Juniors from across Queensland get together at the polocrosse camp at Cunningham. Photo: Gerard Walsh
Juniors from across Queensland get together at the polocrosse camp at Cunningham. Photo: Gerard Walsh

Horse control key to success

BETTER horse control means better polocrosse, according to horsemanship trainer Gerald O’Brien who has instructed the stars of tomorrow at this week’s junior coaching camp at the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve.

O’Brien travelled from Newcastle for the camp and took groups of juniors in a large yard at the back of the campdrafting camp.

“The children have been good listeners this week,” O’Brien said.

The inaugural camp was organised by Queensland Polocrosse youth development officer Jodie Hall.

Such was the volunteer spirit among the polocrosse community, retired Bowen club players Rob and Cheryl Raiteri travelled from The Whitsundays to cater for the three-day camp in a volunteer capacity.

All of the 91 children have been camping at the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve and many more players will arrive today from as far north as Townsville for the state zone championships.

There are open, masters and junior competitions at the zone championships. MRC, an orthdontic group from the Gold Coast, are major sponsor of polocrosse for the first time and has one of the trade exhibits. The championships are organised by Cunningham club.



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