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INDUCTED

10/12/1985

ACTIVE ERA

Pre 1925

LIFE

9/10/1886 - 20/06/1996

One of the greatest pioneers of Western Australian football. Born in Lithgow, New South Wales, Truscott moved to the WA goldfields in 1900. He played five years with Mines Rovers in Kalgoorlie before moving to Perth in 1912.

Forced to stand down for one year to qualify for Perth football, he played 420 matches for East Freemantle from 1913 to 1924 and 20 state carnivals.

A centreman, he was the only Australian football player to play in the first five interstate carnivals (1908 to 1924), playing his fifth in 1924 at the age of 38. He was selected in the All-Australian team each time.

Truscott played in three premiership winning East Freemantle teams in 1914, 1918, and 1925 and was captain of the team from 1916 until 1922. He coached Perth in 1934, East Freemantle in 1925 and 1926, and Western Australia in 1937. He was estimated to have played 300 matches.

Truscott was also an accomplished cricketer and represented Western Australia as a wicketkeeper.

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