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Former Australian Polocrosse World Cup coach, Ross Shepherd, whose teams won the World Cup twice, has given his thoughts on the 2019 World Cup teams and how they have evolved.
Australia is the new world champion of polocrosse!
The finals have been decided - Australia will face South Africa on Sunday!
Find out the highlights from Day 5 of the Adina Polocrosse World Cup with two of the semi finals played under lights in front of thousands of fans.
Four teams have made it to the championship 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.
Does this make Australia the favourite to get into the finals, or have their losses given the other teams something to prove?
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 26 April the United Kingdom take on the 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.
A wrap up of Day 1 from the Mike Williams Country Clothing Chukka Chat newsletter in the morning to results, gallery of images, and highlights reel from the livestream, published after the games are finished for the day
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.
The Adina Polocrosse World Cup teams have arrived in Warwick more prepared for competition than ever before after a record number of pre-World Cup test matches were held between competing nations.
With all teams taking their training so seriously, spectators are guaranteed to witness some of the best World Cup action in the event’s history.
Australian Stock Horses are renowned as some of the best polocrosse horses in the world, so it would seem that the sport of polocrosse and these versatile and willing horses are a perfect match. With the world’s best polocrosse players competing on Australian Stock Horses, these elite-level performance horses will demonstrate to the world what it is that sets them apart.
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.
We caught up with Australian Polocrosse World Cup team member Lauren Sillitoe to talk about how she trains and prepares her horses for elite level polocrosse competitions such as the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019.
More than 60 years ago, Terry Blake took his first steps into the world of Australian Stock Horse breeding, not knowing that he would become a legend of the industry. His love of the Australian Stock Horse also drew him to the sport of polocrosse, where his horses were highly coveted by players and fellow breeders.
The Hafey name is synonymous with horse breeding. Justin Hafey is a fourth generation breeder, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather. Hafey horses date back to the early 1900s, and today they can be found all over Australia, and internationally in the USA and UK.
Generous partners have sponsored awards for the best of the best at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019 and the concurrent Barastoc Interstate Series 2019, ensuring competitors and horse loaners leave with great mementos of the events.
The Australian Polocrosse World Cup team is preparing to take to the field for the first time this week, taking on the New Zealand World Cup team in Ballarat, Victoria on 16-17 February.
This will be the first time the Australian team has played together in an official capacity, coming together in Victoria from their home states of New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia.
IOR Petroleum, a major sponsor of the 2019 Adina Polocrosse World Cup, will open its new Diesel Stop depot in Warwick on Friday 21 December 2018 which will help to service the expected 60,000 spectators who will attend the World Cup in April next year.
With two of her children recently chosen to be on the Australian team for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup, we spoke to Sara about her love for the Australian Stock Horse, the involvement of her stud in the World Cup, and why she chooses to lend some of their best horses to strangers.
Suzette Thomas’ first memory of polocrosse was watching her dad, granddad and uncles play in the back paddock of the family farm in Boddington, Western Australia. 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.
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.
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.
With the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019 in April now just 10 months away, work is progressing well on sourcing the 180 horses required for the prestigious event.
A lesson learned at the 2007 World Cup is that a solid B- to C-grade horse can turn into magic when paired with a world-class player.
Learn about the benefits to horse owners for lending their horse.
The Polocrosse Association of Australia has announced the country’s ten most elite players who will make up the Australian Polocrosse Squad, all of whom will vie for one of eight spots on the Polocrosse World Cup 2019 team, the Aussieroos.