2018 Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic

2018 Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic

The 2018 Event

The Albury-Holbrook Polocrosse Club will host this annual event on 20th , 21st & 22nd April 2018. The event will be held in conjunction with the Silver Stirrup & Bronze Bit Ladies competitions and Albury Holbrook Club Carnival.  The Australian Mixed Squads will be competing over the weekend in what promises to be a tremendous display of the sport from all ages.

The Junior Mixed division of the Classic will commence Friday 20thApril.
The Under 12 Division of the Classic will commence Saturday 21st April.
Both divisions will conclude with finals on Sunday 22nd April.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE

Junior Mixed – 8 players – 4 male & 4 female – * Teams of 6 players will be accepted – However, females will play females & males will play males
States that are able to supply horses for  their players are invited to send a 2nd ‘Development team ‘ in the Junior Mixed competition & Under 12 competition.

Open Under 12 Juniors    7 players ( any gender )

Each state should provide a coach and manager for each team. To assist us with hosting this event we  require that each Junior Mixed team supplies a suitably qualified umpire.

If a state does not have the numbers for a full team, players will be sourced at the discretion
of the organizing committee.

Teams will be required to be entered no later than  20th March , 2018.  Teams should be entered via email to elissa.koch@bigpond.com ( please include the names of your manager and coach & umpire ) and also via the online database.  An indication of attendance from

NT / WA & TAS  by 28th February is essential to facilitate sourcing of horses for your players.

HORSES

Horses can be sourced for Western Australia, Tasmania & Northern Territory and as required, for Junior Classic Mixed division players ONLY.  These players will be required to bring their own equipment to fit out these horses ie : saddle , saddle cloth, bridle (these may be provided with horse ) reins, nose band , head check, bandages, bell boots etc.

As in previous years a horse manager will be allocated to each state that is borrowing horses.  Players will be required to assist with the care of these horses.

ALL NSW PLAYERS IN JUNIOR MIXED TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A SECOND SUTABLE HORSE FOR VISITING PLAYERS – NSW TEAMS WILL BESELECTED DURING THE WEEK OF  COACHING PRIOR TO THE JUNIOR

CLASSIC –  Loan horses do not necessarily need to be owned by the player. Loan horses must be shod, fit and suitable for juniors to play. Loan horses will be insured for mortality for the duration of the event.

COST

Junior Mixed : As in past years we have endeavored to keep the costs minimal to attend this event. Pending confirmation of funding from the PAA , the cost per player for 2018 will be $100.
The team fee will be invoiced to each respective State and is to be paid to AHPC by the STATE.

In the event of players from other states being able to supply a horse for the visiting states to compete on then the $100 fee for that player will be waived.

Under 12 Division : The fee per player will be $25.00

 ACCOMODATION

We would ask that each team co-ordinates their own accommodation. The Lake Hume Resort has been an excellent venue in the past and offers very competitive rates – bookings should be made early to avoid disappointment.  They can be contacted on 0260 264 444 or by email : reservations@lakehumeresort.com.au .

Albury – Wodonga Equestrian Centre – On site bookings for powered sites , undercover yards and undercover stables should be made online at :  www.awec.net.au  follow the link to ‘Nominate’( online booking link ) Bookings will be available from February 8th 2018 .

Fees apply for these facilities. Bookings for Open yards (no cover ) are NOT being taken, there are approximately 250 yards on site.  First in best dressed applies to these! Please carefully  read the cancellation policy relating to undercover stables / undercover yard & powered site bookings

There is a major event on  Sat 14th & 15th April – access to the venue is STRICTLY from noon Monday 16th April,  especially  for those requiring yards / stables/ undercover yards & power.

FORMALITIES

Presentation of the all the Junior Classic  Players will be held on Friday 20th April at The PJN Pavilion ( On Site )At 7pm – Players should be dressed in their appropriate state attire.

Trophy presentations will be held at the conclusion of play on Sunday 22nd April.  We ask that all players be suitably attired in playing uniform – whether they are receiving trophies or not.

 JUNIOR & UNDER  12  JUNIOR COACHING

Coaching will be held on  Tuesday 17th , Wednesday 18th & Thursday 18th April 2018 

Registration will be at PJN Pavilion at 7- 8pm Monday 16th & from 8 – 9am on Tuesday 17th and coaching will  start at 9am each day, except for Tuesday when the first session will be used for sorting groups etc..

