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Kilsyth (VFA and EFL), Victoria

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Above is a picture of the disused scoreboard at the Kilsyth Recreation Reserve in Colchester Road. This ground was the home of the Kilsyth Football Club until late in the 1997 season, according… Continue reading

Berwick (VFA and CCFNL), Victoria

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The picture above shows the magnificent R.J.Sutton Scoreboard at Berwick’s Edwin Flack Reserve on Manuka Road. Berwick plays in the strong Casey Cardinia FNL these days, but the club is probably best remembered… Continue reading

Emerald, Churchill and Upwey (Victoria)

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Ten months ago, the scoreboard at Emerald’s Chandler Reserve was happily going about its business. As shown below, Emerald led Gembrook by eight points at quarter time of a mid-winter YVMDFL game. Now… Continue reading

Tatong, Swanpool and Mansfield (Victoria)

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Tatong and Swanpool were on my list of grounds that I wanted to visit for a match. ‘I’ll get around to them one day’, I thought. And twelve months ago, both clubs were… Continue reading

Lang Lang, Morwell East and Rye (Victoria)

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The Lang Lang Football Club first came to my attention in 2001 when an article in the Herald Sun reported that the Tigers were due to play in a grand final against Buln… Continue reading

Ferntree Gully, South Belgrave and Belgrave (Victoria)

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Heading up to Belgrave, a quick stop at Ferntree Gully where the local team was hosting Forest Hill. This newish-looking electronic board is mounted nice and high – easy to see, and out… Continue reading

Mid Gippsland League (Hill End, Mirboo North, Yallourn-Yallourn North), Victoria

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Willow Grove Recreation Reserve is one of the more attractive country football grounds to visit. A short distance from Blue Rock Lake, the home ground of the Hill End FC was in magnificent… Continue reading

Alex G. Gillon Oval (Brunswick VFA), Victoria

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Photograph courtesy of the Brunswick Sentinel. Above is a scene from the opening round VFA match between Brunswick and Coburg on Sunday 18 April 1976. This was an important day for the Magpies.… Continue reading