Club ex­pe­ri­ences colos­sal 2017

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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.

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