Grand Final scoreboards (part eight)

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2012 Victorian Football League Development Grand Final Box Hill supporters look on ruefully after the Hawks, seeking a fourth successive premiership in the VFL reserves,  lost their nerve.  They were  19 points up… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part six)

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1993 AFL Grand Final It’s half-time in the 1993 AFL Grand Final and Essendon is already 37 points up. On the left, the scoreboard’s advertising an ice-cream, I think, with its reference to… Continue reading

Henderson Park, Wembley, Western Australia

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by Les Everett For someone with no history at the Wembley Athletic Club I have quite a bit of history at Henderson Park, home of the Wembley football, cricket, baseball and basketball clubs.… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part five)

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Welcome to Scoreboard Pressure‘s second annual series of Grand Final scoreboards, where we bring you season finales from across the country and across the decades. Last year’s Grand Final series was a four-part… Continue reading

Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1956 Olympics

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The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London are over. This photo shows the Melbourne Cricket Ground scoreboard on the closing day of the 1956 Olympics. The wording at the top of the scoreboard… Continue reading

Keilor, Victoria

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Why, you may wonder, were VFL teams Williamstown and North Ballarat playing in Keilor last year? Williamstown had a nomadic 2011, playing here, there and everywhere while its home ground, and grandstand, were… Continue reading

Apollo Bay and Gellibrand, Victoria

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The scoreboard at Apollo Bay has had a makeover in recent times, including a new window and new exterior: timber instead of corrugated iron, mission brown paint-job instead of cream and a swapping… Continue reading

Rosebery, Tasmania

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The beautiful Rosebery ground, on Tasmania’s west coast, is home to Rosebery-Toorak. ‘The ground’s right smack in the middle of a rainforest,’ said Bill Walker. The Hawks were formed in 1987, through the… Continue reading