No stranger to the Australian team - Lance Anderson!
Lance Anderson is 35 and manages a cattle property in the Hunter Valley with his wife Lyric and kids Rhyme, 9 and Hughie, 6. He hates listing where he has played and what he has won in his polocrosse career, seeing it as ‘gloating’. He’d prefer to get on with the job of beating the South Africans! However his journalist wife knows he has played polocrosse in Australia since he was 7, has represented NSW at nationals in every age group bar subbies and has also had a game or two in Zimbabwe and South Africa, New Zealand, England and Texas. Last year he was awarded best number two at South Africa’s Durban High Goal where he also picked up a few new polocrosse tricks he plans to use at Warwick. Mr Competitive was a member of the 2011 World Cup side and was bitterly disappointed with third place and plans to make amends this April. He is extremely focused and dedicated to the task and his desire to win is second-to-none. ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian Women's Team Manager is doing a wonderful job organising to her team onto the flat at Warwick. Here is some background on Lisa .. "Hello, my name is Lisa Sheahan and I am the Manager of the Australian Women's team. I am from the Corio club in Victoria and have been involved in polocrosse for 9 years. I started playing in 2010. It is fair to say that I came to the sport at a 'mature' age. While I love the sport and riding my horses, it became clear rather quickly that my skills were better suited to off the field rather than on it! Like a lot of others, I have tried other horse disciplines and became a qualified endurance rider in 2015. Endurance riding appealed to me as my greatest sporting achievement was to be an elite marathon runner and compete in marathons both here and overseas in my 20's. That would be termed 'back in the day'! My polocrosse management career began in 2012 when I managed the Victorian U24 Ladies team at the Warwick Nationals. I was fortunate enough to take on the role of State Manager at both the Darwin 2014 and Albury 2016 Nationals that followed. In 2014 I applied for and was selected to be part of the Polocrosse Australia Management Program and managed one of the Men's squad teams at Barastoc last August. I am honoured to take on the role of managing a very talented and dedicated group of women players to play South Africa in April. The secret to good management is good organisation, solid time management and great communication and along with Craig Bassett, the Manager of the Men's team, and our coaches, we are working hard to ensure that our teams take the field able to fully focus on the job at hand - victory! ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian Teams don't just turn up to play - there are many months of preparation coordinating a whole team and their horses. The team Manager plays a vital role in getting all of this together. The PAA recognises the amount of work involved behind the scenes - it is a very big task! The Manager of the Australian Men's Team is Craig Bassett from Geraldton in Western Australia. Here are a few words from Craig... "My name is Craig Bassett and I’m a member of the Walkaway Polocrosse Club in Western Australia. With my love of the game and despite never having played, the closest is umpiring I have been a past Club President and once again a club selector. I am a State Selector and have managed State Teams at the last 5 Nationals. My favourite polocrosse experience was managing the first WA Team to win the Open Mixed Competition at the 2008 Perth Nationals closely followed by winning the Open Mixed at Warwick in 2012. I look forward to this next experience at the top level of Polocrosse Management. Go Aussies!" ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian Sports Commission has been a principal partner of the Polocrosse Association of Australia now for many years. We value their partnership and recognise how far their support has developed our great game.
To find out more about the Australian Sports Commission and their Play for Life campaign visit their website.