Heated bat­tle for polocrosse

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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