Polocrosse riders head to Capel

South Western Times - - Sport - Michael Philipps

CAPEL Polocrosse Club will host the WA Polocrosse Club Cham­pi­onships this week­end at the Capel Eques­trian Grounds.

Club cap­tain Jake Klein said the event was ex­pected to at­tract about 40 clubs from around the State.

“There will be clubs com­ing from north of Ger­ald­ton but it will be mainly clubs from Ger­ald­ton down to Ko­jonup and around Al­bany,” he said.

“This will be re­ally good ex­po­sure for the sport within our re­gion.

“We don’t get to hold many events of this size in our re­gion, most of them are held around Perth.”

Klein said he de­cided to take up the sport as a change to other eques­trian com­pe­ti­tions.

“Com­ing through from a young age I was a bit tired of some of the nor­mal rid­ing events so I wanted to try some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent,” he said.

“A fam­ily friend got me into the

It is a re­ally fast-paced sport, sim­i­lar to lacrosse but ob­vi­ously on horse­back – Jake Klein

sport and he is ac­tu­ally the coach of our club still.

“He has been in­volved in the sport for around 40-odd years and he re­ally got me to en­joy it.”

Klein said he ex­pected spec­ta­tors to re­ally en­joy the com­pe­ti­tion and he hoped there would be a good crowd at the event.

“It is a re­ally fast-paced sport, sim­i­lar to lacrosse but ob­vi­ously on horse­back,” he said.

“It is quite thrilling and there is a lot of ac­tion that you don’t get to see in any other sport.”

Games will start at 8am on Satur­day with fi­nals sched­uled for Sun­day.

En­try for spec­ta­tors is free but be­cause it is an eques­trian event there is a strict no dogs pol­icy.

Capel Polocrosse Club cap­tain Jake Klein car­ries the ball down field at a re­cent South Mid­land car­ni­val.

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