Player airlifted to hospital
SEVENTEEN-year-old polocrosse player Jade Collins was airlifted to Brisbane after she suffered a head injury in a fall at the Rose Bowl Carnival at Morgan Park on Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened at 4pm. She was taken to Warwick Hospital, and then airlifted by RACQ CareFlight to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane at 5.30pm.
Air crewman Matt O’Rourke said Jade suffered an internal head injury and had been flown to hospital in a critical condition.
Tansey Polocrosse Club members were heartened yesterday morning by news there had been a slight improvement in her condition.
Club president Justin Hafey said Jade had recognised her parents and squeezed their hands yesterday morning.
“We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery,” Mr Hafey said.
“The club would appreciate prayers for Jade.
“The injury was no-one’s fault. The horse turned and fell back and Jade hit her head on the ground.”
Jade has represented Queensland at junior and intermediate levels and, according to Mr Hafey, is likely to represent Queensland in opens.
Jade, her parents Steven and Wonda, and brother Trent are inaugural members of the Tansey club which was formed eight years ago.
“They are a very close family,” Mr Hafey said.