Developed in Australia in 1939, Polocrosse is a combination of polo, lacrosse and netball. It’s comprised of six players and their horse per team with 3 players from each team playing at one time.
Unlike Polo, Polocrosse only requires one horse per team member and this can be any type of horse. Gear needed includes a saddle, bridle, bell boots, bandages, helmet and a Polocrosse Racquet. Australia was the winner of the Polocrosse World Cup in 2003 and 2007, this sport now being played around the world by both male and female players of varying ages.
The Polocrosse Association of Australia site can be found at http://www.polocrosse.org.au/. There are also sites for states within Australia:
– New South Wales: http://www.nswpolocrosse.com.au/
– Victoria: http://www.polocrossevic.org.au/
– Western Australia: http://www.pawa.asn.au/
– Northern Territory: http://www.ntpolocrosse.com.au/
– Queensland: http://www.polocrosse.com.au/
– South Australia: http://www.polocrossesa.org.au/
Perhaps you already have a vested interest in this fast moving sport and are interested in promoting your passion. This could be done in the form of photography and advertising for these events; providing the necessary equipment for playing the sport; training and selling horses suited to this discipline or if you have the land, even setting up grounds for practice games and competitions to be held.
A Polocrosse field including the safety line measures 170.5 metres wide by 61 metres long, making the playing field equivalent to 2.6 acres in size. A spare ten to fifteen acres would be sufficient to set up a few of these playing fields for teams to compete.
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