- ZONE CHAMPS DUNEDOO - FAQ
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAA JUNIOR & INTERMEDIATE TEAMS
- Milton Club to Host 2020 Trans Tasman Intermediate Challenge
- NZ Junior Tour 2020
- ACTIVE KIDS - SERVICE NSW
- QUIRINDI CARNIVAL WRAP UP
- CALENDAR PLANNING 2020
- MERRIWA POLOCROSSE CARNIVAL
- COFFS HARBOUR CARNIVAL
- 2019 NSW Club Championships result
- Link to World Cup Newsletter
- ASH Nominations - nominations are to be submitted via the SZapp. The online form will be open for completion until midnight Sunday 28 July 2019. The link is provided here:-
Team nominations will close midnight Wednesday 24 July 2019. All zone secretaries to enter teams via the online database.
- Players fees are to be paid by the zones prior to the event in one lump sum. Please deposit into the Dunedoo Polocrosse Club account and email the secretary, Julie Hickson a remittance once completed. Banking details will be provided to zone secretaries.
- Masters Women competition - will be run as per the previous two years. Nominations must be as pool players via the database. Even teams will then be put together.
Congratulations to the following players on their selection in the 2019 PAA Junior and Intermediate Teams
2019 PAA Junior Mixed - Vs New Zealand in Narrabri on 14/15 July 2019
Abby Finlayson -NEGs NSW
Amy Gould -Mooyoonooka WA
Kasey Henry -Albury/Holbrook NSW
Ella Myers -Wandoan QLD
Darcy Brennan -Inverell NSW
Cameron Frear -Quirindi NSW
Tom French -Jugiong NSW
Dane Myers -Wandoan QLD
Coach - Cameron Shepherd
Manager - Mark Wilson
2019 PAA Intermediates - Sydney 27/28 July 2019
Kacie Crabb- Moorooduc WA
Felicity Elford- Narrabri NSW
Beth Hafey- Tansey QLD
Laura Hafey- Tansey QLD
Jordan McGrath- Warwick QLD
Meg O’Sullivan- Dirranbandi QLD
Abbey Wilson - Bunnan NSW
Josie Wilson- Quirindi NSW
Hugh Anderson- Albury/Holbrook NSW
Callum Brook- Warwick NSW
Clancy Knight- Galloping Gully NSW
Anthony O’Leary- Cunningham QLD
Darcy O’Sullivan- Chinchilla QLD
Joe Wamsley- Bunnan NSW
Mitch Wamsley- Bunnan NSW
Jake Wilding- Mobrup WA
Congratulations to the Milton Club on being successful in their bid to host the 2020 Trans Tasman Intermediate Challenge. The Trans Tasman series is held alternately each year in NZ and NSW. The Milton Club will host the 2020 series at their picturesque Nowra grounds in May.
The program allows parents, guardians and carers to apply for two $100 vouchers per school-enrolled child each calendar year (the first from 1 January and the other from 1 July) to cover registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities provided by approved Active Kids providers. NSW Polocrosse is an approved provider and you can use one of your vouchers when paying your membership via the online database.
The two $100 Active Kids vouchers are valid until the end of each calendar year (31 December). The first voucher is available from 1 January and the second voucher is available from 1 July.
- Both vouchers expire at the end of the calendar year.
- Vouchers can be redeemed for separate activities, or for the same activity within separate terms.
- The second voucher is available for a child after 1 July and after the first voucher has been claimed.
- Reimbursement is for the actual value of the membership up to the value of $100 and will not automatically be $100 for each voucher.
- Follow this link for more information on how to claim your Active Kids vouchers from Service NSW
- The second voucher has to be submitted to NSW Polocrosse for reimbursement via the SZapp. Follow the link below to the submission form on the app.
