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2012 News

Arden Hit by Torrential Rain

Arden Polocrosse

Arden’s club tournament took place on the 4th and 5th of August and featured the first test matches between the UK and USA Under 21 sides. However, it was hit by terrible weather throughout which caused the pitches to resemble ploughed fields in parts and become water logged, causing the organisers to pull the plug Read more…

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Canada Win International Challenge in France

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Canada marked their return to international polocrosse with a win in the International Challenge in France. They beat France in a hard fought final match on Sunday after both teams had won all their other matches against the other three nations. Teams also came from Germany, Holland and Norway to compete on a mixture of Read more…

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Sun shines on Cotswold Tournament


The summer finally got under way in the UK as Cotswold’s tournament was bathed in glorious sunshine. The sun also shone on the home team as they took first and second in the A grade, which was played as a four team round robin. They also picked up best male and female via Rachel Gayler Read more…

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Zambia Whitewash the USA 3-0 at Lusaka

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Zambia showed their continued improvement as a polocrosse nation as they defeated the USA 3-0 in the test match series at Lusaka, Zambia. They won the test matches 29-5, 29-11 and 28-11. Phil Chalcraft took best male player for Zambia while Lauren Watson took best female. Ryan Murphy was best male player for the USA Read more…

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More Sponsors Sign Up for Polocrosse Extreme Cup


A number of sponsors have signed up to support the forthcoming Polocrosse Extreme Cup and the UK versus USA polocrosse test matches at Newmarket in Suffolk since they were officially announced two months ago. They include a number of local organisations, including the racing charity Retraining of Racehorses who will sponsor prizes for the best Read more…

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UK Junior Tour Report


By Karen Smith After the UK vs NSW  test matches in South Wales, the horses, team and support crew travelled by lorry and ferry to arrive in Horetown Polocrosse Club, County Wexford with mud and rain in equal measure, making the setting up of camp difficult and slightly disheartening. However, by Wednesday afternoon Jo Carthew had Read more…

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South Africa win the Under 25 Quadrangular

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South Africa’s Under 25 Ladies and Men’s teams have won the Quadrangular competition on their home turf at Mooi River. The Ladies side overcame the UK Ladies team 23-17 in a hard fought final. The UK made them work hard for their prize, and the UK weren’t helped by losing a couple of their best Read more…

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UK Suffer a Tough First Day in South Africa


The UK Under 25 teams suffered a tough first day in South Africa as the ladies team lost by 10 goals to the South African ladies, though apparently the scoreline slightly flattered South Africa, while the men went down 33-12. However, reports from the UK camp is that the team and their coach Tom Simkin Read more…

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