Polocrosse is a great family sport with many opportunities - here we have two players that need no introduction! Representing Australia in the the Men's Team and the Women's Team, Sandra and Will Weston have given us a little insight to their polocrosse journey.
"We were reared in the South West Slopes NSW. We played subbies and juniors together for our then clubs Harden and Tumut. We now play for the Jugiong club. 10 years ago we were married, bought a 40ft trailer and filled it up... We are lucky that our families got us hooked on polocrosse as kids. We have played polocrosse in every state and have traveled all over the world. The places we have been and the people we have met keep us working horses. To get where we are today as has taken a lot of wet saddlecloths, compromise and hard work. The fun we have makes it all worth while. We are looking forward to the up coming test, we are both lucky to be able to play with and against some of the best polocrosse players in the world. To play Men's and Women's divisions at such a high level is also something we are looking forward too... I am pleased we don't have to carry the men, and Will is pleased the men don't have to carry the women...The jury is out on which statement is correct... Cheers Will and Sandra" ... See MoreSee Less
Calling Narrabri in the North West of New South Wales home, Trent Mortimer kicked off his polocrosse career at the ripe old age of eight. After a long history with the Cubbaroo club he is now a member of Narrabri, though work commitments have also seen him as a member of both the Sydney and Albury-Holbrook Clubs respectively. Given the early introduction to the sport, he has had his fair share of representative duties. He has had numerous Zone and State call ups and consecutive National Championships since 2004. With his previous results at Nationals, it's understandable that Darwin and Albury are among his favourite memories, picking up horse and rider prizes at both events.However, he cites winning Champion Horse with "Kirby's Stud Delight",at the 2016 Australian Squad matches his most memorable moment. Mention Mortimer's name to anyone, and almost immediately they comment on his ability to attract kids. Often enough, young players head to Trent's during the school holidays, to improve both their playing and riding skills. Regardless of how much it may put him out, he is always more than willing to help. The sport and the opportunities that it provides have given Trent much enjoyment, but it is watching the horses progress through the ranks, from breaking to playing, that he finds most rewarding. Speaking of his selection for the upcoming Australia vs South Africa test matches in April, Mortimer says he was overwhelmed with his selection and will be taking the games as they come. Narrabri Polocrosse Club Cubbaroopoloxclub Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club Thanks to Kristy Bullen for the playing photo - we will look forward to seeing you at Warwick! ... 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.