BEST IN SPORT TO COM­PETE

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

WARWICK will host one of the big­gest events on the Aus­tralian polocrosse cal­en­dar when the Baras­toc In­ter­state Se­ries and Shell Cup com­pe­ti­tions take place at Mor­gan Park this Easter weekend.

The Baras­toc Se­ries will fea­ture 17 teams, with eight com­ing from Queens­land and New South Wales and one from Vic­to­ria, while 65–70 club teams will com­pete in the Shell Cup.

Warwick Polocrosse Club pres­i­dent Les Fraser said only the Aus­tralian Na­tional Polocrosse Cham­pi­onships were a big­ger event.

“It will be a huge weekend,” Fraser said.

“It’s only ri­valled by the na­tional cham­pi­onships in June.

“A lot of the states use the Baras­toc In­ter­state Se­ries to pre­pare for the na­tional cham­pi­onships.”

Mr Fraser said the weekend would fea­ture top-qual­ity play­ers.

“The in­ter­state games con­tain some of the best play­ers in the world,” he said.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing sport.

“Spec­ta­tors will get to see some re­ally ex­cit­ing polocrosse.”

As many as 3000 people and up to 800 horses are ex­pected to de­scend on the Dar­ling Downs for the weekend events.

The event be­gins with an 11.30am start on Good Fri­day be­fore the club fi­nals be­gin at 1pm on Easter Sun­day.

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