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Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine, Victoria

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Story by Paul Mavroudis Photos by Mark Avellino and Paul Mavroudis The Second Last Time On the afternoon of Saturday August 27th, Sunshine George Cross played its final senior match at Chaplin Reserve… Continue reading

Dunolly, Victoria

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  Most scoreboard attendants prefer to be anonymous: private people performing a public service. And so it is at Dunolly, a central goldfields town, population 969. The Eagles play in the Maryborough-Castlemaine District… Continue reading

Merbein, Victoria

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  Midweek in Merbein and things are pretty quiet. But don’t let appearances deceive you.  The Merbein Football and Netball Club has been around for more than a century. These days the Magpies… Continue reading

Newcomb re-visited, Victoria

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The new-ish scoreboard at Newcomb, down Geelong way, is an improvement on what we saw back in 2011, when sponsorship seemed to dominate the scoreboard so much that it was hard to find… Continue reading

New Norfolk re-visited, Tasmania

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Last we visited the New Norfolk scoreboard – in 2011 –  it was scoreless, so to speak. And had a different sponsor. A few weeks back, though, the numbers were back in action… Continue reading

Nangiloc, Victoria

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Photo and words by Geoff van Wyngaarden Nangiloc is  one of six clubs in the Millewa League – a minor league within the Sunraysia area.  Nangiloc is not far from the Murray River… Continue reading

Underbool, Victoria

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Photo and words by Geoff van Wyngaarden Ouyen United and Walpeup Underbool merged at the end of last year when the Mallee League folded.  They now wear the W-U jumpers (Kangaroos) and are… Continue reading

South Morang, Victoria

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Photos by Jesse Maskell   The two scoreboards at South Morang, on Melbourne’s northern edges, each have a tale to tell. The old scoreboard looks  a little lonely and forlorn, despite the sturdy… Continue reading