New digital scoreboards a big drawcard

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Footy fans converged on Kevin Scott Oval last weekend for reasons other than the much-anticipated derby.

The Town of Port Hedland and BHP Billiton officially launched the new digital scoreboards at the Kevin Scott and Colin Matheson ovals ahead of the night’s games.

As part of the $265,000 partnership, the upgrades of the scoreboards finished in February but the official opening did not take place until last weekend.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said the scoreboards would improve the visibility of sporting scores as well as the physical management of scoring.

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“The Town is always looking for ways to upgrade our facilities, and we were excited to partner with BHP Billiton to deliver this new upgrade to the community,” he said.

It is hoped the new scoreboards will also act as a drawcard for regional competitions, according to the Town, because they are multi-sport boards equipped for all sporting codes.

The scoreboards have been in use during the first five rounds of this season’s North Pilbara Football League.

After the official launch, South Hedland Swans took on Port Hedland Rovers.

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