BUSY SEASON: Cameron Shepherd (left) will play in the Barastoc Interstate Series/Shell Cup carnival on May 4-6.
BUSY SEASON: Cameron Shepherd (left) will play in the Barastoc Interstate Series/Shell Cup carnival on May 4-6. Carolyn Line

Busy season for polocrosse on the Southern Downs

THE Barastoc Interstate Series and Shell Cup at Morgan Park on May 4-6 will bring together 100 teams for a gala three days of polocrosse.

Warwick is the venue for the April 22-28, 2019, Polocrosse World Cup but there is plenty of action to come in the next year.

The first carnival of the season in the region will be on April 28-29 when the Clifton club hosts a multi-horse carnival.

There will be teams from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand in action in the Barastoc Interstate Series at Morgan Park on May 4-6.

The first games will be on the Friday and interstate games will also be played on the Friday and Saturday nights.

After the Warwick carnival, southeast zone polocrosse will head to Killarney for a May 12-13 carnival.

Polocrosse will then move around other areas of the zone before returning to Killarney for the Gold Coast carnival on August 18-19 as a forerunner to the IOR Petroleum Rose Bowl at Morgan Park on August 24-26.

Some teams from interstate and the western and northern areas of Queensland may stay in the Warwick area for the week between the Rose Bowl and the Colliers International Toowoomba State Championships hosted by the Cunningham club on August 31-September 2.

Patrons who attended the 2003 and 2007 World Cups at Morgan Park will notice two major differences when they head to next year's World Cup, major facility upgrades at Morgan Park and the inclusion of Zambia among the eight teams..

The only change to the participating countries since the first two World Cups is the inclusion of 2015 World Cup finalists Zambia at the expense of Canada.



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