Great turnout for polocrosse carnival
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.