Wangaratta, Victoria, 1970

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Remember when practice matches were called practice matches, rather than ‘regional challenges’ or ‘Sponsor’s Cup’? Remember when life was in black and white? This photo, from Le Dawn Studios, shows a practice game… Continue reading

New Norfolk, Tasmania

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Photo courtesy of Matt Cramond and Wikipedia New Norfolk are the reigning back-to-back premiers of the Southern Tasmanian Football League. The club was formed in 1947 and won two premierships in the Tasmanian… Continue reading

Ocean Grove, Victoria

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The scoreboard at Ocean Grove’s Memorial Reserve has been standing for at least 30 years. It is directly opposite my wife’s brother’s first wife’s home. I visited the scoreboard during a New Year… Continue reading

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