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Of sweat, tears, 144 years and 10 excruciating minutes of extra time

Established in 1874, Port Melbourne Football Club, or “Borough”, is one of the few remaining standalone clubs in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Sophie Simpson records the nail-biting end of its 2018 season in this photographic essay. 

Of sweat, tears, 144 years and 10 excruciating minutes of extra time

Club trainer and life member Henry ‘Pug’ Tucker massages a player in the hallway of the North Port Oval change rooms ahead of the Round 19 clash against Collingwood on 11th August 2018.

Words and photos by Sophie Simpson
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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