Club experiences colossal 2017
THE CHINCHILLA Polocrosse Club has established itself as one of the strongest clubs in the state, and 2017 was no different.
Club president Murray Sturgess said last year was a resounding success for the club, and it was a case of “out with the old and in with the new”.
“The club proudly holds several young outstanding players who are pushing our Chinchilla one team back to the top level and into the limelight,” he said.
“It is time to take notice of these young men and women as we are hopeful they will accomplish great success in 2018.”
The club hosted the Queensland Club Championships last year, which Sturgess described as a “colossal success”.
“Some 84 teams competed in what was a wonderful weekend of great play, great horses, and great atmosphere,” he said.
“Our Chinchilla one side played to the semi-finals, going down in that game.
“They played and beat long time rivals Warwick one in the quarter finals, which heralds the new beginning of the strength of Chinchilla club.”
Club sponsorship director Renee Richards reinforced Mr Sturgess’ comments, saying the State Championships was one of the most successful carnivals they had ever held in Chinchilla in terms of attendance and support.
In 2017 there were two stand out performers from the club in Lindsey Doolan and Aaron Mullins.
Doolan was selected in the Australian World Cup squad while Aaaron Mullins was named as the Queensland male intermediate player of the year, as well as being selected as captain in the Queensland U21s side for Nationals and the Barastoc Competition.