On the weekend of the 11th & 12th May, Quirindi Polocrosse Club welcomed 350 players from across the state to the Quirindi Showgrounds and Racecourse for our annual carnival.Open, Women, Junior, and Sub Junior teams took to the field in hope of leaving with their share of the $15,000 worth of prizes that were up for grabs thanks to an array of fabulous local and national sponsors. As the first carnival to be hosted in the area in many weeks due to unfavourable weather conditions and the 2019 Adina Polocrosse World Cup players and horses alike were excited to finally step out on the field and get some game time under their belts.A chilly Saturday was filled with fast paced and action filled games across all grades as teams battled it out for a spot in the finals on Sunday.Saturday also featured Quirindi’s first Blue Bandage game which saw a handful of new players take to field for their first taste of the game.On Sunday the temperature had risen and so had the skill and horsemanship on show as teams went goal-for-goal in a number of the finals with many score lines only featuring one or two goals difference.A big congratulations goes to the following individual award winners:Agracom Champion Sub Junior – Zane Smith (Quirindi)Bennett Polocrosse Champion Junior Boy – Jock Button (Quirindi)Bennett Polocrosse Champion Junior Girl – Hayley Constable (NEGS)Josh Saul Electrical Most Improved Local Junior – Brad Forsyth (Quirindi)Graziher and Quirindi Pharmacy Champion Ladies Player – Vicki Symons (Quirindi)Carmyle Veterinary Services Champion Mens Player – Joe Wamsley (Bunnan)PPG Equine Body Works & Willow Tree Inn “Lachlan Elliot Memorial Trophy” for the Best Local Horse – Bernie Smith’s ‘Edenhope Jitterbug’ (Quirindi)Palmers El Condo High Performance Horse Training’s Champion Overall Horse – Joe Wamsley’s ‘Lulu’s Gift’ (Bunnan)The Quirindi Polocrosse Club would like to thank all its wonderful sponsors who helped make their 2019 Carnival such a huge success and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020.
To help facilitate a more co-ordinated approach to the development of the 2020 carnival calendar, NSW Polocrosse will be holding a calendar planning meeting prior to the half-yearly meeting in Dubbo. At least two representatives from each zone will be required to attend. Clubs are asked to submit via their Zone Secretaries a suggested date for their 2020 carnival with, at a minimum, one alternate date. Requests for multi-horse tournaments, etc should also be included. State fixtures and representative carnivals will be added to a calendar along side the club requests. The planning meeting will then work together to finalise a cohesive calendar for 2020.
- Club Secretaries to advise 2020 carnival date to SEO by 1 October 2019
- State Selection committees to advise SEO of proposed state selection weekends/activites for 2020 by 1 October 2019
Merriwa Polocrosse Club held their carnival on the 25th & 26th May 2019 it was a great carnival with 32 teams attending. Merriwa run a Multi Horse Carnival which is always popular and works well for us. The carnival was a huge success and went off without a hitch.
We were indeed blessed with absolutely beautiful weather which was enjoyed by all competitors and spectators, as Merriwa Carnival also is lucky to be favoured with awesome views situated at the Race Course overlooking some beautiful country side. Everyone was treated to some great finals on Sunday which took place on some pretty good fields.
Results from our carnival.
Bunnan took out the A Open to Cassilis.
Bunnan also won the A Women’s to Maitland been runners up.
Merriwa dominated the B Grade Competition, which is great for such a small club, winning both the Open and the Women’s, with Muswellbrook and Quirindi being runners up.
C Grade Open winners Bunnan - Runner’s up Gully
C Grade Women’s winners Gully - Runners up Muswellbrook
Merriwa ran both Junior and Sub Junior Competition with Gulgong winning the Juniors and Bunnan a very close Runners Up
Always heaps of talent to be seen in the Sub Juniors Bunnan came out winners with Muswellbrook Runners Up
Champion Subbie – Darcy Taaffe - Bunnan
Champion Junior – Nicole Martin - Bunnan
Encouragement Junior Prizes - Roy Lawler & Jorji Taaffe - Bunnan
Champion Horse of the Carnival – Chesapeake Chime owned by Leith Pryor - Merriwa
Thanks to all the hard work from our committee we had great sponsorship for the carnival which enabled us to have some awesome prizes.
