Lawrie Emmins Reserve, Laverton, Victoria

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Cricket in Melbourne. In May. Call it dedication. Call it love of the game. Call it a big pre-season.  Call it a relief from the 365 day AFL hype machine. There’s a league… Continue reading

Dalwallinu, Western Australia

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We’ve mentioned Dalwallinu quite a bit recently and it’s clear it has been an important centre in Western Australia football. At one stage Dalwallinu (13 premierships) and North Dalwallinu were part of the… Continue reading

Linton, Victoria

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Linton is a little goldfields town (population 580), about 30 kilomentres west of Ballarat (population 100, 000), a very big goldfields town. This year The Carngham Linton FNC celebrates its 50th year as… Continue reading

Booktown Oval, Clunes, Victoria

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The Jack McMillan Memorial Score Board: was Jack a scoreboard attendant, a time keeper, club secretary, footballer, gate keeper? All of these?   Clunes, a Victorian Goldfields town, is best known for its… Continue reading

Karrinyup, Millington Reserve, Western Australia

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Millington Reserve is the home of the Scarborough Amateur Football Club, it’s one of the best looking footy grounds in the Perth metro area. I was there for a WAAFL colts game and… Continue reading

Wyalkatchem, Western Australia

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There was a footy team Wyalkatchem for about 100 years until the club folded in 2010. The name came back in the form of the Dowerin-Wylie Tigers in the Mortlock Football League in… Continue reading

Creswick, Victoria

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‘Twas a quick visit to the Creswick ground, home of the Wickers. My better half (by far) was keener on visiting the local woollen mill. (It uses alpaca wool, sheep wool and possum… Continue reading

Religious Oval, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

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Visiting St Patrick’s College Oval provided a quandary. Does Scoreboard Pressure support elite, private education? Does Scoreboard Pressure endorse Catholic education? Has it changed since the production editor’s experiences in Geelong in the… Continue reading