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Tansey sets high standard

Queensland players from Tansey club, (back, from left) Grant Carroll, Trent Collins, Tom O’Neill, Andrew Phillips, Byron Davison, Jason Gehrke, Matt Johnson, Shane Gehrke, John O’Neill, Matt Davison, Bruce McAlister, Luke Sutton, (middle) Tom Sutton, Emma Hafey, Kristie Burns, Sydnee Doolan, Jake Sargood, Katie Grimmond, Steve Collins, Glenys McAlister, (front) Justin Hafey and Clayton Sargood. Rachel Doyle and Tory Latham are also in the team
Queensland players from Tansey club, (back, from left) Grant Carroll, Trent Collins, Tom O’Neill, Andrew Phillips, Byron Davison, Jason Gehrke, Matt Johnson, Shane Gehrke, John O’Neill, Matt Davison, Bruce McAlister, Luke Sutton, (middle) Tom Sutton, Emma Hafey, Kristie Burns, Sydnee Doolan, Jake Sargood, Katie Grimmond, Steve Collins, Glenys McAlister, (front) Justin Hafey and Clayton Sargood. Rachel Doyle and Tory Latham are also in the team Helen Sutton

TANSEY might only be a small district but it boasts the best representation of a Queensland club at the nationals with 24 players.

Club president Peter Johnson lives at Mutdapilly, between Aratula and Ipswich, and presides over the South Burnett-based club.

"We are now in our eighth year. The club was formed by inaugural president Justin Hafey and I took over this year," Johnson said.

"There was a polocrosse club at Tansey years ago and the locals put pressure on Justin to reform in 2004. He was living at Tansey and playing for Warwick at the time."

As to why the club has grown to be one of the most successful in Queensland polocrosse history, Johnson said Hafey had a big following.

"He loves bringing young people into the game. Parents see their kids getting good coaching from Justin," Johnson said.

While some Tansey players come from the local district, others hail from nearby Kilkivan and various South Burnett centres.

Players from Toowoomba, Dalby and other centres to the south have linked with Tansey.

Johnson said six fields had been developed after a lot of hard work by members.

"We have hosted zone championships, maybe state championships in the future," Johnson said.

He conceded one of the major problems with hosting major events was the distance to accommodation.

The grounds at Tansey are also used for campdrafting. The major community facilities at Tansey are a bowls club and community hall.

Tansey has a player in every Queensland team this weekend, including open men's trio Hafey, Matt Johnson and Trent Collins, open women's team member Tory Latham and open mixed players Clayton Sargood, Andrew Phillips, Katie Grimmond and Shane Gehrke.

Originally, 26 players from Tansey were selected in Queensland teams but the number was reduced to 24 with two withdrawals.

A lame horse can end polocrosse championship dreams for a year or two.

While Southern Downs clubs regularly have more than 20 players in total in state teams, Warwick Polocrosse Club president Les Fraser said he believed the Tansey numbers this year could be a new record for one club.

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