Trevor Barker Beach Oval
|Trevor Barker Beach Oval|
|Former names||Beach Oval, Hampton Oval, Sandringham Cricket Ground|
|Location||Beach Rd, Sandringham, Victoria|
|Owner||City of Bayside|
|Field size||160m × 120m|
|Sandringham Football Club (VFL)|
The Trevor Barker Oval, formerly known as the Beach Oval or Hampton Oval is an Australian rules football ground in Beach Road, on the border between Hampton and Sandringham, Victoria. 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 (the Neil Bencraft Grandstand), an administration centre (the John Mennie Administration Centre) – a social club and a capacity for 10,000. A record crowd of 18,000 attended the venue's first Sunday VFA premiership game, held between Sandringham and Port Melbourne Football Club in April 1964. 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.
- "Round 13 Preview and Teams – Sandringham V Casey". Sandringham Football Club. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- Scot Palmer (20 April 1964). "VFA got off to a great start". The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, VIC). p. 44.
- Trevor Barker Beach Oval at Austadiums
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