Albury juniors succes at the Rosebowl, Warwick QLD Comments Off on Albury juniors succes at the Rosebowl, Warwick QLD

Albury juniors succes at the Rosebowl, Warwick QLD

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized, News

A massive congratulations to club Junior members, Hugh Anderson and Jess Ward for their success at the Rosebowl competition in Warwick QLD last weekend… Hugh played in the PAA Green team. He won ‘Man of the Match’ in the PAA Green v QLD game on Saturday in a really fast and exciting game. Sunday saw PAA GOLD defeat GREEN 22 – 18, after green crawled back from 20 – 11 going into the last chukka. Jess played in the NSW team beating QLD in the final on Sunday! Jess played number a #1 and #2. Well done to both these players… we are all very proud of you!...

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Trio plays in Warwick Comments Off on Trio plays in Warwick

Trio plays in Warwick

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News

THE Grills trio from the Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club are in Warwick to fine-tune their form for the 2015 World Cup in South Africa. They play their first game of the weekend with the Australian team at 5pm today at Morgan Park against an Australian development team. Talk about aiming to retain their places in the team for the 2019 World Cup at Morgan Park is music to the ears of siblings Lucy and Jim Grills, and first cousin Abbott Grills. But Abbott isn’t getting carried away with hopes about 2019. “We have got to win the cup back first from South Africa and then defend it on home soil in four years’ time,” he said. “The South Africans will be tough in South Africa.” Australia won the first two cups in Warwick in 2003 and 2007 before South Africa won in the United Kingdom in 2011. Jim Grills will turn 21 the night before the World Cup final this year in South Africa and vows to leave the celebrations until the following day. He will have 30 for starters for his 21st, the number of family members travelling to this year’s World Cup. In the next four years, he will be aiming to make the team for a...

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Club Presentation Night & AGM

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in News

The Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club Presentation night and AGM was held at the Flyfaire Winery in Woomagama on Saturday 1st of November. A great afternoon/evening was had by all, with a new committee selected, hard working club members acknowledged, and prizes won. Congratulations to our new office bearers: President: Liam Cardile Vice President: Jess Fletcher Secretary: Bec Cardile Assistant: Sally Dobinson Event Secretary: Elissa Koch Treasurer: Fiona Anderson Club Captain: Jeff Kyne Committee: Elissa Koch, Charlie Grills, Lucy Grills Selectors: Lucy Grills, Steve Dobinson, Jeff Kyne Club Grading Officer: Sara Grills Horse Welfare Officer: Vicki Wornes Jnr Development Officer: Lucy Grills Publicity Officers: Jess Fletcher & Lucy Grills Delegates to HEC: Libby Ward Delegates to AWEC: Elissa Koch                                                                     PRESIDENTS REPORT 2014 Liam Cardile 1.11.14   Practices and preparations for the Junior classic were somewhat very casual this year. Well attended and low key which was a nice change in the lead up to our carnival. Barastock ran the weekend prior to Albury with Abbott wining overall horse rider on Waves and Lucy wining overall horse and rider on Halle in the u21 comp. The Albury Classic /Junior...

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Johnny & Jess Ward – Challenge success Comments Off on Johnny & Jess Ward – Challenge success

Johnny & Jess Ward – Challenge success

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in News

Congratulations to Johnny Ward placing 2nd in the Tumba challenge  on Berragoon Twist (which was run by the Tumba poloX club) and Jess Ward for winning the Striplings division of the Battle on the Bidgee.  Individually she won the bare back obstacle and time trial and got runner up in the obstacle time trial on Dolgwili Treat....

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Holbrook riders selected for World Cup team Comments Off on Holbrook riders selected for World Cup team

Holbrook riders selected for World Cup team

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in News

Lucy Grills at the 2014 Polocrosse Nationals held in Darwin in July. (Photo: Lauren Cant) Not only will the Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club host the 2016 National Championships but four members of their club have been selected to play in South Africa for the World Cup. Last Wednesday the Polocrosse Association of Australia announced the 2015 Australian World Cup team. The competition will be held in South Africa next June and July in Pietersmaritzburg and Durban. Lucy Grills, Abbott Grills, Jim Grills,and Troy Henry were all selected for the team with Abbott named vice-captain and Troy named coach. “It was a huge shock but a good shock. I am very proud to be selected,” Lucy said. Lucy and Jim have just returned from playing in Western Australia. Lucy played in the Australian team against New Zealand and was named ‘Player of the Series’ and Jim played for a WA team and was named ‘Champion Mixed Player’ of the tournament. The last Polocrosse World Cup (PWC) was played in the UK in 2011 and South Africa currently hold the title. Before heading to South Africa the team will train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for a week and attend practice weekends. They won’t take their own horses to South...

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A family affair at national titles

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in News

IT would be fair to say the Grills family of Holbrook were instrumental in helping NSW on their way to claiming eight of the nine finals titles at the Australian Polocrosse Championships in Darwin. Eight members of the Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse Club were chosen to represent their state at the event, which is the biggest fixture on the Australian polocrosse calendar. Abbott Grills helped lead the senior men’s team to victory but also was awarded best horse and rider combination, best stockhorse (on Berragoon Percussion) and champion overall male player. He won two saddles and selection in the Australian Men’s squad for the World Cup in South Africa next year. Not to be outdone cousin Lucy Grills shone for the under-21 women’s team and her mount Berragoon Ravers also had his name up in lights with a championship stockhorse title. Lucy also earnt selection on the shortlist for the Australian women’s team for South Africa. Dad Charlie Grills was part of the winning masters team and son Jim Grills was in the runner-up team in the under-21 men’s. Other members of the Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse Club also were outstanding in their teams with Elissa Koch part of the victorious senior mixed team; Troy Henry (senior men’s); Montana Ross in the under-16...

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