Merriwa was extremely happy to be able to run a carnival again this year and look forward too many more to come.
Living on the coast has a few advantages and the ability to run our annual polocrosse carnival on grass is one of them, something that 16 open and 2 junior teams took advantage of for our May carnival. This was the biggest turn out in years and lead to four good quality grades of competition in the opens in a round robin with finals format. The fields were in top class condition and the weather perfect. We had to explain what the green stuff was to a few of the fellas from out west, but once we got that out of the way we were set for a good weekend of polocrosse.
Our sponsors came to the party and huge selection of prizes were on offer with winners, runner-up, beaten winners and best number prizes awarded in all sections. The Kaye Hanson memorial prize for best new female player was awarded to one of our blue bandage warriors – Andrea Boland. Like all clubs, we are struggling with the increased costs of running competitions but with the generous support of our sponsors we were able to run a successful carnival. Thanks again to everyone who assisted with a special thanks to Graham Bennett for his ongoing support of the Kaye Hanson memorial prize.
Somewhere in there we played some polocrosse. Blue bandage was, and has been, a great success for our club. We’re a club that prides itself on being grass roots and family friendly, and the Blue Bandage initiative has been a great way to introduce that to a broader audience. Two junior teams Grafton and Guyra battled hard all weekend and the main field was dedicated to C/D grade and the juniors on Saturday with afternoon spectacular of subbies on the main field one that was not to be missed.
Numbers and weather permitting we are planning on running our Masters carnival in September (21st-22nd). We hope to see as many people as possible for some polocrosse therapy, green grass and family fun.
Blue Bandage Polocrossers lined up for the Coffs Harbour Carnival, from a buckskin Shetland to seasoned pony club horses, and a few polocrosse horses dropping down the grades, and fun was had by all. The first session on Saturday involved the "meet and greet and get to know one another" moments along with the ever constant attempt to remember rules and position requirements, but all along being supported by experienced players who volunteer their time to assist us newcomers!
A big thanks goes out to them. And then it was on by the afternoon and Sunday sessions when "real" games were played. We all had a taste of the speed (well most of us, the Shetland liked to go at his own pace) and an introduction to the clever tactics and moves you can do on the field. What fun!
There are not too many sports you can be involved in where children/teenagers can learn alongside parents/adults. Blue bandage provides a unique opportunity for people who have not been exposed to polocrosse previously, to learn about and try out the sport before making a commitment to the competition. A great success.
By all reports everyone had a positive experience and plans for practice sessions or where to go for the next carnival were discussed post the last session! See you at another carnival that is for sure!
