Australia’s Polocrosse World Cup Team

The team tasked with bringing the World Cup back to Australia has been announced!

Australian selectors over the past months have been carefully watching the ten players chosen as Australian World Cup squad.

The Polocrosse Association of Australia has now announced the eight elite players who will make up the Australian World Cup Team.

The Players

Women’s Side: 

Suzette Thomas (South Midlands Polocrosse Club) – was a member of Australia’s last World Cup winning team in 2007 and is a mainstay of Australian teams.

Lucy Grills (Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse Club) – has represented Australia in Junior, U21 and Open Australian sides over many years. Lucy was also a member of the 2015 World Cup team.

Lauren Sillitoe (Tansey Polocrosse Club) – originally hailing from WA, Lauren was a member of the 2015 World Cup team and has been a representative player of many years.

Beth Hafey (Tansey Polocrosse Club) – this will be Beth’s first time playing Open representative polocrosse.

 Men’s Side:

Jim Grills (Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse Club) – has been an Australian representative since the Junior ranks and is the brother of Lucy Grills.

Abbott Grills (Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse Club) – the cousin of Lucy and Jim, Abbott represented Australia at the 2015 World Cup.

Lance Anderson (Cassilis Polocrosse Club) – represented Australia at the 2011 World Cup and has been an Open representative player for many years.

Will Weston (Jugiong Polocrosse Club) – was a member of the 2011 and 2015 World Cup team and has been an Open representative player for many years.

Coaches and Managers:

Arch Anderson Head Coach (Casilis Club) – a polocrosse player for 29 years, Arch played at the Australian National Competition seven times.

Cameron Shepherd Assistant Coach (Warwick Club) – a veteran of the 2011 World Cup and the 2009 Quads, Cameron has played polocrosse for 32 years.

Pip Crook Manager (Kojonup Polo & Polocrosse Club) – Pip managed the U16 Australian team in its international competition against South Africa in 2016, and has represented Western Australia.

Toni Davidge Assistant Manager (Lake George Club) – in addition to representing Australia three times, Toni has managed an Australian Womens team and a Juniors team in international competition, and a Junior team in Quads.

2018 Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic and Coaching Clinic

A big well done to all the girls who attended the Albury Junior Classic and Coaching Clinic in April you did your clubs, state and families proud.

Amber Towns, Grace Johnson, Maddie Fenner, Maya Scott headed over to Albury to participate in the Junior Coaching Clinic, Junior Classic and Albury Club Carnival.

Well done to all. Such a great week of learning, competition and making new friends.

The girls would like to thank the Tasmanian Polocrosse community for making this trip possible and also a big thanks to all the people that loaned horses, the event organisers and Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club for putting in such a great week.

The girls would like to strongly encourage any Junior to attend the Classic in the future as they had such a great time and learnt heaps!!

World Cup in Warwick 2019





Celebrating 80 years of polocrosse in 2019, the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019 will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use their home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back!

The event takes place over 7 days at Morgan Park in Warwick, with spectator numbers expected to be in the tens of thousands for this world class event. While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines where they can literally smell the sweat on the horses!

Follow the official Adina Polocrosse World Cup social media accounts to keep up with all that’s happening!

Facebook page: Warwick Polocrosse Club
Facebook event: Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019
Instagram: @polocrossewc2019
YouTube: Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019

For the latest on the 2019 World Cup in Warwick go to:

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