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

North Footscray, Victoria

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At North Footscray the scoreboard attendant is also the timekeeper, but doesn’t exactly watch the game from the best vantage point. The scoreboard and desk is tucked away in a forward pocket, ten metres back from the action,… Continue reading

Kinglake, Victoria

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Two weeks after the February 7 2009 Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, which killed 174 people, the Kinglake Football and Netball Club decided to soldier on. This was despite the township, but… Continue reading

Manuka, Australian Capital Territory

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When the  age of digital electronic scoreboards arrived in Australia in  the early 1980s the classic MCG scoreboard – built near the turn of the 20th century –   was not knocked down or… Continue reading

Birregurra, Victoria

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I had envisaged a peaceful 15 kilometre cycle from Deans Marsh (which has a pretty little oval but no scoreboard) to the Birregurra ground. Alas, I hadn’t counted on September’s swooping magpies. Birregurra… Continue reading