More than 15,000 cheering polocrosse spectators and competitors filled the sidelines at Morgan Park, Warwick over the weekend, to witness Australia take on the current World champions, South Africa.

The polocrosse action was of epic proportions with the best in the game calling it the most thrilling exhibition of the game, ever seen.

Polocrosse legend and Warwick Polocrosse Club President, Les Fraser, said if the atmosphere over the weekend was any indication of what’s to come, the 2019 Polocrosse World Cup is sure to be electric.

“The test matches between Australia and South Africa had everyone on their feet and the roar from the crowd as the players and horses rode onto the field gave you goosebumps.”

Alongside the international test series, nearly 300 action-packed polocrosse games were contested including a fight for State-of-Origin supremecy battled out between Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia and a thrilling win for home club Warwick winning the Shell Cup, the oldest club trophy in contension in the World.

Queensland was successful in winning the Interstate U30 Mixed Competition, Interstate Junior Boys Competition and Interstate Junior Girls Competition and were runners-up in the Interstate Mens Competition, Interstate Womens Competition, and Interstate U21 Womens Competition.

“We hosted a record crowd over the weekend including day-trippers from across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales,” Les said,

“and they’re raving about polocrosse, so they’ll be back in 2019 for the Polocrosse World Cup with as many family and friends as they can gather!”

Polocrosse, one of only three Australian-made sports, will celebrate 80 years in 2019 and the World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South

Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to Southern Queensland to battle out for the world title.

The 2019 Polocrosse World Cup is expected to inject more than $6million into the Southern Downs economy when 300 competitors, more than 60,000 spectators and 2,000 international guests visit Warwick.

For more information visit www.warwickpolox.com.au

 

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