The PAA announced a perpetual trophy for leadership in Women’s Polocrosse.
DOREEN SHEPHERD MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY The PAA announced a perpetual trophy for Leadership in Women’s Polocrosse at the NZ test series held at Moonyoonooka . Named in honour of the late Doreen Shepherd the Doreen Shepherd Memorial Perpetual Trophy will be awarded annually to an Australian Women’s Representative player who best displays all the attributes that set a positive example to women and girls playing polocrosse. The Trophy will remain permanently on display at the Polocrosse Museum with the winner to receive a replica. The late Doreen Shepherd’s family have made a major contribution to the sport of polocrosse in both the playing and administration of the game. Son Ken Shepherd and daughter Robyn Fraser have been tireless workers for polocrosse since their youth, and son Ross has been a well known player at international level, coach of winning Australian World Cup sides and a present Australian Selector. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to play the game, Grandson Cameron is a former Australian captain and Grandsons Warwick Fraser, Stewart and Matthew play at representative level. Granddaughters’ Fiona Flegler, Stacey Armstrong , Sueanne Campbell , GaiMaree Payne have worked in supporting her family in hosting the 2003 and 2007 World Cups as well as club state and zone carnivals , as well granddaughter Alicia Shepherd has played nationals polocrosse. Her great granddaughters and sons have recently started to play. The PAA is pleased and honoured to be able to present this trophy named in honour of this humble and remarkable woman to the women and girls of polocrosse.