Polocrosse rid­ing high in 50th year

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Swan Val­ley will host this year’s Na­tional Polocrosse Cham­pi­onships.

It is the fourth time in al­most 40 years that WA has hosted the event. This year is set to be spe­cial, with the cham­pi­onships cel­e­brat­ing its golden ju­bilee.

It is ex­pected to at­tract more than 1500 vis­i­tors to Perth, with 570 play­ers from all over the world set to take part in the seven-day event at the State Eques­trian Cen­tre.

Tourism Minister Paul Pa­palia said he was look­ing for­ward to show­cas­ing how much Perth had changed in the past 10 years since the cham­pi­onships were last held here.

“Mass par­tic­i­pa­tion events such as this at­tract vis­i­tors to the state, which helps to fill hotel rooms, cre­ates jobs and makes a con­tri­bu­tion to the $10.1 bil­lion tourism in­dus­try through visitor spend,” he said.

The Swan Val­ley Na­tional Polocrosse Cham­pi­onships will be held from Oc­to­ber 1 to 7.

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