Burradoo Polocrosse Club had a busy and successful 2018.
The club had 20 senior players, three juniors and two sub juniors, with existing players and new faces making a huge effort to attend many carnivals in its zone and many more out of zone.
Congratulations went to to Zoe Fuller for winning the Best Sub Junior Award and to Alan McCormack for winning the Best C Grade Male Player Award at the 2017 Zone Presentation night.
The Burradoo club’s grounds were picture perfect for its carnival in April.
Burradoo were winners in the D Open division over Yass, while Sydney won over Wollondilly in the C Open division.
In the B Open division, Burradoo were runners up to Wollondilly, and Yass won over Lake George in the A Open division.
In the Juniors, the Encouragement award went to Burradoo’s Skylah Parker.
Champion Open Horse went to Daniel Holland and ‘Swagger’ of Yass, and the Heuston Trophy for Best B Grade Horse went to Burradoo’s Ella Edwards and ‘Abbey’.
The inaugural Harriet Nixon Memorial Trophy, for a female player under 21 years of age, showing sportsmanship went to Prue Bucknell of Yass.
Ralph Nixon spoke about his daughter at the presentation.
In another wonderful way of honouring Harriet’s memory and her many achievements, the Young National of the Year Trophy will be renamed the Harriet Nixon Memorial Trophy, for the Young National of the Year.
It will be awarded to an outstanding Young National at this year’s conference in Lismore.
As the season progressed, Burradoo colours were represented at many Sunday afternoon presentations.
Highlights for the year included several runners up and then wins in the C Open division at Yass, B/C Womens division and B Open division at Lake George, and B Open division at Eurocoast.
Ella Edwards won Best B grade Female Player at the Eurocoast carnival, and Nayana Patmore won the Junior Encouragement award at Bungendore.
At the Milton carnival, Burradoo won the D grade competition with Maggie Fuller winning the Best Sub Junior and Zoe Fuller winning Best D Open player.
Andrew Dickson’s ‘ASAR Seniorita’ won best ASH at the Canberra carnival.
Then later at Orange, Burradoo’s determined and keen C Open team won their competition against Yass, in some wet and freezing conditions.
Burradoo Polocrosse Club also sent nine keen players to the Albury Holbrook carnival, as well as Claire McCormack and Belinda Tarlinton to compete in the Bronze Bit.
Anthony Yeo won best and fairest player in the C grade Open division at Albury,
McCormack, along with Belinda and Daniel Tarlinton, represented Southern Highlands at the NSW Zone Champs at Muswellbrook in May.
Daniel’s team won the senior men’s competition and Belinda’s team went down by one goal to South West Slopes in a tough battle.
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