Gulgong hosts annual polocrosse carnival | Photos

Nicole Hill playing for Gulgong on 'Denim' against Quirindi in the Women's A Grade final of the Gulgong Polocrosse carnival on Sunday.
Nicole Hill playing for Gulgong on 'Denim' against Quirindi in the Women's A Grade final of the Gulgong Polocrosse carnival on Sunday.

The Commercial Hotel Gulgong Polocrosse carnival was held on the weekend attracting 30 teams from around the state.

The carnival was a success for the club and the warm autumn weather made for great conditions for both players and spectators.

The Gulgong club has had a successful year to date and winning at their own carnival was always top priority.

Gulgong finished as either runners up or winners of every grade except Juniors which is a great outcome when playing against some extremely strong teams.

The Women’s A Grade final on Sunday afternoon featured Gulgong and top rivals Quirindi in a tight and physical match.

The Gulgong side showed skill and tenacity to defeat the well-known Quirindi team presenting an excellent game of polocrosse for the large number of spectators.

The club player numbers have increased over the past years and it has attracted several top players from other clubs.

President Chris Anderson is confident the club will continue their winning run throughout the season.

"We have so many dedicated players and horse people in our club and we are very lucky to have such talented players.

“We are playing well together and the results to date prove that we are up there with the best.

“Hosting our own carnival is always a big job and you definitely feel the pressure to win, I think we did pretty well against some of the top clubs in the state.

“We would like to thank those clubs who travelled to Gulgong on the weekend and we look forward to attending as many more carnivals as we can this year."

Several Gulgong players will feature at the Toprail Pinnacle event this coming weekend in Cassilis.

The competition will be held in conjunction with the Cassilis carnival and will be a major spectacle for polocrosse fans.

Teams can nominate to play at the event and the line-up includes some of the country's most well-known and revered players.

The Gulgong club would like to wish everyone from their club competing this weekend the best of luck.

As another carnival wraps up for the year the club would like to thank everyone who helped on the weekend and in the lead up with preparing the grounds.

Along with major sponsor the Commercial Hotel in Gulgong.

RESULTS:

Subbies Runners Up Men/Brook Winner Dunedoo

Player Award: Jack Deutscher

Junior encouragement Zane Smith

Juniors Runners Up Jumbled Winners

Gulgong Player Award: Hannah Deshon

D open Runners Up Quambone Winner Maitland

Player Award: Holly Turnball

C Women’s Runners Up Gulgong 5 Winners Galloping Gully

Player Award: Clare Campbell

C open Runners Up Bunnan Winner Gulgong 4

Player Award: Mathew Burtenshaw

B Open Runners Up Narrabri Winner Gulgong 1

Player Gulgong’s Fraser Donnelly

B Women Runners Up Gulgong 3 Winner NEGS

Player Award: Nikki Holz

A Women Runners Up Quirindi Winners Gulgong 2

Player Award: Grace Halsted

A Open Runners Up Sydney Winner Quirindi

Player Award: Bernie Smith

Gulgong Junior Encouragement: Aydin Patrick

Champion Junior Gemma Stewart

Champion Lady April Leggett

Champion Man Gary Stevenson

Champion Horse of the carnival Jitterbug Bernie Smith.