(From Left) Warwick Polocrosse Club members Matthew Shepherd, Merve Mangan, Southern Downs Regional Council’s Brian Sanderson and Australian Polocrosse coach Ross Shepherd mark the lines for the weekend.
(From Left) Warwick Polocrosse Club members Matthew Shepherd, Merve Mangan, Southern Downs Regional Council’s Brian Sanderson and Australian Polocrosse coach Ross Shepherd mark the lines for the weekend.

Polocrosse players start arriving

FROM as far north as Airlie Beach, to as far south as Sale in Victoria, elite Polocrosse players from across the country have started arriving at Morgan Park.

Australian Polocrosse coach Ross Shepherd was helping get the premium Warwick fields into order yesterday for the Barastoc Interstate Polocrosse Series and the Polocrosse Shell Cup and said there would be a lot of great talents galloping across the green.

“The first Queensland men’s team will be more than competitive compromising players that played at Ballarat Nationals two weeks ago,” Shepherd said. “This would apply to the ladies competition and other teams as well.”

In the Barastoc Interstate Polocrosse Series there will be a lot of players across the field from nationals which will create a high level competition in every grade.

“Some of the players will be trying to impress selectors for the next nationals in Warwick in 2010,” Shepherd said.

In the Barastoc series there are two Queensland men’s teams, a New South Wales team and a New Zealand team as well as Queensland and New South Wales teams fronting up against each other in the intermediate mixed, junior mixed and masters open.

There will be 60 to 70 teams in the Shell Cup competition with teams coming from a long distance to play on one of the best polocrosse grounds in the country.

The weekend kicks off on Friday at 2pm to 9pm with the first of the Barastoc games with NSW against Queensland in the masters competition.

The Shell Competition starts at 8am on Saturday morning with 100 games expected to be played over the duration of both competitions. The games continue from 5.30pm to 9pm on Saturday with finals on Sunday.

There is a $10 entry fee.



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