- Important end of year information and Christmas wishes from the Board
- PA NSW Board would like to say thanks our 2018 Nationals sponsors
- Polocrosse and Pony Club Australia 2020
- Roundup of end of season carnivals for 2019
- Gulgong Family Fun Carnival 2019
- Bluegate at Moulamein and Pretty Pine
- Orange Carnival
- ASHS reduces membership for early renewal for 2020
Important information for 2020:
- The SEO will be taking a break over Christmas from Friday 20 December until Monday 6 January 2020. If you have a genuinely urgent issue please call 0407207649.
- We are waiting for the 2020 fees to be advised by the PAA. A message will be sent via SZine regarding this as soon we are notified.
- Remember you can renew your membership on the database after midday January 1st 2020. Please everybody update yours and your families contact details when you are paying your membership fees, including your mobile numbers and email addresses for your children's profiles.
- Any members who are going overseas to play polocrosse early 2020 need to be financial on the NSW database before they play any games. The forms need to be with me before 20 December so I can sign them and send them off to PAA.
- As of January 1 2020, the PAA Board has determined that Blue Bandage Polocrosse (BBP) will have an age limit of 12 and above. Any person under the age of 12 who wants to play polocrosse should sign up as a subbie.
On behalf of the Board of the NSW Polocrosse Association Inc. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for a good polocrosse season despite the weather and the fires, and hope 2020 brings rain to all those who desperately need it.Read Less
You would be aware that PA NSW have moved to a new digital communication platform. We will also be updating our PA NSW Website to link to this new digital platform and applications in the near future.
The PA NSW Board has placed our 2018 Major Nationals Sponsors on this new platform and our new website when it is ready.
We are very grateful for our sponsors support and hope that you in turn support our generous PA NSW Polocrosse sponsors.
PA NSW looks forward to working with our sponsors in the future.
Armidales Barbeques Galore
ASAR Stock horses
Rosebrook Stock Horses
Willowdene KitchensRead Less
In February 2020, Pony Club Australia is having Polocrosse as their "Discipline of the Month". This has been posted on the Blue Bandage Polocrosse website and Facebook.
Here is the link
Due to very much needed wet weather, Maitland had to unfortunately postpone our original carnival date.
Maitland Polocrosse club then hosted their carnival on the 17th and 18th of August this year. The perfect conditions welcomed approximately 25 teams for the weekend. Maitland would like to Thank all our amazingly generous sponsors, without them our carnival would not be able to go ahead. Maitland prides itself in always delivering great prizes and we can't make this happen without our sponsors.
SUB JUNIORS: Proudly Sponsored by Pursehouse Rural
Winners: Muswellbrook 2
R/ups: Muswellbrook 1
JUNIORS: Proudly Sponsored by Pursehouse Rural.
R/ups: Coffs Harbour
Sub Junior Sportsmanship awards, proudly sponsored by Bennett Rackets: Ava.McFayden
Junior Sportsmanship award, proudly sponsored by Bennett Rackets: Georgia.Osmond
D GRADE MEN:
Winners: Maitland 1
R/ups: Maitland 2
C GRADE MEN Proudly Sponsored by Coast 2 Coast Trophies & Pursehouse Rural
R/ups: Central Coast
B GRADE WOMEN Proudly Sponsored by Tuffrock
B GRADE MEN Proudly Sponsored by Pursehouse Rural
Winners: Muswellbrook 2
R/ups: Coffs Harbour
A GRADE WOMEN Proudly Sponsored by Elite Equestrian Millers Forest
A GRADE MENS Proudly Sponsored by Pursehouse Rural
Ladies Sportsmanship Award sponsored by Rancho Designs
Tia Andrews - B grade
Mens Sportsmanship Award sponsored by Hicks Hay and Grain: Kye.Moran
CHAMPION PLAYER AWARDS
Sub Junior Player sponsored by Dollar Haulage: Dave.Caruana
Junior Player Sponsored by Raymonds Warehouse: Josh.Stackman
Lady Player Sponsored by J Star ASH Stud: Abbey .Wilson
Mens Player Sponsored by Newcastle Equine Centre: Mitch.Anderson
Thank you all for supporting our club and coming along to our carnival.
CHAMPION ASH AWARDS
Champion Sub Junior ASH: Sponsored by Maitland Ready Mix Concrete
Horse: Chesapeak Vesper
Champion Junior ASH: Sponsored by Bloomfields
Horse: Dales Ponting
Champion Ladies ASH: Sponsored by Jaikero Equibusiness
Horse: Bulla Hitch
Champion Men's ASH: Sponsored by Jaikero Equibusiness
Horse: J Star Vintage Rose
Champion ASH Playing Mare: Sponsored by J Star ASH Stud
Horse: Rosebrook Riccadonna
Images: Photo credit Huey's Photographs
Gulgong Polocrosse Carnival 2019
Family Fun at Gulgong
The Gulgong Polocrosse Carnival marked the inaugural running of our Family Fun Competitions. Of the seven teams entered, there were three teams who managed to field three generations of family members; the Hughes Hustlers from Yass, the Andersons (including NSWPA President Arch Anderson) and Gulgong stalwarts, the Scifleets. The Three Generations competition was taken out by the Anderson family. Individual generational awards were won by John Scifleet, Ryan Slater and Hallie Hogden.
Four teams contested the Open Families title; the Turnbulls, the Stuarts, the Hollows and a combined Hayden/Wall team. This competition was won by the Stuarts in a close final against the Turnbulls. Jock Stuart and Rosie Turnbull took out the individual awards in this division.
