Friday, May 16, 2008


Port Melbourne has two Trugo Club: Port Melbourne and Sandridge. This year, Sandridge won the premiership and a barbecue was held on a perfect day in celebration.
Although some members are experiencing ill health with advancing years, new members are joining in at Sandridge, including a passer by who went in once looking for a toilet and now crosses town to be part of their activities.
Trugo was invented in the railway repair workshops of Newport in the 1920's. The aim of the game is to score goals by hitting a rubber disc with a mallet through a pair of goal posts. The player's opponent collects the wheel in a canvas bag attached to a long pole once the wheel has passed the goal line.
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If you would like to play, go in when next you pass. One of the members will show you how. The whole venue can be hired for parties and is well suited for children as it has a grassed area and a fence. More social players are also sought.