Trent eyes world tro­phy

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Keagan El­der keagan.el­der@ south­bur­nett­

TANSEY Polocrosse Club’s Trent Collins has al­ready started pack­ing for the 2015 World Cup in South Africa.

As his first time play­ing for Australia, he is ex­cited to go up against South Africa, the world’s top team.

While Australia fin­ished third in the lastWorld Cup, Trent is ea­ger to re­store Australia’s in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion in the sport.

Trent will have to ad­just to play­ing with play­ers from across Australia, who he would have nor­mally played against in the Na­tional Ti­tles.

But with more than 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence, he feels up to the chal­lenge.

“We’re very con­fi­dent, the team they’ve put to­gether this year is a good mix­ture of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

“We’ve been train­ing since we were named in De­cem­ber.”

While he seems to have a grasp of his new team, he will have to ride un­fa­mil­iar horses.

“They sup­ply the horses – they pool them and then you

WORLD CUP HOPES: Trent Collins, pic­tured play­ing for Queens­land, will head to South Africa for the Polocrosse World Cup. get given one picked from a hat,” Trent said.

Trent was in­tro­duced to the sport when he was five-years-old, by his fa­ther. and he has since in­tro­duced the rest of his fam­ily to polocrosse.

“We all en­joy the horses and the com­pet­i­tive­ness of it,” he said. Trent will fly to South Africa on June 24, where the­World Cup will be held from July 3-12.

Australia will be up against New Zealand, Amer­ica, Eng­land, Zim­babwe, Ire­land, Zam­bia and South Africa in this year’sWorld Cup.


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