The women’s side is made up of Suzette Thomas, who was a previous member of Australia’s last World Cup winning team in 2007 and a mainstay of Australian teams, Lucy Grills, who was a member of the 2015 World Cup team and has represented Australia in various international competitions, Lauren Sillitoe, who was a member of the 2015 World Cup team, and Beth Hafey, who is making her maiden venture playing Open representative polocrosse. The men’s side consists of Jim Grills, who has been an Australian representative since the junior ranks and is the brother of female player Lucy Grills, Abbott Grills, who represented Australia at the 2015 World Cup and is also the cousin of Lucy and Jim, Lance Anderson, who represented Australia at the 2011 World Cup, and Will Weston, who was a member of the 2011 and 2015 World Cup team.
The team will be coached by two renowned coaches, Head Coach Arch Anderson and Assistant Coach Cameron Shepard, who have played at seven national polocrosse competitions and two World Cups, respectively, and have both played for a combined 61 years. The team’s managers consist of Pip Crook and Toni Davidge, who both have experience managing and playing for the national teams. Having lost in the final of the past two World Cups, the Australians are keen to reclaim the championship on home turf at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019.
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