About Scoreboard pressure

There’s more to the humble scoreboard than meets the eye. Sure, it shows the score of a game but it can also evoke memories and stories and odds and ends.

The scoreboard is an integral part of Australian Rules football – and other sports –  yet it has received very little attention from the game’s authors, journalists, historians and photographers.

Scoreboard pressure celebrates the variety of scoreboards and sports grounds across Australia.

But it’s not just about sport.

Scoreboard pressure is about people, about places, about  travel. Mostly, it’s about curiosity.

But don’t take our word for such claims. Take a look at ‘Window to a nation’, written by Peter Hanlon and published in The Age on 19 November 2011

The Scoreboard pressure team intends to post at least one  scoreboard per week.

Many of the photos and yarns in Scoreboard pressure first appeared at australianrules.com.au

All photos and text copyright Les Everett and Vin Maskell, unless otherwise stated.

Note: the editors of Scoreboard pressure do not necessarily endorse any of the advertising that appears on photos of scoreboards, boundary-line fences and the like.


  1. Can i just say that i adore this blog-will be a regular visiter! Got a nice suprise to see reclink scoreboard, I play with Western Storm and it was quite a funky lil scoreboard!

    Keep up the sensational work, John

  2. Love it. I am a huge footy/cricket fan but also a graphic designer with a big interest in “vernacular typography” – homemade numbers and letters. I have a few photos I will dig out and share if you are interested, but I do not have your writing/research skills.

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