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Henry Jeffery Oval, East Fremantle, Western Australia

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This is the home of the East Fremantle Junior Football Club (East Freo Power). Henry Jeffery Oval is an errant kick or so from the Swan River and spectators and players could, if… Continue reading

Kununoppin, Western Australia

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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… Continue reading

Boyanup, Western Australia

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Our most recent visit to Boyanup Oval revealed something new. The old battered blank black scoreboard was gone and the replacement was lying inelegantly on its back. Perhaps hoping to be lifted back… Continue reading

Bassendean, Western Australia

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The scoreboard at Bassendean Oval, home of the Swan Districts Football Club is big, bold and brilliant. Swans are relative newcomers to the WAFL competition. They joined in 1934 and won their first… Continue reading

Northam, Henry Street Oval, Western Australia

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A sign just out of town tells us Northam is 99km from Perth… and it’s the last stop before you hit the city on the train journey from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. On the day of… Continue reading

Having a hit on Instagram

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There can be disappointments out on the road searching for scoreboards… digital scoreboards, blank scoreboards, boring scoreboards and, worst of all, no scoreboard at all. But out in the bush there’s a constant… Continue reading

Pickering Brook, Western Australia

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There’s a beautiful tree-lined oval at Pickering Brook. We visited on a horrible windy wet Sunday to see the Hawks take on Gidgegannup in the final home and away game of the season.… Continue reading

Mundijong, Western Australia

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The Mundijong Centrals have been part of the Peel Football League since 1992 but they’ve been around for a lot longer than that. There were games played as far back as 1904 and… Continue reading