The cost will be : Juniors –    $130.00

Under 12 Juniors –    $75.00

This fee includes Lunch , morning and afternoon tea.
Names for coaching are to be entered via the online system by March 20th 2018.
Please speak to your club secretary if you are  unsure of this process.
Names to be entered under the category ‘Albury junior coaching’
First Aid will be in attendance during coaching .
Any parents who can assist with meal times would be greatly appreciated.

Any queries regarding coaching can be directed to Sara Grills – sjhg@bigpond.com or Mobile : 0427 002 926

Any queries regarding the Junior Classic can be directed to Elissa Koch – elissa.koch@bigpond.com or  Mobile : 0423948131

EXTRA COACHING INFORMATION

Juniors do not have to be playing in the Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic to be eligible attend the coaching.

Coaching will be held on Tues  17th , Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th April, 2018 at the  Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre – Albury

Registration will be at PJN Shed from 7 to 8pm on Monday 16th & from 8am to 9.00 am Tuesday 17th April.

Coaching will commence after registration and sorting into groups on Tuesday, 9am Wednesday & 9 am Thursday.

Play will commence in the Junior Mixed divisions of the Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic on Friday 20th April.

The Albury Holbrook Club Carnival and Under 12 division of the Junior Classic will commence Saturday 21st April.

The cost for coaching will be : Juniors –    $130.00  Sub Juniors –    $75.00
Payment is to be made at the time of completing registration paperwork at PJN Shed on Mon 16th or Tuesday 17th April – Cash, EFTPOS or  cheque. Medicare card required.

This fee includes : morning & afternoon tea & lunch whilst coaching is underway.
Names are to be entered via the ONLINE registration  system ONLY, no later than 20th March, 2018.

Your club secretary or registrar will be able to assist you with this ( it is the same as entering teams ).

Please enter names for the coaching under Albury Junior Coaching.

First Aid will be in attendance during coaching .
Any parents who can assist with meal times would be greatly appreciated.
Any queries regarding coaching can be directed to Sara Grills – sjhg@bigpond.com

PLAYER ENTRY  FOR ALBURY CLUB CARNIVAL  & JUNIOR CLASSIC:

*THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT*

As NSW does not select their teams until the Wednesday of the Coaching we need ALL NSW players, and players from other states who are not in Junior Classic teams who wish to play in a club carnival junior team to enter their names on the database as pool players ( your club secretary will help do this for you ).

This is so that once the NSW teams are selected we can put the remaining players into teams for the club carnival – you may be missed if your name is not on the database. Players who are in State teams already do not need to do this – your state will enter you for the Junior Classic ( but not necessarily the coaching so please check with your state if you are entered for the coaching, if you wish to participate ).

NSW junior players are required to nominate their interest to play in the Junior Classic via  NSWPA – Junior mixed players for NSW are required to nominate a loan horse for visiting players ( details on NSWPA website)

CAMPING & YARDS

OPEN YARDS ( NO COVER)

There are approximate 250 of these yards at the venue. Unlike previous years,  bookings WILL NOT be taken for these. It will be a first in best dressed basis. Please provide own yards where possible.

POWERED SITES , UNDERCOVER STABLES & UNDER COVER YARD BOOKINGS

Booking for these facilities are to be made online : HYPERLINK www.awec.net.au and follow the link.

Contact Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre during business hours : 0260 432 777 if you have any queries regarding these bookings.

Online bookings will be available from February 8th, 2018.

If you wish to camp as a group please get together and organise your sites bookings via one person  – some changes may be made to powered site numbers to fit everyone in as best we can and to keep everyone HAPPY!.

Sites will have names on them when you arrive.

Bedding is not provided and can be sourced from local produce stores.

AS THERE IS ANOTHER MAJOR EVENT AT THE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE THE WEEKEND PRIOR  (14th & 15th April ) ACCESS TO CAMPING , POWER AND YARDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER 12noon MONDAY 16th APRIL

* DO NOT GET GRUMPY IF YOU ARRIVE EARLIER AND HAVE TO WAIT!*