Polocrosse Association of Australia





His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia


Our Board - 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.

Board:

President: Gill Mathie
Vice President: Rodney Geppert

Geoffrey Hartwig; Rodney Gee; Barney Langford; and Mick Rynne

 


Director Responsibilities

Gill Mathie

Support Youth Development. State Liaison - Western Australia.

Delegate to IPC

Rodney Gee

Support National Grading.  State Liaison - Queensland and South Australia.

Geoffrey Hartwig

Support Umpiring and Horse Welfare, State Liaison - New South Wales.

Rodney Geppert

Insurance Committee and Selection Committee. State Liaison - Victoria and Tasmania.

Delegate to IPC

Barney Langford

Support Coaching and High Performance. State Liaison - Northern Territory

Michael Rynne Policy support
Carolyn Garland Appointed Director


Appointed Positions

Position Name
Director of Coaching
Karin Stockman
Director of Umpiring
Brian Johnson
Deputy Director of Umpiring
Richard Murrell
Treasurer Colin Bloomfield
Executive Officer Karin Stockman
Anti-Doping Control Officer
Bill Bleechmore
Horse Welfare Officer Elissa Koch
   

Our Members

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.


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 Coaching Director 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.

Elite Camp

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.

Policies

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:

  • Member Protection Policy
  • Smoking and Alcohol Policy
  • Harassment Policy
  • Emergency Policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Doping Policy and Procedures
  • National Insurance Scheme


We administer the National Insurance Scheme on behalf of all our Clubs and players.

National Executive Officer (NEO)

We have a dedicated Association office based in Bulli. The NEO provides administrative support to the President, Treasurer, Director of Umpiring and Director of Coaching and operation of the Board.

Provides the State Associations with information to assist them support our members.

The Australian Institute of Sport

The Australian Sports Commission recognises the Polocrosse Association of Australia as a National Sporting Organisation. We receive funding to secure:

1. Excellence in sports performance at the Elite level; enabling Polocrosse to compete at an international level and retain our standing as the Worlds Best.

2. Sport Development – to ensure Polocrosse has a sports system that supports and offers improved participation at a local/club level.

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