954 Football Premiership Dinner. (Dampier Herald and Nungarin Standard 28 October 1954). The Maroons beat Mukinbudin by 13 points in the grand final after being a goal down at three quarter time. Geoff Bunney won Kununoppin’s fairest and best award in that premiership season.
This is a good looking town… I suggest a visit in the wildflower season.