Player in club's first women's team home for polocrosse
POLOCROSSE: After spending most of the polocrosse season with the Albury Holbrook club in New South Wales, Keely McGrath is home and eyeing her third Queensland carnival for the season.
The 18-year-old has been working for Charlie and Sara Grills and family on their Australian Stock Horse stud at Holbrook.
McGrath played 12 carnivals in New South Wales this season and has competed in Queensland carnivals at Cunningham and Lockyer Valley and will line up in this weekend's IOR Petroleum Rose Bowl Carnival at Morgan Park.
She won the prize for the best intermediate girl in South West Slopes zone this season after playing for the winning team at the zone championships at Dunedoo. The zone prizes were presented at the annual Wagga Wagga carnival.
"The New South Wales carnivals were smaller than the carnivals in South East zone in Queensland but we played many high quality games.”
She played in the first women's team from Albury Holbrook at one carnival and said it was a great experience playing in the same team as Australian vice captain Lucy Grills and playing against a team including Sandra Weston who played for Australia against South Africa at Morgan Park in 2017.
McGrath is now working at a horse stud in Queensland but will return to the Grills family property in September for the breeding and breaking-in season.
"I will stay at Holbrook until Christmas and then return home for good,” she said.
"I am hoping we get a lot of teams for this weekend's carnival at Morgan Park.
The carnival is almost certain to have 50-plus teams as it is the final warm-up to the Queensland Club Championship at Wandoan in the second weekend of September.
Action starts early Saturday and the carnival will finish on Sunday afternoon.
Admission $12.50 per day, $8 for Saturday night, children under 16 free.