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Queensland Polocrosse Association

The Queensland Polocrosse Association Inc (QPA) was formed in September 1957 with clubs from Cairns in the north to Goondiwindi in the south, Mt Isa in the west to the Gold Coast in the east. Today the QPA comprises 42 clubs across six zones; one of the largest playing communities in Australia with nearly 1,000 members. Two thousand kilometres separate the most northern club from the most southern.   

QPA administers seasonal competition between the clubs throughout the state, culminating in the State Club Championships held annually, usually on the first weekend in September. An interzone championship is held bi-annually. Queensland Polocrosse also selects representative teams to compete in interstate and international competitions that are held annually.  

At any given tournament you might find professional and business people, politicians, tradespeople, farmers and school teachers all competing and mixing together. Their common characteristics are a love of sport, horses and a competitive spirit. 

Some players are content with weekend participation while others strive for representative honours. Polocrosse is a family sport played by people of all ages and abilities from juniors to veterans, beginners to experts. Often polocrosse tournaments are the main social outing for a family who travel, play and camp together. 

 Queensland has hosted many international test matches over the years including visiting teams such as the current world champions South Africa, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, New Guinea, the World Team against Australia in 1988, the inaugural Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park in Warwick in 2003, and the second Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park in Warwick in 2007. 

 Volunteers are vital to our organisation. Like many sports, the QPA relies heavily on its volunteer network who provide a valued service that makes a huge difference to many people’s lives. The management of their sport and the sporting, economic and social benefits brought about by its activities within rural communities depends on what volunteers can offer to encourage future growth. 

Achievements  

National Competition 

  • 2018 Winners: Open Women’s, Open Mixed and Intermediate Women’s competitions 
    Runners-up: Open Men’s, Masters Men and Junior Mixed competitions. 

  • 2016 Winners: Intermediate Men, Intermediate Mixed and Junior Girls 
    Runners-up: Open Men, Open Mixed, Intermediate Women, Junior Boys and Masters Men. 

 
Polocrosse World Cup  

  • In the Australian World Cup team there are two players from Queensland: Lauren Sillitoe and Beth Hafey of Tansey Club. Assistant coach Cameron Shepherd and Australian umpire Chris Franklin are also from Queensland. Queensland players have competed in all five Polocrosse World Cups held since 2003. Queensland’s Warwick Polocrosse Club will host the Polocrosse World Cup for the third time in Australia. 

  • In the leadup to the selection of the Australian World Cup team, seven Queensland players were short-listed for the squad. Queenslanders Beth Hafey and Ryle Waugh played for Australia against Zambia in Zambia in 2018 as members of the Australian World Cup squad. 

  •  Over the years Queensland has had a large number of international players, coaches and umpires.  

Photo - MW Photography

Photo - MW Photography

Teams - Queensland

Carr Farming Open Mens

Grant Carroll - Tansey
John Franklin - Gold Coast
Charles Holcombe - Warwick
Matthew Johnson - Tansey
Matthew McAlister - Tansey
Tom O'Neill - Tansey
Russell Owens (Captain) - Warwick

Coach:
Allan Waugh - Cunningham

Manager:
Kate Davison - Gold Coast

Carr Farming Open Women’s

Samantha Allen - Tansey
Lindsey Doolan - Chinchilla
Emma Hafey - Tansey
Sydnee Johnson (Captain) - Tansey
Jordan McGrath - Warwick
Kelsey Rowland - Cunningham
Tori Sherriff - Warwick

Coach:
Christine Franklin - Gold Coast

Manager:
Kris Bettridge - Gold Coast

Carr Farming Intermediate Mens

Callum Brook - Warwick
Anthony O’Leary (Captain) - Cunningham
Cameron O’Sullivan - Chinchilla
Darcy O'Sullivan - Chinchilla
Tom O'Sullivan - Dirranbandi
Tom Sutton - Tansey
Anthony Wells - Warwick

