The Yass Polocrosse club showed its dominance at the Braidwood Polocrosse Carnival and Zone on Saturday, March 11. Fielding five senior teams, juniors (U16) and sub-juniors (U12), the Yass Club won the A grade women’s, the A grade open and were runners up in the B open, C open, and A grade junior finals. The Yass C grade open side were knocked out by another Yass side in the semi finals, who then lost to Sydney by just one goal in the final.
Riley Clark won the sub-junior sportsmanship award, taking home a nice bridle for his efforts. The dinner on Saturday night was also the venue for the Southern Highlands Zone presentation for the 2016 season. Yass showed it strength, taking out the following awards :
- Tegan Morris: most improved player
- Callum hughes: best A grade male player
- Daniel Holland: best male player of the year
- Arron Power: Mick Blenkinsopp Memorial Trophy for best number two
The zone also recognised the work of a number of Yass Club members for the zone and state: Bec, Rachel, Callum and Dorothy Hughes, Michael Woods and Cathy Bennett.
Other highlights of the weekend in the U12 ‘subbies’ competition was Johnnie Erland’s successful throw at goal from the 30 yard line, with more bounces than a Mitchell Starc innings, Les Paton’s ‘take it easy’ tactics when his team was well ahead and Callum Hughes acceptance speech at the zone presentations where he said Daniel “would really like to thank me for making him look good” last season.
Not to mention some great birthday cakes for the young and a little older. Cameron Clark celebrated his sixth birthday on Saturday with a sugar-fix cake that turned all club members into bouncing bunnies, singing happy birthday with blue lips while Cathy Bennett’s mud cake on Friday night was a little more subdued with one modest candle followed a few liquid refreshments.
Meanwhile, the Yass club’s annual carnival will be held on Saturday, March 18 at Sunny Corner, Hall. As Friday, March 17 is also St Patricks day, and the club enjoys a number of Irish refugees in its ranks, it may be time for bouncing bunnies with green lips this weekend.
Games will start at 8.30am with the finals played in the early afternoon of Sunday, March 19. There will be full canteen and bar facilities. Admission is free. Bring a picnic rug and come enjoy the spectacle; all are welcome.