Australian Junior Classic Polocrosse
After two days of Coaching from elite level coaches, Kacie and Mitchell competed in the Classic against teams from New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory and Tasmania.
A slight disadvantage for the New Zealand, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australian teams was they played on borrowed horses for which they had only ridden for 1 hour prior to competing, compared with all other States who played on their own horses.
After 3 games with 1 win and 2 losses, WA needed to win against New Zealand to advance to the Division 2 final. Going into the final chukka of play WA were leading by 1 goal, but NZ finished too strongly and won by 4 goals. NZ went on to win the Final.
Mitchell Tiver said "the two days of training was brilliant. We learnt a heap from the Australian representatives and on Friday we played against Northern Territory and won."
Overall a great experience and challenge for Kacie and Mitchell who acquitted themselves very well, particularly on those borrowed horses. They now continue preparing themselves and their own horses for when they compete in the Australian National Polocrosse Championships in Darwin in July.
Mitchell in action
Kacie in possession of the ball
Mitchell with his eyes on the ball
Kacie in her WA uniform