City throws support behind event

Sophie Forster, Maddie Burton and Sally Gilbert sloshed through the Morgan Park polocrosse grounds at the weekend.
Sophie Forster, Maddie Burton and Sally Gilbert sloshed through the Morgan Park polocrosse grounds at the weekend. Kerri Burns-Taylor

A VETERAN of 12 national championships, Australian Polocrosse Association treasurer Col Bloomfield has no doubt last week's in Warwick was the biggest.

"The crowd was the biggest by far, twice the crowd at Ballarat two years ago," Mr Bloomfield said.

Warwick club and nationals president Les Fraser said the crowd on the afternoon and evening of Anzac Day was the biggest seen at polocrosse at Morgan Park other than for World Cup finals.

"We don't run an event without excellent support from the town," Mr Fraser said.

"The rain may have lessened the crowd a bit on Saturday."

After World Cups in 2003 and 2007 and the nationals last week, he said there were no major events on the horizon other than club carnivals and the annual interstate series at Morgan Park.

National association assistant Fiona Nixon, from Moss Vale in New South Wales, said the venue at Morgan Park was unique.

"It was a most magnificently organised event," Mrs Nixon said.

"The nationals bring players and their families together from all corners of Australia as they support the sport of polocrosse.

"We can all learn so much from the Warwick club."

Such was the success of the nationals, many of the merchandise items had sold out by the final two games yesterday.

After a week of action, the men's final started on time yesterday, an outstanding effort considering the rain.

Presentations for the final three games were under way just after 3pm yesterday.

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