Polo crosse club finishes a successful season at nationals
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.
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.
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