There were sub-juniors and juniors competing against seniors and masters across the family teams, which is a true testament to the inclusive nature of our great sport. The competition was played in great spirit over the entire weekend and we hope to see more families enter teams in 2020. We would like to thank the NSWPA for allowing family members from different clubs to play together, enabling us to initiate this competition. We would also like to thank the Mid-Western Regional Council for their sponsorship of this division.
There were another 23 teams competing for the Open, Mixed, Junior and Sub-Junior titles in he regular carnival. Bunnan proved too strong for Lake George in the A Open and Cassilis took out the B Open over Sydney. Cameron Hill and Ethan Patrick won the individual awards in these grades.
The Ladies’ competition was taken out by Muswellbrook over the local Gulgong girls’ team. The Dunedoo section defeated the Bunnan section in the juniors, with the individual prize going to Jack Deutscher. The sub-juniors had a great time over the weekend as they always seem to, with Dunedoo winning this grade as well.
Encouragement awards went to Amy Rouse and Jake Deshon. The Champion Junior Player was Mitchell Keith, the Champion Lady Player was Vicki Symons and the Champion Gentleman Player was Brian Honeyman. Champion Ladies’ Horse went to Sally Thompson and the Champion Gents’ Horse recipient was Greg Davidge.
We’re looking forward to a big roll up of family teams next year so get six, or even three, of your family members together, and remember why we love to play this great game.
Andersons Versus Stuarts
Bluegate held their annual carnival at Moulamein. It was a miserable and cold weekend as most would of agree but with having only 8 teams it was still a great weekend of polocrosse with strong competition in both A and B Grade. A great turnout for the Blue Bandage competition also.
The B Grade final was a great competitive game with a lot of talent shown by all players, Bluegate defeating BarBank in a tough game. Jack Plant, Ben Liphuyzen and Daniel Liphuyzen from Bluegate winning Best Section and Leah Ann Boyle from Barkool winning Best Horse and Rider.
Barkool and Pool 1 made up of Jugiong, Sale and Trafalgar players were the game of the day in the A Grade final. Some serious talent from all players was shown in this game and it was a close game throughout. Hayley Weston from Pool 1 showed Barkool what goal scoring skills she had and was too quick for the SWR boys, taking out the win against Barkool. Best Section being awarded to Hayley Weston, Ian Jolly and Todd Weston and George Anthony winning Best Horse and Rider. Every year at Moulamein Bluegate have an award for the Best Local Player of the Carnival sponsored by Banyandah Pastoral Company which was once Bluegate Station, this award was given to our own Bluegate member and Secretary Samantha Bailey.
Best Local player Sammie
Bluegate held the Gum Creek Carnival this year at Pretty Pine and what a great weekend it was, the weather was perfect and we were lucky to get a few players join us from SWS and a team from VIC. With a few players doubling up we got 9 teams together between the A and B Grade competition, it was a fun and casual weekend in the red sand. The Blue Bandage Competition saw a few new faces on the field over the duration of the weekend.
It was a nail biting B Grade final on Sunday afternoon, between Ballarat and Tumbarumba ending the 4th and final chukka with a draw. Coming out for chukka number 5, Tumbarumba getting possession of the ball and scoring a goal to win the game. Bluegate section Jack Plant, Ben Liphuyzen and Daniel Liphuyzen winning Best Section and Indy Gray from Ballarat winning Best Horse and Rider.
The A Grade competition was played as a round robin, with Jugiong taking out the win and Bluegate coming runners up. Jugiong players Sam Amey and Laura Beer teamed up with Sally Liphuyzen from Ballarat winning the Best Section and Sam Amey winning Best Horse and Rider.
Being such a small zone and club it was muchly appreciated to have those who travelled so far to be apart of our carnival, without the numbers and support from our amazing sponsors, running a carnival is not possible.
Presentation at Pretty PineRead Less
Orange and District Polocrosse Carnival 2019
Gooloogong put on its usual smile for the annual Polocrosse carnival hosted jointly by Orange and Oberon Clubs on Saturday 14 and 15 September. With the prayers for a wet track not answered, the second-best option of beautiful sunny days had to be settled for. The annual carnival attracted the usual teams and players from all over the state including Albury, Mendooran, Sydney, Bowral, Yass, Jugiong, Gulgong, Marra and a special mention the two Victorian players on route to the Coffs Harbour Masters.
The decision to make the carnival a prize- less one and then auction the prizes to raise money for the Black dog Institute was warmly accepted, with great support from the polocrosse and local communities. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity enabling $720 to be raised as part of the “Running for Tom” team to go directly to Black Dog Institute.
From the first ball thrown in on Saturday morning to the last on Sunday afternoon the games were played in a great spirit with willing competition, which belied the prize -less nature of the event.
A Open Winners-Albury Runner up-Jugiong
B Open Winners-Mendooran Runner up-Billimari
C Open Winners-Dunedoo Runner up-Orange
The blue bandage competition was run for the first time and was a resounding success, introducing new and young players to polocrosse in a safe and non-competitive environment. Thank you to all the senior players who helped with this competition.
Many thankyous have to be passed on, for without these people and local business the carnival could not have been the success it was.
- Local Gooloogong community members Chris Maher, Scott Idiens, Ben Chadwick and Moxey Farms, who gave their time and machinery to make the playing surface both horse and rider friendly.
- Auctioneers Angus Stuart and Mick Jones
- Umpires in particular Wendy Barlow who filled in where needed, coached and instructed the blue bandage competition.
- Elizabeth Youman who capably operated the canteen, often on her own for extended periods of time.
- Charlie Grills for the session at the end of play on Saturday supporting women’s umpiring.
- Major sponsors Darra Pastoral Co, Lachlan fertilisers, Elders Cowra, JJ Dresser & Co and Willowdene Constructions.
Blue Bandage at Orange
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