Footscray Summer Cup, Footscray Park Bowling Club, 1 Hoadley Court, Footscray.
This was the second social play day of the revived Footscray Trugo Club I attended.
As with the first, it was held at the Ballarat Road home of the Footscray City Bowling Club – the trugo club’s temporary HQ while the club’s proper home at Buckley Street moves through the red-tape process.
It was a hot day, so I was by no means sure I’d be up for anything approaching serious competition or socialising.
But settle in we all did, for a most enjoyable afternoon.
Some temporary shelter helped – a lot!
The bowls club bar was operating, which gave me a chance to check out the gorgeous old-school decor.
After the set-up, practice hits and a few people coming and going, four teams of four players each got down to it.
The gripping, nail-biting final was won 18-17 by the Olympic Doughnuts over the Go Ruts! line-up.
The Footscray Trugo Club will be holding social days on the fourth Sunday of every month.
It’s good fun – and no previous experience is necessary!
Check out the Facebook page here and the blog/website here.
Have you ever seen the clip of Anthony Bourdain & Matt Preston playing Trugo? I can’t find the clip online anymore but it was an episode of No Reservations http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/anthony-bourdain/travel-guides/australia-travel-guide
Thanks Kenny for your great write-up 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the day.
Everyone is welcome to play at social days. Dates for social days for the rest of this season (Trugo is a warm-months sport) are:
* Feb 26
* Mar 26
* Apr 23
* May 28 (if the weather is kind to us)
Keep an eye on the club’s Facebook page for more info
I think I shall plan to come down on at least one of these days. Thanks for the info.