ON THE BALL: An Alton Downs player flicks a pass away in their 21-8 win over Longreach.
ON THE BALL: An Alton Downs player flicks a pass away in their 21-8 win over Longreach. Zac Luke

Emerald Polocrosse Club ride tough battle

THE Emerald Polocrosse Club got its season into full swing on the weekend, with its annual carnival attracting more than 25 teams.

The Taroom Polocrosse Club proved the pick of the lot, taking out the A-grade title by defeating Bauhinia in the final.

Taroom captain Brett Edmistone said they had to overcome some adversity to become champions.

"We had a few players out and a few horses out," Edmistone said. "We've got a fair bit of depth."

Thanks to the outstanding play of state representative Blake Wells, Taroom was able to go through the tournament undefeated and continue its dominance in the region.

"Up here we do all right," Edmistone said.

"It was very good.

"It was pretty easy in the end but it's always a challenge."

Emerald Polocrosse Club publicity officer Peggy Kerr said it was no surprise to see Taroom crowned victors at the end of the carnival.

 

"They were favourites, definitely," Kerr said.

"They're consistently in the A-grade and fairly consistently winning the A-Grade.

"They're the ones to beat at the moment."

 

Kerr said Taroom boasted a high pedigree in polocrosse.

"They've got some really tough players," she said.

"They grew up playing polocrosse. It's sort of burned into them, I guess."

She said the Emerald Polocrosse Carnival was a highlight of the polocrosse year for the Capricornia region.

"Our carnival, it's probably one of the biggest ones in our zone," she said.

"We had a very broad range of clubs this year, which was good to see.

"We had quite a few teams come down from up north. They're pretty well travelled."

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