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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

Ocean Grove, Victoria

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The scoreboard at Ocean Grove’s Memorial Reserve has been standing for at least 30 years. It is directly opposite my wife’s brother’s first wife’s home. I visited the scoreboard during a New Year… Continue reading

Inverleigh, Victoria

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You’ve got to love a mission brown scoreboard, evoking memories of all those brown-stained suburban fences. Not that Inverleigh Football Club is in the suburbs. It’s15 minutes west of Geelong: small enough for… Continue reading

Sunshine, Victoria

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A converted bus-shelter makes a more than adequate scoreboard for the Sunshine Kangaroos, one of many clubs in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The club formed in 1959 and was originally known as Sunshine YCW (Young Christian… Continue reading