Trugo is a sport born in Melbourne’s West in 1920’s Newport Railway Workshops. Using whatever was handy at the time; namely mallets, train carriages and rubber train buffers, the workers invented a sport that survives to this day with clubs in Yarraville (the oldest), Ascot Vale, Brunswick, Port Melbourne, Sandridge and South Melbourne.
Unfortunately you’ll notice I didn’t mention Footscray in that list. That’s because the Footscray club closed down in 2009, and despite being the oldest surviving facilities purpose built for Trugo, it is no longer used or maintained.
Footscray Trugo Club is working to change that.