Trent eyes world trophy
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.