GET ready for a spectacle of thundering hooves, clashing racquets and elite athleticism when the nation’s best polocrosse players compete at the Swan Valley Polocrosse Nationals at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon next month.
Polocrosse Association of Western Australia executive officer Kim Maguire said this year marked 50 years of the event and the Golden Jubilee was expected to be the biggest and best championship in the sport’s history.
“It’s estimated more than 400 of the best polocrosse players will travel from all states of Australia, bringing along roughly 600 of their equine teammates to participate in the most significant event on the sport’s calendar,” she said.
“Players and their horses are currently making the pilgrimage from every corner of Australia and it will take some people many weeks to arrive in the Swan Valley.
“Polocrosse is a truly unique Australian sport and players at the championship level display horsemanship that combines the athleticism of polo and the coordination of lacrosse into an action-packed game of skill, teamwork, and endurance.”
To coincide with the grand opening ceremony for the Australian National Polocrosse Championships there will be a free community day on September 30 from 10am to 4pm at the Perth Polocrosse Club in Brigadoon.
A Day In The Valley will have more than 80 market stalls together with kid’s fun and live entertainment.
The Australian National Polocrosse Championships will run throughout the week of 1-7 October 2018.