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Polocrosse stars vie for national titles

by Beef Central, 24 April 2012

Member of the Northern Territory under 16â??s Sarah Bowler of Humpty Doo in action.More than 500 of Australia’s best polocrosse players are competing in the Barastoc National Polocrosse Titles at Warwick on Queensland’s Darling Downs this week.

The event has attracted teams from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, with 700 horses in tow.

Morgan Park has been overrun with teams and supporters, with an estimated 2000 people camped at the grounds.

Over the course of this week an estimated 10,000 spectators which watch the action.

In opening the event yesterday Peter Cummiskey, CEO of Sports Federation of Queensland, said polocrosse was very much part of the social fabric of rural and regional Australia.

The national president of the Polocrosse Association of Australia, Gill Mathie of Tamworth, the said the national carnival was the social and sporting highlight of the Polocrosse calendar each year.

Successful teams in the first day of the titles yesterday included Queensland’s Under 12 juniors, U16 juniors, U 24 women’s and U21 mixed teams, NSW’s U21 men and mixed masters and Western Australia’s U24 women’s team. 

The event culminates with the semi-finals this Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

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