Thursday, 10 October 2019

Beaumaris Secondary College

In 2019 the newly built synthetic pitch at Beaumaris Secondary College became home to many teams for Beaumaris Soccer Club, shifting away from their regular home at Beaumaris Reserve. Now lets look at the venue itself.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Jack Thomas Reserve 2019

A lot has changed over a period of less than a year as Jack Thomas Reserve has done away with the old pavilion and replaced it with a massive new set up that is just right for football. More change rooms, better social room, larger undercover area and just some of the new features of the pavilion. Also a digital scoreboard has been install as well. Another good feature is that the pavilion works just as well for the pitch behind it as it dose with the main.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Bunyip Recreation Reserve

Bunyip Recreation Reserve is located east of Melbourne, Victoria in the regional town of Bunyip, just a small distance off the main Princess Hwy. A lot will change shortly after the time these photos (Aug 2019) were taken as a large new pavilion is currently under-construction as you can see in these images. Parking is a bit of a mess at the moment but understandably so with all the works. The home club is Bunyip & Districts Strikers.

JL Murphy Reserve

JL Murphy Reserve or also know as SS Anderson Oval is located in Port Melbourne, Victoria and is home to NPL Club Port Melbourne Sharks. The venue has two pitches with the main one the focus in these photos. Limited parking is available on site but you can park around the streets. The pavilion has an undercover section with seats added. It also has a good size function room and a canteen.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Boronia Grove Reserve

Boronia Grove Reserve is located in Doncaster East, Victoria and is home to many matches hosted by the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association. The pavilion is these photo will be replaced with a new pavilion to the cost of $1 million and work to commence between 2019 to 2020.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Anderson Park

Anderson Park is a venue located in Doncaster and is home to Doncaster Rovers. The area holds two pitches with the main one closest to the car park. A undercover seating area in front of the club rooms is one of the better pavilions at this level of football in Victoria. Most of the men's seniors match are hosted under-lights but the draw back that if it is played during the afternoon then most spectators will be looking into the sun. Plenty of car parking available.

0011 - Substance

Well, this is the first weekend off from covering any football for some time and it gives me a chance to give needed love to this blog site.

Now at the moment concentrating on updating the history section but in order to do that I had to change the colour scheme of the site as the dark version dose not work well when importing tables. After that I have a ton more venue images to sort out and upload. All sort of boring back end stuff but necessary.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Harris Reserve

Harris Reserve in Warrnambool, Victoria is the main venue for the city and is approx 265 plus km from Melbourne. The has two pitches with the second pitch the main focus for these pictures. Parking bays are available at the pavilion and people will also park around the south side of the pitches.

Monday, 23 September 2019

0010 - Teach Me About Dying

Got hooked on a song by Holy Holy called Teach Me About Dying and that was one of a number of tracks I listen too on the long trip to Warnambool and back. So made a day of it and made the most of the limited time. Weather was not too bad, that was until the match got underway! With the rain as cold a ice pelting down I have never seen players leave the field so quickly at half time.

Issues included another GoPro 7 failure during the second half where it just stops recording. Should have got the DJI version of it. Another significant issue was that since I use the old waterproof camera it failed to record from the external microphone and instead recorded from the internal... oh never good on a windy day. That sort made a meal of the sound and a lot of headaches to get some sort of quality with it.

Worst part, an interview with me on the live feed with SWVFA.... not a great moment with my brain just not working!

Pesto Eggs at House of Sonny, Inverleigh
Other wise it was a great day away. Got to a couple of cafes with a great one at Iverleiagh (Just outside Geelong) at a Cafe called House of Sonny and also one in Warnambool called Bohemia Cafe & Bar.

So I can learn how to live....