His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Elected by our State Associations
The Board is responsible for acting on all national issues and operates for the collective and mutual benefit of the Association and the sport of Polocrosse throughout Australia.
The Board determines major strategic directions of the Association.
The Board consists of The President, Four (4) Independent Directors, one Appointed Director and an appointed Treasurer and Executive Officer.
Geoffrey Hartwig; Rodney Gee; Carolyn Garland; Kerryn Mickle and Michael Rynne
Areas of Responsibility
Support Insurance and Database.
State Liaison Victoria & Tasmania
Support Disciplinary and Selection committee
State Liaison Northern Territory & New South Wales.
Support Umpiring and Horse Welfare
State Liaison – Western Australia
Support National Coaching, Youth & Junior Development and
High Performance and Development. State Liaison – Queensland.
Support Managers, Promotion, Marketing and Website.
State Liaison – South Australia
Governance and Policy support.
Director of Coaching
Director of Umpiring
Anti-Doping Control Officer
Horse Welfare Officer
At present over 4,500 members – a wonderful mix of male and female members of all ages, from Juniors to Veterans from all walks of life who belong to over 140 registered clubs participating in the sport throughout Australia.
Our Professionalism and Responsibilities
Accredited Coaching Scheme
Established in 1985 in conjunction with the Australian Coaching Council and The Australian Sports Commission.
All coaching is administered by a National Coaching Committee comprising the State Coaching Directors under the Chairmanship of a National Director of Coaching who meet regularly to monitor the coaching programs throughout Australia and in each State.
Accredited Umpiring System
A high priority has always been given to safety for both horses and players through a well organised umpiring system.
All umpiring is administered by a National Umpiring Committee comprising the State Chief Umpires who meet under the Chairmanship of the Australian Chief Umpire.
We work with the Australian Institute of Sport in providing our International Level Players with the opportunity of attending the Institute before participating in International Level Competition.
Risk Management Manual
We adopt world’s best practice in risk management to support and enhance activities in all areas of our organisation and ensure the risk management is an integral part of all our decision making processes.
We implement and monitor various policies to ensure the game is played safely and all associated social aspects are enjoyed by all participants and spectators, policies include: