Photo and words by Wayde Petersen
Lancaster, the home of the Wombats, has a great set up.
The club has a new netball court ( with an old, homemade scoreboard, which is very nice) combined with upgraded changerooms, timekeepers box, and covered terrace (which they call Wombat Hill).
The electronic scoreboard is rare for district country football, and although we much prefer the old scoreboards, considering that the job can be done by the timekeeper in warmth, instead of freezing in a leaky, cramped tin box, I can understand why they did it.
Lancaster Football and Netball Club was formed in 1910, and is one of the few original members of the Kyabram District Football League, which was formed in 1932. The Blue & Golds have won 9 Premierships in Senior Football (1912, 1919, 1932, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1992, 2001 & 2011) and have won many more titles in the Reserves, Under 18’s & Netball.
They have rarely been out of finals contention in recent years & they are a club that’s well respected because of their good culture and strong links with junior netball & football in neighbouring Kyabram (a major town that’s less than 10 kilometres away). See our Google map!
Coming soon: Merrigum and Undera.