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

Dalkeith Oval, Western Australia

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Dalkeith Oval sits high in the leafiest of Perth’s leafy western suburbs and was once the home of one the greatest WA footballers – 1976 Brownlow Medal winner Graham Moss. The great ruckman… Continue reading

Ballidu, Western Australia

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It must be heartbreaking for some in a community when the decision is made to give up maintenance of the town’s main sporting facility. When the “new” oval at Ballidu came into existence… Continue reading

Humble Oval, Redan, Victoria

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After the disappointment of City Oval early on Easter Monday morning I pedalled all the way to Redan Oval (about two blocks away) looking for a scoreboard that wasn’t electronic/digital and wasn’t hidden… Continue reading

Kalannie, Western Australia

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  A Good Friday storm had left Kalannie shaken – for instance the bowling club roof was in the tennis courts – but the scoreboard was standing strong.

Disappointment Oval, Ballarat, Victoria

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Disappointment Oval, in the City of Ballarat, has a grand grandstand. Heritage-listed, no doubt. Disappointment Oval has a cute caravan. For faithful fans of Redan.   It has neat netball courts. Symmetrical, as… Continue reading