Hannah Scobie will play against her former team for the first time this weekend. Photo Michael Cormack / Warwick Daily News
Hannah Scobie will play against her former team for the first time this weekend. Photo Michael Cormack / Warwick Daily News Michael Cormack

Spectacular weekend of polocrosse

POLOCROSSE: When Hannah Scobie takes the field for the Queensland Under-16s side in the Barastoc Interstate Series this weekend, she will know the opposition as well as her own team mates.

Scobie played for New South Wales before switching allegiances to Queensland after her family moved to Blackall.

"The New South Wales team will be pretty much made up of all the girls I played with before," Scobie said.

"There might be a bit of tension there.

"I'm not really thinking about it though; I'm just focused on playing well."

If any tension boils over, it will not bother Scobie.

"Probably the thing I like most about polocrosse is that it's rough," she said.

"I like that I get to ride my horse as well but I just like the physicality of it."

Scobie, who said she likes scoring goals, has not played since late last year but is confident of avoiding any rustiness.

"It's the first carnival for the season and my first since the beginning of September last year," Scobie said.

"I hope I won't be rusty though, I've been training and practicing with my club."

Fellow Queensland Under-16s player Sophie Forster is more accustomed to wearing Queensland colours, however.

Forster has been playing at Morgan Park since she was five.

"Yeah, I know what to expect having played here for a long time," Forster said.

"I'm fairly confident Queensland can win."

Like Scobie, Forster will be playing against opponents she knows well.

"I got picked for the Polocrosse Association of Australia Joeys for a series against Ireland and a lot of the girls I played with will be on other teams we will be playing against," the Cunningham player said.

"They will be hard but I think knowing them could benefit us though.

"It helps with knowing everyone's strengths and weaknesses."



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