Heated battle for polocrosse
THE focus will be on the future of the sport of polocrosse as Queensland’s best sub junior players take on New South Wales in an epic State of Origin competition at Morgan Park, Warwick this weekend.
More experienced players will also showcase their skills as the state’s top master women go head to head with their New South Wales opposition to battle for maroon pride over two actions packed nights and days.
Polocrosse has long been known as a family sport where often two or three generations from the same family will play at a carnival over the weekend. This weekend won’t be any different with two families having mother’s competing in the masters competition while their children battle it out for state pride in the sub juniors.
Rachael Sargood and her son Jett, who normally play for Tambo Polocrosse Club, will be making a 1600km round trip to play for Queensland.
Likewise, Bauhinia Club Member Melinda Edmistone will travel for hours with her family for the honour of taking to the field in maroon colours in the masters competition.
Her children Mace and Riley will mount up for Queensland in the sub juniors. The six teams (full Queensland teams list attached) contesting the State of Origin will battle over two nights and two days with the curtain raiser being played under lights on the Friday evening. As part of the weekend extravaganza of polocrosse, approximately 75 club teams from Queensland and New South Wales are expected to compete in a separate competition – the IOR Petroleum Rose Bowl Championship Carnival.
Host Club Warwick will be hoping for a reversal of last year’s IOR Rose Bowl Championship final where they were beaten by a strong Cassilis side who took out the win with 22 goals to 16.
Polocrosse is currently played in 18 countries and boasts more than 10,000 players worldwide.
For more information, visit www.warwickpolox.com.au.