Runners Up BUNNAN 2
Best H & R Mac Finlayson Guyra 2
Runners Up BUNGENDORE 4
Winners ALBURY 6
Best H & R Georgie Cardile “Nickole”
Runners Up NARRABRI 4
Winners BURRADOO 5
Best H & R Maggie Fuller “Miller”
Runners Up NEGS
Winners Sydney 4
Best H & R Drew Morton Milton Ulladulla
Runners Up BURRADOO 4
Winners ALBURY 5
Best H & R Fiona Anderson Albury 5
Runners Up SYDNEY 3
Winners ALBURY 4
Best H & R Hannah Scobie Albury 4
Runners Up YASS 2
Winners MILTON ULLADULLA
Best H & R Nathan Shae
Runners Up NARRABRI 2
Winners BURRADOO 1
Best No 1 Belinda Tarlinton Best No 1 Matt Yeo
Best No 2 Ella Edwards Best No 2 Anthony Yeo
Best No 3 Grace Tye Best No 3 Michael Clarke
Overall Best H & R : Michael Clarke
A GRADE / POOL
Runners Up ROSES ARE RED
Best H & R Gemma Stuart
Runners Up GOULBURN VALLEY
Best H & R Nathan Bauer
B Res GRADE / Club
Runners Up WOOLINDILLY
Winners BUNGENDORE 2
Best H & R John Woodward
B GRADE / pool
Runners Up WANDERERS
Best H & R Campbell Rose
Runners Up JUGIONG 2
Winners WAGGA 1
Best No 1 Tom French
Best No 2 Pat Crawley
Best No 3 Billy Fitzgerald
Best H & R Billy Fitzgerald
Runners Up YASS 3
Winners JUGIONG 4
Best No 1 Charlie Lenehan
Best No 2 Scarlett Geddes
Best No 3 Charlie French
Best H & R Ryan Weston
CHAMPION SUB JUNIOR PLAYER : Charlie French
CHAMPION SUB JUNIOR ASH : Pee Dees Beyonce
Sponsored by ASH Society Zoe Stevenson SYDNEY
Runners Up GULGONG 4
Winners GUYRA 2
Best No 1 Jock Stuart Gulgong
Nest No 2 Hamish Pearce Guyra
Best No 3 Gus White Guyra
Best H & R Isacc Finlayson Guyra
CHAMPION JUNIOR PLAYER Tom French
Sponsored by Heiniger Clippers –Jarek Miller
CHAMPION JUNIOR ASH NOONAMAH DORA
Sponsored by ASH Society Casey Henry
JUNIOR ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
(under 16) Sponsored by Girl Talk and TPM Saddles
Lucy Grills to present…. Maxyne Prothero
U 21 MALE RISING STAR Harry Semmens
(but not necessarily Intermediate, can be younger)
Sponsored by Holbrook Whips John Gillespie to present
U21 FEMALE RISING STAR Holly Turnbull
(but not necessarily Intermediate, can be younger)
Sponsored by Holbrook Whips John Gillespie to present
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PLAYER Felicity Elford
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE ASH Condover Regas Ransom
Sponsored by ASH Society Hugh Anderson
MIXED Sponsored by Commercial Club Albury
Runners Up SYDNEY 1
Winners LAKE GEORGE 1
Best No 1 Farann Mathie Best No 1 Bernie Hall
Best No 2 Brittany Jones Best No 2 Greg Davidge
Best No 3 Ella Elks Best No 3 Matt Stevenson
Overall Best H & R Greg Davidge
CHAMPION MIXED ASH “Kullatine Kelly”
Sponsored by ASH Society Ella Elks
CHAMPION MASTERS PLAYER Greg Davidge
CHAMPION MASTERS ASH Lealukas Glide
Sponsored by ASH Society Chris Bunny
WOMENS Sponsored by Commercial Club Albury
Runners Up JUGIONG 3
Winners ALBURY 1
Best No 1 Laura Beer
Best No 2 Elissa Koch
Best No 3 Lucy Grills
Best H & R Laura Beer
CHAMPION FEMALE PLAYER Lucy Grills
CHAMPION WOMENS ASH Berragoon Hallie
Sponsored by ASH Society Lucy Grills
OPEN Sponsored by Commercial Club Albury
Runners Up JUGIONG 1
Winners ALBURY 1
Best No 1 Jim Grills
Best No 2 Hugh Anderson
Best No 3 Will Weston
Best H & R Matt Davison - Berragoon Scarlett
CHAMPION MALE PLAYER Jim Grills
CHAMPION MENS ASH Berragoon Scarlett
Sponsored by ASH Society Matt Davison
CHAMPION OVERALL HORSE OF THE CARNIVAL
Sponsored by Landmark, Albury
BERRAGOON SCARLETT MATT DAVISON
- Lake George Champ Mixed
- Burradoo A Mixed
- Narrabri A Mixed
- Eurocoast Champ Mixed
Champion Club Pointscore
3rd LAKE GEORGE 30
2ND ALBURY 34
1st JUGIONG 36Read Less