Skills on show at first carnival

The Wollondilly Polocrosse Club achieved great results at it’s first carnival. 

FIRST CARNIVAL: Players from the Wollondilly Polocrosee Club in action at the Braidwood Polocrosse Carnival. Photo: Sue Mehl.

FIRST CARNIVAL: Players from the Wollondilly Polocrosee Club in action at the Braidwood Polocrosse Carnival. Photo: Sue Mehl.

The team participated in the Braidwood Polocrosse Carnival on March 11 and 12.

The Club took two teams to the carnival, The A Open team and the B Womens team.

The womens team were short three players, but women from Palmerston, Northern Territory stepped in to complete the side.  

The A Open team was made up of Kaitlyn Smith, Craig Lidgard, Bruce Greenslade, Damien Baxter, Luke Geddes and Luke Greenslade. 

The B women was made up of Jayden Haertsch (Wollondilly), Sarah Fergusson (Wollondilly), Victoria Geddes (Wollondilly), Tracey McComish (Palmerston NT), Gianna Douglas (Palmerston NT) and Shannon Burns (Palmerston NT). 

The womens side played two games on Saturday.

The games were really close and everyone played so well. We were pretty happy and we are looking forward to what else we can do throughout this year.

Wollondilly Polocrosse Club women’s captain Bec Moore

In the first match they faced off against Canberra, but were defeated 8-1. 

The team came back in the second match against Bungendore (2) and took a 7-2 victory. 

The scores secured the team a position in the final on March 12. 

The women played hard and won the match against Braidwood 5-4. 

The Open team showed that their training and hard work had payed off and won half of their games. 

Although the day started with an 8-7 loss to Yass, Wollondilly came back in the second game against Eurocoast and picked up an 11-6 win. 

Wollondilly kept their winning play alive in the third match of the day against Palmerston, and secured 12-2 victory. 

Unfortunately the team went to down in the final match of the day against Lake George with an 11-6 score. 

Wollondilly Polocrosse Club women’s captain Bec Moore said the club’s first carnival experience was a success. 

“The games were really close and everyone played so well,” she said. 

“For our first carnival as a club we were pretty happy and we are looking forward to what else we can do throughout this year.”

A Open team player Luke Greenslade and his horse Aria were awarded Champion Horse and Rider at the carnival while team member Kaitlyn Smith was awarded best intermediate player for 2016 from the Southern Highland Zone.

The Wollondilly Polocrosse Club has the intention of holding an annual polocrosse carnival, however the club has decided that this won’t happen until 2018. 

Members said they hoped to hold regular events and bring new members into their newly formed, family-friendly club. 

For more about the club or for information about joining, search Wollondilly Polocrosse Club on Facebook.