Introducing the hard-working committee behind the Adina Polocrosse World Cup

So many hours have gone into organising the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019, with planning beginning two years ago in 2017!

With just days until the World Cup, there are many people behind the scenes contributing to make this happen, and make it great! More than 200 volunteers will support the World Cup.

We’d love to introduce the main team behind the World Cup; the organising committee:

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Les Fraser

Les is the Chairman of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup organising committee, overseeing every detail of the event, as well as the 2003 and 2007 World Cups which were also hosted at Morgan Park.

Les has played every single season for the past 57 years, and has represented the game at all levels, most notably captaining Australia in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Les has been the President of the Warwick Polocrosse Club for 28 years and has been instrumental in the transformation of a bare parcel of land into the world’s best purpose-built polocrosse facility. New additional facilities have built for the 2019 World Cup.

Read more about Les’ passion for the World Cup

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Robyn Fraser

Robyn is the Treasurer of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup organising committee, and also manages merchandise, on-site catering, trophies and accommodation.

Robyn was drawn to the game of polocrosse in the 1960’s when she met Les and whilst she has never played, cheering on the Warwick Polocrosse Club and working behind-the-scenes has been a lifelong passion - Robyn has been one of the longest- serving office bearers of the Warwick Polocrosse Club and was awarded Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship for outstanding community and sporting service.

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Trish Shepherd

Trish has handled the online ticketing and camping portals, the recruitment of the Brown & Hurley Volunteer Team and a lot of other World Cup jobs along the way.

Trish has played club, zone and state level polocrosse, holds coaching accreditation, has managed a number of teams at national and interstate events and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the South East Queensland Polocrosse Zone.

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Kent Wells

Kent, the joint Vice President of the Warwick Polocrosse Club, has been heavily involved in sourcing and co-ordinating the 150 horses to be loaned to the players for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup.

Kent has played polocrosse for 46 years across all levels including two Australian representations in 1994 and 2001 and is currently the Australian Polocrosse Director of Umpring.

Kent is one of Queensland’s most respected farriers and manages the Hawthorne Australian Stock Horse Stud.

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Cameron Shepherd

Cameron is assisting with the co-ordination of the horses for the World Cup.

Cameron is currently Vice President of the Warwick Polocrosse Club and President of the South East Zone of the Queensland Polocrosse Association. He has been a member of Warwick Polocrosse Club all of his playing career of 35 years except for eight years when he was working in NSW and was a member of the Quirindi Club. Cameron represented and captained for his state and an Australian team both here and overseas.

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Charlie Brook

Charlie, a long-time member of Warwick Polocrosse Club, has helped lead the huge task of sourcing and co-ordinating the 150 horses that make up the Adina Polocrosse World Cup horse pools.

Charlie has been a member of the Queensland Polocrosse Association Executive for 25 years and is the immediate past President.

A well-known horse breeder, for almost 40 years Charlie has successfully participated in polocrosse at national and international level as a player and as a coach.

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Warwick Fraser

Warwick is the joint Vice-President of the Warwick Polocrosse Club and has assisted with the World Cup’s sponsorship, marketing and media, will co-manage World Cup bar outlets, and be part of the Frasers Livestock Transport Call Team. The son of Les and Robyn, Warwick has played club, zone and national level polocrosse.

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Rodney Geppert

Rodney has volunteered at all three Warwick Polocrosse World Cups. Rodney is a social member of Warwick Polocrosse Club with his playing days behind him which began in 1978. For the past sixteen years Rodney has spent time in administration of the sport at zone, state andnational level.

Linda Tillman