Great turnout for polocrosse car­ni­val

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


THE Bowen Polocrosse Club has held its an­nual car­ni­val in Bowen last month with some great skills on show.

The car­ni­val at­tracted 15 teams from all over the state with vis­it­ing teams from Gold Coast, Bauhinia, Tansey, Nebo, Capella and Cal­liope mak­ing the jour­ney north.

The A grade com­pe­ti­tion was a great show of some very skil­ful polocrosse which made for some ex­cit­ing games and nail bit­ing fi­nals. The nine-hour trip was made worth their while with the Tansey 1 team tak­ing out the A grade and Cal­liope 1 fin­ish­ing as run­ners-up.

Tansey player Shane Gerhke who won most out­stand­ing player of the car­ni­val was very im­pressed with the turnout.

“We’ve had a fan­tas­tic time up here, Bowen has put on a great car­ni­val and we will be back for sure next year,” he said.

Bowen’s first side played well in the B Grade but un­for­tu­nately went down in the semi-fi­nal against Lower Bur­dekin.

The first side had An­thony Sul­li­van, Char­lie Faust, Lui Rai­teri, Rowan McLean, El­lisa Davis, and Del Nor­man.

The sec­ond side was a tough com­peti­tor in the C grade with play­ers Steve Nor­man, Betty Rai­teri, Louise McLean, Anna Brazil, John Nor­man and Mick Foster.

Bowen Pres­i­dent An- thony Sul­li­van was very happy with how smoothly the car­ni­val ran.

“Our club mem­bers all put in some hard work over the last cou­ple of weeks and it paid off this week­end,” he said.

“Big thanks to all of our spon­sors who have sup­ported us over the years and again this year, we sim­ply couldn’t run the car­ni­val with­out their as­sis­tance.”

Sul­li­van also won best Bowen player on his horse Kicks.

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