Polocrosse carnival this weekend

Abbott Grills in action in the International Test series in New Zealand
28th Mar 2023

The Guyra Polocrosse Club will host its annual carnival this weekend at the Richard White Memorial Polocrosse Fields at Bald Blair. The club is hoping to draw many teams from NSW and QLD, as the 2023 is kicking off. The carnival kicks off on Sunday April 1st with play commencing at 8am and continuing on Sunday April 2nd.
The Guyra Club has many members, young and old, from beginners to National players and many in between and has already seen success for some of its members this year. Several members were selected in National Squads- Abbott Grills, Ella Elks, Zac Finlayson, Emily Walmsley and Bridget McKemey.
Abbott Grills went on to represent Australia at a recent International Test Series in NZ. At this series, Australia came out convincing winners, winning three out of three games. Abbott has also been selected in an Australian team to play against the ‘Rest of the World’ in Warwick in early May.
Emily Walmsley and Zac Finlayson were selected to play for NSW, at a recent Intermediate competition at the Muswellbrook Show. NSW came out winners in a nail-biting decider, winning by one goal. Emily took home the prizes winning Champion NSW Player and Champion Overall Player.
In our under 12’s, Alexander McKemey has been selected to play in the Sub Junior competition at the upcoming Sydney Royal Show
At the upcoming Barastoc competition in Warwick in early May, Zac Finlayson, Abby Finlayson, Carlie Grills and Matt Grills have all been selected in their respective age divisions to play for NSW. Tim Finlayson was selected in an Under 26 squad and is waiting to hear if he has been selected.
With such a high calibre of players you can be assured of some great polocrosse. Entry is free and we have a canteen and bar running all weekend with a homecooked meal on Saturday night. All are welcome!
Such events cannot run without sponsors and the club would like to extend its gratitude to these businesses. ANZ Australia, Bombers Polox Gear, Brett AG Contracting, EDF Renewables Australia, Elders Armidale and Guyra, Grazag, Horseland Armidale, JBS Australia, Kirk’s Livestock Transport, Kirks IGA + Liquor, Mort & Co, NAB, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Overseer Saddlery and Squadron Energy.
Katrina McKemey