Coach:
Damian Gould - Wandoan

Manager:
Lisa Johnson - Tansey


Carr Farming Intermediate Women’s

Amelia Beck - Warwick
Grace Bredhauer - Chinchilla
Laura Hafey - Tansey
Monique Hoare - Warwick
Keely McGrath - Warwick
Meg O’Sullivan (Captain) - Dirranbandi
Bree Thornton - Warwick

Coach:
Penny Kelly - Bauhinia

Manager:
Mirella O’Sullivan - Dirranbandi

Carr Farming Junior Boys

Dane Myers (Captain) - Wandoan
Lawson Howe - Taroom
James Knight - Dirranbandi
Connar Feltham - Cunningham
Sam Sargood - Tambo
Harry Sheahan - Dirranbandi
Jack Watts - Dirranbandi

Coach:
Cal Moore - Wandoan

Manager:
Cath Watts - Dirranbandi

Carr Farming Junior Girls

Jasmine Bowden - Wandoan
Annie Brosnan - Gold Coast
Stacey Lamb - Cunningham
Georgia McFadzen - Wandoan
Ella Myers - Wandoan
Bridget Shepherd (Captain) - Warwick
Ashleigh Sticklen - Cunningham

Coach:
Kylie Gould - Wandoan

Manager:
Robyn Cooper - Cunningham


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Polocrosse Association of NSW

While polocrosse is now played in eighteen countries by some 10,000 participants worldwide, it is an Australian-made sport, created in the Australian state of NSW. 

NSW has the most players of any Australian state (even more than most other countries!). There are currently 1,200 players in 50 registered clubs in NSW. Buradoo and Yass Polocrosse Clubs in southern NSW are two of the oldest continuously-running clubs in the world. 

While we don’t like to skite, it could be well argued that NSW is the most successful state in the game. Over the last decade, NSW has dominated the Australian Nationals competitions. In the 2012 and 2014 Nationals, of the 19 divisions contested, NSW stood on the podium 17 times. In the 2016 Nationals, NSW won 8 of the 10 divisions contested.  

At the 2018 Nationals, NSW not only won best presented state, but was in all twelve of the finals, going onto winning seven. With the NSW men’s winning margin being 20 goals it is no surprise that all the men in the Australian World Cup Team are born, bred and play in NSW. Go, Blue! 

Photo - Cate Rae

Photo - Cate Rae

Teams - New South Wales


Men’s team

Mitchell Anderson - Cassilis
Mathew Davison - Albury/Holbrook
Luke Saul - Qurindi
Wayne Stevenson - Sydney
Ben Manwaring - Jugiong
Islay Young - Albury /Holbrook
Brad Wamsley - Bunnan

Coach:
Terry Donelly - Gulgong

Manager:
Cathy Bennett - Yass

Women's Team                                   

Laura Beer - Jugiong 
Carlie Grills  - Albury/Holbrook               
Grace Halsted - Narrabri             
April Leggett - Narrabri               
Lauren Sibley - Albury/Holbrook              
Cherylee Sturt - Lake George                                    
Katie Wills - Albury//Holbrook                  

Coach:
Sandra Weston - Jugiong

Manager:
Samantha Ross - Narrabri

Intermediate Mens

Hugh Anderson - Albury/Holbrook
Kieran Chapman - Jugiong
Clancy Knight - Gulgong
Andrew Smith - Lake George
Daniel Trembath - Jugiong
Joe Wamsley - Bunnan
Mitchell Wamsley - Bunnan

Coach:
Colin Parkinson - Muswellbrook

Manager:
Louise Smith - Lake George


Intermediate Womens

Felicity Elford - Narrabri
Emily Gentry - Inverell
Nikola Holz - Quirindi
Sam Speedy - Guyra
Abbie Thomson - Lake George
Abbey Wilson - Bunnan
Josie Wilson - Qurindi

Coach:
April Leggett - Narrabri

Manager:
Annett Gentry - Inverell

Junior Boys

Darcy Brennan - Inverell
Jock Button - Quirindi
Cameron Frear - Quirindi
Tom French - Jugiong
Jack Hamilton - Cassilis
Angus Knight - Narrabri
Josh Smith - Lake George

