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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Story & photos by John Menzies I saw some extraordinary Australian football here in Halifax in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, Canada, where my wife and I now live. It was a… Continue reading

Belmont, Forster Park, Western Australia

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Let’s start by pointing out that Forster Park in actually in Cloverdale. But it’s now the home of the Belmont Bombers and the scoreboard shouts “BELMONT” – so we’ll go with Belmont.

Beckenham, Mills Park, Western Australia

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Mills Park is the home of the Kenwick Football Club. Go and have a look if ever you get the chance. In fact make the time – it’s magnificent. When launched in 2016… Continue reading

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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Recently we received exciting news from Russia. The St Petersburg Cats have their first scoreboard. The Cats play in a nine-a-side competition playing on a pitch at Forestry Technical University or, as you… Continue reading

Mukinbudin, Western Australia

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Les senior had a couple of standard responses when Mum asked him where he was going or what he’d been doing. “Building a wigwam,” he’d say or, “I’m goin’ to Mukinbudin.” Truth was… Continue reading

Perth Oval, Western Australia

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  My plan was clear and sensible. I’d move to Perth and get a house in Bulwer Street or Pier Street. I’d attend every East Perth training session, always carrying a footy. One… Continue reading

Forrestdale, Western Australia

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The Ron Brown memorial scoreboard at William Skeet Oval stands out like a beacon. It caught my eye often on drives down Armadale Road, often in pursuit of a scoreboard elsewhere. I dropped… Continue reading

Waroona, Western Australia

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We last visited Waroona in early February 2015. It was just after a huge bushfire had threatened the town and destroyed nearby Yarloop.