RIDING TO WIN: Junior player Gemma Stuart gets the ball away from an opponent at the NSW polocrosse zone championships. Photo: Daniel Bennett
Nanjing Night Net

NORTHERN New England juniors continued to dominate on the polocrosse field with wins across the board at the zone championships in the Southern Highlands last weekend.

Lindsey Doolan. Photo: Daniel Bennett

Players fromWalcha, Bingara, Inverell, New England Girls’School, Guyra, Macksville, Grafton andCoffs Harbour polocrosse clubs took to the field with impressive results.

The New England teams wererunners up in sub junior championship grade andjunior mixed A grade while thejunior open A grade and championshipand intermediate mixed teams all reigned supreme on the day.

Individually,Cameron Hull of Bingara withRaydulla Charm was awarded best number two junior horse, Lindsey Doolan’s Wayway Amazon won intermediate best number one and champion intermediate horse, Cody Berry’s Keira won best intermediate number two and Jock Grills’Trenton Bo Derek won champion intermediate Australian stock horse.

Northern New England secretary Jess Creed said while the adult teams didn’t fare as well, the future is looking bright for polocrosse in the area.

“Sending four junior teams is really good,” she said.

“Having our junior teams do pretty well, especially in the opens championship grade.It shows we have some strong younger players coming through in our zone.

“We are starting to see the return of more clubs, NEGS has started up and Walcha has in the last couple of years.”

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