Coach:
Mitchell Anderson - Cassilis

Manager:
Beck Brennan - Inverell

Junior Girls

Haley Constable - NEGS
Abbey Cross - Cassilis
Paige Fielder - NEGs
Abby Finlayson - NEGs
Casey Henry - Albury/Holbrook
Nicole Martin - Bunnan
Claudia McKemey - Guyra

Coach:
Jane Melbourne - Galloping Gully

Manager:
Katrina McKemey - Guyra


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Polocrosse Victoria

Polocrosse in Victoria has been played for over seventy years. We are a small state, but we have a very passionate polocrosse community who are committed to making our polocrosse bigger and better. We have two zones, twelve clubs, seven polocrosse grounds and around 250 members. 

Our clubs hold outstanding tournaments from women’s, junior and mixed competitions; we have impeccable grounds and host great auctions. 

From our small member numbers we were able to send six very competitive teams to the Australian Polocrosse Nationals in 2018. We are very proud of our players and the standard of polocrosse they played. Victoria looks forward to hosting the Australian Polocrosse Nationals in Ballarat in March 2020.   

Interstate and National Achievements 

  • Under 12s won the 2018 Nationals 

  • Under 16 Boys and Under 21 Mixed made the 2018 Nationals finals  

  • Many individual awards at the 2018 Nationals 

  • Tristan Cooper playing in the Australia Junior Squad team at Narrabri for the past two years. 

  • In the past 5 years we’ve had many players selected in the Polocrosse Association of Australia squads including but not limited to: Taylor Radford, Corey Buys, Kelly Allen, Sam Allen, Jarrod Martin, Steve Nolan. 

  • Many successes at the 2018 Albury Junior classic. 

  • Victorian players were selected to play in the South African High Goal tournament 

  • Tom Jolly representing Australia in South Africa in 2016 

  • Taylor Radford, Ike Murray and Mark McInnes played for Australia in the Under 21 Australia team in New Zealand. 

  • Trafalgar Club hosted a nationally-recognised women’s competition in 2018 

  • Ballarat Polocrosse Club celebrated its 70th anniversary

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Teams - Victoria

Men’s Team

Elliott Avis - Moorooduc
Corey Buys - Sale
Hamish Carlin - Casterton
Sam Cook - Ballan
Jared Martin - Trafalgar
Dan Puglia - Rosedale
Cam Templeton - Trafalgar

Coach:
Mick Templeton - Trafalgar

Team Manager:
Ray Cook - Ballan

Women’s Team

Kelly Allen - Moorooduc
Kylie Jolly - Trafalgar
Cassie Malady - Trafalgar
Katie Martin - Trafalgar
Annette Radford - Rosedale
Taylor Radford - Rosedale
Kim Templeton - Trafalgar

Coach:
Luke Lossberg - Sale

Team Manager:
Wendy Falconer - Corio


Under 21 Men

Tristan Cooper - Corio
Ryan Bradley - Sale
Angus Pilmore - Casterton
Blake Radford - Rosedale
Travis Pasfield - Ballan
Alec Grills - Inverell
James Green - Tansey

Coach:
Lance Owen - Ballarat

Team Manager:
Jasmine Shields - Ballarat

U16 Boys

Braydon Goss - Casterton
Toby Radford - Rosedale
Harry Semmens - Sale
Brady Wilms - Sale
Thomas Wilms - Sale
Angus Templeton - Trafalgar
Angus Cooper - Corio

Coach:
Boyd Falconer - Corio

Team Manager:
Kristy Cooper - Corio

U16 Girls

Laura Michelmore - Portland
Isabelle Nicholson - Trafalgar
Chelsea Semmens - Sale
Lacey Radford - Trafalgar
Annabel Michelmore - Portland
Ally Gray - Ballarat
Alicia Nicholson - Trafalgar

Coach:
Lee Kelly - Rosedale

Team Manager:
Libby Dummett - Trafalgar