The Adina Polocrosse World Cup to be held in Warwick from 22 to 28 April is expected to be one of the biggest international events on the polocrosse calendar and will be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in rural Australia. It will attract 60,000 spectators, more than 2000 international visitors and 300 players from eight countries (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe), all battling it out for the sport’s top honour. Polocrosse is one of only three home-grown Australian sports, along with Aussie Rules football and Campdrafting, and celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2019.
More than 40 games of elite polocrosse will be on display in Warwick. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use its home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back. While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines .
The world’s best will not only converge on Warwick for the World Cup, but they will also be in the spotlight at the Barastoc Interstate Series, an additional part of the seven-day event program. The Barastoc Interstate Series will see state teams from Queensland, NSW and Victoria battle it out across five divisions in an effort to take home the title of Best in Australia. All Barastoc games are made up of six by six minute chukkas (periods of play), with the Men’s, Women’s, U21 Men’s (Intermediate), Junior Girls and Junior Boys playing a round robin format with a final. The U21 Women’s (Intermediate) will play three games.
At the 2018 Australian Nationals in Perth, Queensland’s Open Women’s, Open Mixed and Intermediate Women’s won their divisions. The Open Men’s, Masters Men’s and Junior Mixed teams were runners up in their divisions.
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