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By MICK ROBERTS ©
ARGUABLY Woonona Bulli can boast of two sacred sporting grounds.
I know some may disagree, with Nicholson Park at Woonona, and the picturesque soccer grounds of Bulli Park also in contention, but Ball’s Paddock, Woonona, and Slacky Flat, Bulli with their long historical links, I believe win hands down.
Ball’s Paddock, the property of a pub, and Slacky Flat, owned by a mining company and later brought into public ownership, attracted large crowds for sporting fixtures during the early half of last century.
Chiefly the home to soccer, they have had both forms of rugby, cricket, boxing, wrestling, and greyhound racing on their fields.
Sporting fields have always figured high on priority public infrastructure for Bulli residents.
From the earliest days of settlement in the early 1860s, when a village…
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