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Football Park, Adelaide

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I first visited Football Park in Adelaide in 1990 as the guest of former Port Adelaide great and 1949 captain Reg Schumann. Reg and I had met via mail during my research for… Continue reading

Buln Buln, Victoria

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Our scoreboard eyes were drawn to this article in the Herald Sun with a photo of the scoreboard at Buln Buln taken by Alex Coopel…. thanks to David the reader who sent it… Continue reading

Esperance, Western Australia

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I headed to the Esperance Oval on my latest visit in March with a score written on a piece of paper. 12.8 (80)  10.10 (70) It was the score from the 2012 Esperance… Continue reading

Malmsbury, Victoria

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  We’ve come to recognise that dead scoreboards are not the most engaging things. Scoreboards need scores… or at least numbers or team plates.   The board at Malmsbury, about 100km north-west of… Continue reading

Sandgate, Queensland

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Photos by Michael Wearne Words by Haiku Bob in the change rooms long after they’re gone their dreams Sandgate footy club is hallowed turf for Haiku Bob. Firstly, it is the club Alex… Continue reading

Nannup, Western Australia

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  Despite the wonderful scoreboard, there’s no senior team at beautiful Nannup anymore. In the 1930s there was a Nannup Football Association and for a while Nannup played in the Lower South West… Continue reading

Dockers at Jurien Bay

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  THE Dockers headed north for this year’s Community Camp popping in to Badgingarra, Jurien Bay, Leeman and Dongara.   Costa Kastanis captured this photo of a group of players running past the… Continue reading

Harrup Park, Mackay, Queensland

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Photos by Michael Wearne   Harrup Park is the home of the Mackay City Hawks who are the reigning premiers in the  AFL Mackay competition. When we asked posters on the Footy Almanac… Continue reading