Galloping Gully Polocrosse Carnival

August 18, 2008

The Bingara Polocrosse Club played a successful and exciting weekend of polocrosse on the weekend when they attended the Galloping Gully Polocrosse Carnival.

The team consisted of Glen Hull, Louise Dailey, Melissa Hanson, Phil Frewen, Jason Creed and Jeff Turton. The weekend saw Bingara come up against Cubaroo 2 in their first match. Cubaroo 2 proved to be quite a challenge keeping the scores even in the first two chucker. Excellent  teamwork by Bingara in the third and forth chuckers however saw Bingara take the win by  four points.

Saturday afternoon saw Bingara play  against across the hill neighbours Narrabri.  The game started out with a bit of edge of your seat polocrosse, however Bingara were on the ball and defences were highand they were able to take the win comfortably at 16 to 6.

Sunday saw Bingara enter the grand final against Pallamallawa in what started as a nail biter of a match.This match saw all Bingara players working with their horses in determination to take the win. Pally was not going to give up however making the match a hard fought game with Bingara taking a convincing Grand Final win of 18 to 9.

Congratulations must go to the Bingara team for taking out all three best numbers for their grade. Best number one player went to Glenn Hull, best number two player went to Jason Creed and best number three player went to Jeff Turton. Bingara club member Marc Tounge also attended on the weekend, filling in as a number two for the Warialda tea. Marc and his team played four games in total and managed to take runners up in their grade.

Congratulations go to Marc also for winning the best number two player in their grade, after he and horse Belle played some outstanding games of polocrosse over the weekend.

Brilliant polocrosse was also played by Cameron Hull and Martin Turton, who represented Bingara in the sub junior sections. Cameron had some horse troubles to start with, however was able to step up onto his fathers horse Hootie to display some excellent defensive polocrosse and then move to a number one where he was able to keep scoring the goals.

Marty Turton also played a superb weekend of polocrosse on his horse Robbie. Together Marty and Robbie showed excellent horse and rider skills in both attack and defence, with Marty also putting the points on the board.

Congratulations to Cameron and Marty, as they left the weekend with the winner’s trophies. Overall the weekend proved to bea success for the Bingara Polocrosse Club with all members walking away with prizes for their efforts. The Bingara Polocrosse Club will now travel to Warwick, QLD on 23 and 24 August for what is set to be another challenging weekend of polocrosse.