Polo crosse club fin­ishes a suc­cess­ful sea­son at na­tion­als

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Mem­bers of the Pu­taruru-Ti­rau Polo Crosse Club com­peted at the New Zealand Polo Crosse Na­tion­als which were held last week­end at the Tau­marunui sports grounds.

The na­tion­als is one of the most pres­ti­gious tour­na­ments of the polo crosse sea­son with the very best of New Zealand play­ers com­pet­ing.

There were three di­vi­sions and a re­gional mixed team which were the best three women and best three men in the club dis­tricts.

Cen­tral Plateau con­sists of Pu­taruru-Ti­rau mem­bers.

The A grade fi­nal was very closely con­tested be­tween Cen­tral Plateau and Wan­ganui/ Waimarino with Cen­tral Plateau com­ing out on top with a fi­nal score of 19-12.

Waikato took out the B grade competition and King Coun­try were the run­ners up.

The C grade divi­sion was also closely fought with King Coun­try even­tu­ally tak­ing the lead over Cen­tral Plateau by a four-goal dif­fer­ence.

Toby Brett, a new ar­rival to the Pu­taruru-Ti­rau Polo Crosse Club, won the best num­ber two of the C grade competition which was an amaz­ing ac­com­plish­ment for some­one in their first sea­son.

The mixed divi­sion stuck to its fa­mil­iar trend with a nail bit­ing fi­nal.

The fi­nal score was Cen­tral Plateau.

21-18

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Cen­tral Plateau mem­ber Brad Hall was named the best num­ber three player in the A grade divi­sion, along with Daniel Stir­ling who was named the best num­ber two. Lawrence Tye’s Har­ley was named the best pony of the whole A grade competition.

Rus­sell Tye (CP) was named the best num­ber two and Daryel Mouat (CP) the best num­ber one of the mixed divi­sion competition.

The most out­stand­ing rider and pony through­out all the com­peti- tors went to Waikato’s Kyla Hill aboard her lit­tle pony Nugg.

Pu­taruru-Ti­rau mem­ber Lau­ren Tye (15) will travel to Aus­tralia with the New Zealand Ju­niors in a cou­ple of weeks to com­pete.

The club wishes Lau­ren and the team all the best on their jour­ney.

This wraps up a suc­cess­ful sea­son for the Pu­taruru-Ti­rau Polo Crosse Club. Ev­ery­one can now en­joy a much de­served break be­fore pre­par­ing for next sea­son.

Mata­mata Col­lege Gateway stu­dent Swim­mer: Emma Liss­ing­ton is out to in­spire other women who have re­cently had a baby to get back into fit­ness. She re­cently swam in the Sand to Surf ocean swim competition.

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