Warwick polocrosse player John Cooper in possession in the 2011 Rosebowl.
Warwick polocrosse player John Cooper in possession in the 2011 Rosebowl. Gerard Walsh

Big card for polocrosse

A RECORD number of mixed teams have nominated for the NTI Rosebowl Polocrosse Carnival at Morgan Park this weekend.

While 60 teams were expected, a late surge in nominations has taken the number to 75.

Warwick Polocrosse Club president Les Fraser said there was a lot of interest from women keen to play in the mixed competition and impress state selectors in the run- up to the nationals in Warwick on April 23-29,” Mr Fraser said.

The mixed competition is wide open with Mr Fraser believing any two teams from Warwick, Grafton, Cunningham, Gold Coast, Tansey, Bauhinia and Calliope could make the A-grade final.

In men’s A-grade, Australian captain Cameron Shepherd will play in the Warwick 1 team in only his second carnival since playing in the World Cup.

Tansey will start favourites in A-grade but Grafton only lost to the favourites by one goal in extra time at the Cunningham carnival a fortnight ago. Test player John Bowling and state representative Matt Dillon head a Wandoan team which will be hard to beat.

The carnival starts tonight with the first competition in the interstate battle between under-12 teams from Queensland and NSW.

Games will be played all day tomorrow and Sunday with night games tomorrow night.



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