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Posts Tagged '2008'

First Ever Chairman of the IPC Dies

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Max Walters, the former chairman of both the International Polocrosse Council (IPC) and the Australian Polocrosse Association, passed away on the morning of the 23rd November. He had been suffering from cancer for a while, and in fact discharged himself from hospital in order to attend the World Cup in 2007. Max was very much Read more…

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World Cup Horse Committee Appointed

Polocrosse World Cup 2011

A committee had been formed with the responsibility of finding enough good polocrosse horses for the World Cup 2011, which is taking place in the UK. They are Jason Webb, Guy Robertson, Wayne Henning, Rick Murray and Penny Webb as Secretary. Whilst they put budgets together and put proposals to the Directors, they want to Read more…

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UKPA AGM 2008 Report

UKPA

The UKPA AGM took place on the 22nd of November and has meant a number of major changes for the UKPA Executive – a new executive structure, a new Vice Chairman, a new Chief Umpire, two new Trustees, a new Director of Coaching and a new Secretary. Nearly 100% of the members present (about 10% Read more…

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NSW Dominate at Australian Nationals 2008

Polocrosse Association of Australia

New South Wales dominated at the Australian Nationals 2008 as they picked up six grade wins and featured in every one of the nine finals. The only state to defeat them was Western Australia, who had the advantage of being on home ground, as the Nationals took place at the state equestrian centre in Brigadoon. Read more…

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American National Championships 2008

American Polocrosse Association

The 2008 American Polocrosse National Championships took place in the mountains of Loveland, Colorado and the weekend proved successful for USA team captain Robbie Shuttles as his Lone Star A grade team took the title, beating Promised Land into second place and Robbie himself picked up best number 1 in the A grade. The B Read more…

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UK Get Ready for USA Challenge

American Polocrosse Association

The UK development squad fly out to America at the end of this week to face the USA in a series of two test matches. The USA requested that the UK send a squad in order to help them with the development of their team in the run up to the next World Cup. They Read more…

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Unexpected Names in the UK Squad

The UKPA today announced its squad to take on Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in the quadrangular tournament in New South Wales next year and there are two names in there that most people might not have expected. The UKPA have chosen both Jason Webb and Beth Peaker to travel down under, at the Read more…

Filed under 2008, Open Squad

Horetown Sweep the Silverware at Irish Polocrosse Nationals

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The Irish National Polocrosse Finals 2008 were held on the last weekend in August at Davern Equestrian Centre, Clonmel and were proudly hosted by the Tipperary Polocrosse Club. There were 147 players representing their clubs from Carrickmines, Tipperary, Limerick, Birr, Horetown, Waterford, and the newest club of all Cork. Players descended on Clonmel on Friday Read more…

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A Phoenix Is Rising

Ashfields Polocrosse Club

Western Phoenix have decided to hold a mix and match tournament on September the 20th/21st, but there are also strong rumours that next year will see big changes in Essex. Earlier this year Western Phoenix decided that in 2009 they would be called Ashfields Polocrosse Club, after the ground at which they play. This was Read more…

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