Wollondilly prove they are tough competition

YASS CARNIVAL: Wollondilly Polocrosse players in action at the Yass carnival. Photo: supplied.
YASS CARNIVAL: Wollondilly Polocrosse players in action at the Yass carnival. Photo: supplied.

It was another big weekend for the Wollondilly Polocrosse Club. 

Players travelled to Sunny Corner, Hall for the Yass Polocrosse Carnival, held on March 18 and 19. 

The newly formed Wollondilly Club fielded a Mixed B team and played a number of skilled and exciting matches.

The Yass event was a multi-horse carnival, which meant competitors were able to play on more than one horse over the weekend.

This was unlike other polocrosse events which are usually one horse per weekend. 

Kaitlyn played super on her little horse Jellybean amd Luke Geddes did some great marking up.

Wollondilly Polocrosse Club member Vanessa Baxter

The multi-horse carnival allowed the younger horses to have a go on the field. 

The mixed B team was made up of  Jayden Haertsch, Victoria Geddes, Kaitlyn Smith, Luke Greenslade (captain),  Craig Lidgard and Luke Geddes. 

The team played three ordinary matches and secured themselves a position in the final. 

Wollondilly lost their first match against Bengendore 12-6, but won the next two matches against Lake George (8-5) and Yass (10-6). 

The Highlands team won the mixed B competition after they defeated Yass 11-7 in the final. 

The club was unable to fill another whole team, so a few of Wollondilly members were lent out to other clubs for the weekend. 

Bruce Greenslade was lent out into C mixed grade and was placed into the Braidwood 2 team.

Damian Baxter was lent out into C open grade and was placed into the Canberra 2 team.

Wollondilly Polocrosse Club member Vanessa Baxter said Greenslade and Baxter performed exceptionally well even though they were not playing tin their regular teams. 

Lily Geddes and Scarlett Geddes were the youngest members to represent Wollondilly at the carnival.

They competed in the sub junior comp (under-12s) and had a fantastic weekend.

Lily Geddes was awarded the Sub Junior encouragement award and she won a brand new bridle. 

Vanessa Baxter said the carnival was a good showcase of new and experienced polocrosse players and horses.

She also commended each of the players on their performance. 

“Kaitlyn played super on her little horse Jellybean amd Luke Geddes did some great marking up,” she said.

“Luke Greenslade was getting a heap of ball out the back of the line up and appeared to pick balls up from everywhere.”

“Craig Lidgard got to play princess for final so got some good speed and turns.”

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, search them on Facebook.