Bingara polocrosse perform well at Merriwa

June 4, 2009

The Bingara Polocrosse Club played another exciting weekend of polocrosse when they made the long trip to attend the Merriwa Polocrosse Carnival recently. With the Warialda Polocrosse carnival being cancelled, Bingara were determined to play.  The weekend paid off with one of the two teams winning the finals and the sub juniors showing they are a tough team of players.

The Bingara one team consisted of Jason Creed, Marc Tongue, Geoff Turton, Melissa Hanson, Louise Dailey and Glen Hull.  Local members Jessica Barnes and Lisa Clarke also played joining a mixed team of Quirindi and Muswellbrook players, whilst Sam Turton, Marty Turton and Cameron Hull together played in the sub juniors B grade competition.

Bingara team one played three games in total coming up against Cassilis, Bunnan and Maitland. The first game on Saturday morning was a grading game whereby Bingara come up against Cassilis. The game remained at a good paceand Bingara were able to take a convincing win.

Bingara then come up against a strong Bunnan team. The game remained tight throughout all four chukkas with some excellent polocrosse being displayed.  Unfortunately, Bunnan proved to be the stronger team taking the win by two points.
Bingara then came up against Maitland for a social game on the Sunday where more laughs were had by both teams then points were scored.

The mixed team with Jessica Barnes and Lisa Clarke played four games in total, against Merriwa, Bunnan, Dunedoo and Maitland. The team managed to win their first three games putting them in the final against Dunedoo. This game proved to be a tough game. However the girls were not deterred managing to take the win by one point.  Congratulations must go to Lisa Clarke, who playing her second carnival ever, gave an excellent performance as a number one, helping the team with the victory.

This weekend was the first time the Bingara Club has fielded a section of sub-juniors with the boys performing like they had been playing together as a team all year, taking two wins out of four. 

Sam Turton played in the number three position and proved to be a strong defending player by stopping the opposition from scoring on a number of occasions. Marty Turton played in the number two position, displaying excellent ball and racquet skills by continually attacking for the ball and keeping it off the opposition as he manoeuvred down the field to his number one. Cameron Hull played in the number one position and displayed some excellent attacking skills by dodging around the competition to take the ball and score the goal.  All three sub junior members showed great team work skills and were rewarded at the end of the weekend with some great prizes.

Overall it was a great weekend of polocrosse with the weather remaining good for all games and camping around the fire. The Bingara Polocrosse Club is also keen to invite anyone who is interested in playing to come along and have a go. The club is currently planning a practice weekend to be held in Bin-gara for anyone interested in having a hit around and learning more about the sport. Plans for this weekend will be released at a later date. If anyone would like further information about the club please contact local girl Louise Dailey by telephoning (02) 6723 6671.