Trevor Barker Beach Oval
The Trevor Barker Oval, formerly known as the Beach Oval is an Australian rules football ground in Beach Road, Sandringham, Victoria Australia. It was named after Sandringham Football Club coach Trevor Barker, who died of cancer in 1996 at the age of 39, after coaching the club to the 1992 and 1994 premierships.
In the late 1920s, the Sandringham council had been seeking to establish a senior football club in the district to join the Victorian Football Association, and providing a fenced venue to which admission could be charged was a requirement of the Association. After a previous unsuccessful application, the council received permission from the State Government to fence the existing playing oval in February 1929; the Sandringham Football Club entered the VFA the same season.
The oval has a single grandstand, a social club and a capacity for 10,000. A record crowd of 13,988 attended a game between Sandringham v Port Melbourne Football Club in 1975. A Rec Footy competition is also played at the ground.
- "Football – Sandringham and Association". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). 26 January 1929. p. 21.
- "Sandringham park land". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). 23 February 1929. p. 20.
- Trevor Barker Beach Oval at Austadiums
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