What is the World Cup?

At an international level, the pinnacle of polocrosse has to be the World Cup! The World Cup event was first held in Warwick Queensland during 2003 and saw Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada compete for the inaugural World Cup title.

Since our first World Cup win in 2003 the Australian team has taken home the World Champions trophy twice more, in 2007 and most recently in 2019 against South Africa.

In 2024 the World Cup will be held the Durban Shongweni Club — the equestrian epicentre of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa — from July 15-28, 2024. Teams from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Zambia, England, Ireland, United States of America and Zimbabwe are vying for the 2024 World Cup title. A win in South Africa in 2024 would be our first on foreign soil.

The 2024 Goodline Australian World Cup Team

The Australian 2024 World Cup Polocrosse team

Sam Allen

“It has taken me a while to get here, to get this opportunity, but I’ll run with it with open hands.”

Lindsey Doolan

“Getting the chance to represent Australia is definitely a big privilege. It’s always been a dream of mine. It’s a massive life goal ticked off to get in the team.”

Lucy Grills

“I just think about 11-year-old me at the ’03 World Cup looking at the people I wanted to be like and I imagine there probably someone looking at me wanting to be in the same spot.”

Beth Hafey

“I just remember the atmosphere from the 2019 World Cup — it is something I will never forget. It lifts you, it changes you as a player. It heightens your game to another level.”

Corey Buys

“Everyone wants to represent their country, I just kept putting in until I got there.”

Matt Davison

“I started playing when I was six and I’ve been looking up to players who have represented Australia since then. And to now be at the same level as the players you once looked up to is pretty cool. To have the opportunity to represent Australia is all about pride.”

Jimmy Grills

“It means we have to make sure we do everything we can to make Australia proud and get the job done. That’s what it means to me.”

Tom O’Neill

“I started playing when I was six and I’ve been with the sport of polocrosse ever since. I played against South Africa when I was 17, but I’m psyched to be wearing the green and gold in 2024. I’m really looking forward to the World Cup and representing Australia.”

Team managers and coaches

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