AUSTRALIA CLAIMS WORLD TITLE IN WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST POLOCROSSE EVENT
Australia has regained its title as Best in the World at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup, defeating current world champions, South Africa, 34 to 21 in a hard-fought battle at Warwick on Sunday 28 April.
Australia entered the Championship Final undefeated, having outplayed Zimbabwe 24 v 11, the USA 29 v 14, Zambia 25 v 8, and NZ 29 v 15. According to two-time Australian World Cup coach Ross Shepherd, the dominance of the Australian women was a highlight of the game.
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AUSSIES FAVOURITES TO WIN THE WORLD CUP!
South Africa have clawed their way back to make it into the Championship World Cup Final against Australia, due to be played Sunday April 28 at 2pm as the closing match of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup.
In today’s semi finals South Africa was too strong for Zambia, proving that they deserve their world number one ranking and a position in the championship final. Meanwhile, Australia remain undefeated after they ran away with a 14-point lead on New Zealand, making them favourites for the 2019 World Cup title.
After what has been an unpredictable week of competition, it turns out that two of the top ranked countries will fight for the title.
AUSTRALIA, THE ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM LEADING INTO THE SEMI FINALS
Four teams have made it to the semi-finals: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Zambia. The Aussies have arrived having won all of their World Cup matches so far, the only undefeated team.
ADINA POLOCROSSE World Cup 2019 SEMI FINALS HAVE BEEN DETERMINED
After four days of unpredictable polocrosse action, and the first round of night matches, the semi-final games for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019 have been determined.
On Friday April 26 we will see United Kingdom take on United States under lights at 6.00pm, followed by Zimbabwe versus Ireland at 7.30pm. Another two fantastic night games of polocrosse action.
Saturday will see South Africa versus Zambia at 10.00am and Australia versus New Zealand at 1.30pm.
With three days of the event remaining, the countdown is on for the finals, which will commence Saturday evening.
THIS COULD BE ANYONE’S WORLD CUP!
After defeating world number one South Africa, New Zealand have today been defeated 18 goals to 17 by Ireland who currently sit on the bottom of the ladder, showing that there are no predictions for this World Cup competition.
AUSTRALIA MOVE TO CLEAR FAVOURITES TO WIN THE CUP
Fifth-ranked New Zealand defeats world number one South Africa in what has been labelled ‘the upset of the event’ and has been predicted to move Australia to clear favoUrites to win the World Cup.
HIGHLIGHTS & RESULTS – DAY ONE
Day One saw a crowd of over 5,500 visitors at IOR Morgan Park and another 356 from around the globe on the event’s livestream enjoying Day One of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019.
WORLD CLASS POLOCROSSE PLAYERS MEET THEIR TRUSTY STEEDS
It’s not only 64 world class players from across the globe who are performing at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup next week – some of the best polocrosse horses from across Australia will also be on show. Today, Tuesday 16 April, the official World Cup horse draw took place, which allocates a pool of horses to each of the eight competing teams. Players now have around one hour each day over the coming week to get to know their horse and how it plays, before competition commences on Monday 22 April.
STUDENTS TO CHANT AND CHEER ON THE WORLD’S BEST
The cheering and chanting will be lively when more than 700 Prep to Grade 12 students from across southern Queensland take part in TAFE Queensland’s Schools Program at the 2019 Adina Polocrosse World Cup.
Warwick Polocrosse Club member and Wellcamp school teacher Jess Duncan is co-ordinating the program and is excited to have so many young people keen to be a part of the largest international sporting event ever held in rural Australia.
“Polocrosse is one of only three Australian-made sports, and the Schools Program is a great way to introduce young people to the sport, while also educating them on an important part of the country’s sporting history,” Jess said.
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
Excitement is building in the rural town of Warwick, Queensland (population 15,000) as the more than 60 of the world’s best polocrosse players, 2,000 international visitors and 60,000 spectators prepare to converge on the town for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019.
Taking place from 22-28 April 2019, the 2019 Adina Polocrosse World Cup is the biggest international event on the polocrosse calendar and will be the largest international sporting event ever to be held in rural Australia.
BEST OF THE WORLD, BEST OF AUSTRALIA
Over 40 games of elite polocrosse on display in Warwick
It’s not only the world’s best that will converge on Warwick, Queensland during the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019 – the best in Australia will also be in the spotlight at the Barastoc Interstate Series, which is part of the seven-day event program.
The Barastoc Interstate Series will see state teams from Queensland, NSW and Victoria battle it out across five divisions in an effort to take home the title of Best in Australia. All Barastoc games are made up of six by six minute chukkas (periods of play), with the Men’s, Women’s, U21 Men’s (Intermediate), Junior Girls and Junior Boys playing a round robin format with a final. The U21 Women’s (Intermediate) will play three games. The first Barastoc matches commence on Tuesday 23 April, with the finals held over the weekend of 27-28 April.
ICONIC QUEENSLAND COMPANY JOINS WORLD CUP TEAM
Iconic Australian watch brand, Adina, has partnered with the 2019 Polocrosse World Cup as the naming rights sponsor.
Like the toughness, skill, finesse and superior quality of a World Cup polocrosse player, Adina’s watches are designed and assembled with extreme attention to detail, to withstand the rigours of the Australian lifestyle and harsh conditions of the outback, while exuding style, quality and superior technology.
WARWICK ACCOMMODATION TO REACH CAPACITY IN COMING WEEKS
The ‘No Vacancy’ signs will be out in force in Warwick and surrounding towns during the Adina Polocrosse World Cup in April 2019, with many accommodation providers already at capacity.
The World Cup will be the largest international sporting event ever held in rural Australia, attracting over 60,000 people, including 2,000 international visitors.
TOP TEN TO TAKE ON THE WORLD! Australian Polocrosse Squad announced
The Polocrosse Association of Australia today announced the country’s 10 most elite players who will make up the Australian Polocrosse Squad, all of whom are vying for one of eight spots on the 2019 World Cup team. The Australian Polocrosse Squad will represent Australia over the next 6-8 months, with their sights set on selection for the World Cup team.
SUZETTE THOMAS Australian Squad Player Story
Suzette Thomas’ first memory of polocrosse was watching her dad, granddad and uncles play in the back paddock of the family farm in Boddington, WA. Horses and riding had always been a big part of life on the farm, so it only seemed natural that their chosen sport would involve the much-loved animal.
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