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Ariah Park, New South Wales

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In their own small ways scoreboards are landmarks. The web tells us that the Ardlethan-Ariah Park-Mirrool Football and Netball Club is a member of the Farrar Football League in the southern New South… Continue reading

Leederville, Western Australia

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From 1915 to 1993 Leederville Oval was the home of the West Perth Football Club. Under urging from the WAFC, the Falcons moved to the northern suburb of Joondalup in 1994. There was… Continue reading

Claremont, Western Australia

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This glance at the scoreboard at Claremont Oval by East Perth’s  Andrew Lovett told the sad story of a hundred point hammering. Claremont are pretty successful in WAFL. They lost the grand final… Continue reading

Denmark, Western Australia

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The scoreboard at McLean Park in the very southern Western Australian town of Denmark told the story of a famous victory on Sunday 12 September 2010. The Denmark-Walpole Magpies won their first premiership… Continue reading

Gibson, Western Australia

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The Gibson ground is one those pleasant footy surprises you receive for going just a little bit out of your way. The town is 22 km north of Esperance. The footy ground is… Continue reading

Myponga, South Australia

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Two unexpected names popped up in relation to this bucolic image of the scoreboard and its optimistic score at Myponga near South Australia’s famous McLaren Vale. Ozzy Osbourne and Bon Scott. Footy was… Continue reading

Wangaratta, Victoria, 1970

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Remember when practice matches were called practice matches, rather than ‘regional challenges’ or ‘Sponsor’s Cup’? Remember when life was in black and white? This photo, from Le Dawn Studios, shows a practice game… Continue reading

New Norfolk, Tasmania

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Photo courtesy of Matt Cramond and Wikipedia New Norfolk are the reigning back-to-back premiers of the Southern Tasmanian Football League. The club was formed in 1947 and won two premierships in the Tasmanian… Continue reading