VOLUNTEER: John Cooper, from New Zealand, is one of the volunteers at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup.
VOLUNTEER: John Cooper, from New Zealand, is one of the volunteers at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup. Gerard Walsh

Kiwi lists Warwick pair as his heroes of all sports

POLOCROSSE: John Cooper will have two teams to barrack for at this year's Adina Polocrosse World Cup, New Zealand and Australia.

He plays polocrosse on both sides of the Tasman and is one of the volunteers for the April 22-28 cup.

Cooper is lining up for his third World Cup as a volunteer and will be spotted driving around IOR Morgan Park on a four-wheeler to sort out parking and camping areas.

He is patiently waiting for the first New Zealand game of the cup on Monday when the Kiwis play United Kingdom.

"That game will be very interesting,” he said.

Cooper said South Africa was a team which had to be respected in this cup.

"They are the current cup holders,” he said.

John Cooper Profile

Age: 63

Home: Taumarunui, New Zealand

Years in polocrosse: I came to Australia for the polocrosse season and played for Warwick for a decade in the 1980s and another decade in the 2000s

Clubs: Warwick (Qld) and Putaruru Tirau (NZ)

Sporting heroes: Warwick polocrosse players and volunteers Les Fraser and Ross Shepherd when they played for Australia in the 1980s.

Tickets on sale at Crossdraw Western Emporium in Palmerin St, next to Coopers Menswear, online at polocrosse worldcup.com.au or IOR Morgan Park.



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