Polocrosse crown taken
The Putaruru-tirau Polocrosse Club sent two junior teams (under-16) and one intermediate team (under-21) to the National Championships which in Glenbrook, where one of the junior teams walked away with the under16 title.
It has been 22 years since the club has held the Junior trophy. The winning team were Mirren Tye, Campbell Tye, Travis Sutton, Jessica Schrafft, Graham Johnson and Matt Stevenson.
They ended the weekend on a high with the final score of 15-6 against a combined Waikato/whanganui team.
Earlier game results: Game one: 21-0; game two: 28-8; game three: 10-7. Other awards received were three individual prizes: Best pony went to Mirren Tye and Harley; best number three player went to Matt Stevenson and The Bomber; and the trophy for best horse and rider com- bination went to Matt Stevenson and Spook.
The club also had three members named in New Zealand squads, Mirren Tye in the juniors and Lauren Tye and Leroy Jolly in the intermediates.
The intermediate team of Lauren Tye, Jaimee Tye, Daniel Stirling, Chloe Cumming, Leroy Jolly and Codie Sutton played some very tough and close-fought games.
A 16-11 win against King Country fired up their confidence to play against defending champs Waikato but unfortunately they fell 12-16.
Their final game against Auckland ended in a draw. In extra time Auckland snapped the ball off the front of the lineout to score the golden goal.
Jaimee Tye and Leroy Jolly were named in the Intermediate Tournament Team for play over the weekend.