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State Council Meeting
Next state council meeting will be held Saturday 31 August 6am at South Midlands Tournament. If you have any agenda items to be put forward please contact your zone delegates by COB 26th of August. 

Midwest Zone 
Catherine Crabb
Leanne Howden

Central Zone 
Salli Galvin
Michelle May

Southern Zone
Zoe Dunlop
Brandan Holland
Outstanding Invoices
Any monies outstanding to the state that are past 90 days overdue (any nationals outstanding amounts) will now result in membership suspension in the database. If any secretaries/club captains are having trouble adding players to teams in the database it could be due to this, so please contact the SEO to double check.
Please ensure your contact details are updated in the database! 
We can only invoice based on the contact details in the database – so again to avoid this happening please check your contact details in the database – particularly the past nationals players
New Patron
The PAA is pleased to announce the new Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellecy General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd),  has accepted our invitation to be the Patron of the PAA. Further details about the Governor General - including biographies and photographs - can be found here
Greenough Polocrosse Tournament 2019

A Grade Winners - Greenough (16) (pictured)
Runners Up - South Midlands Cobs (14)
A Grade Champion Pony - "Brookview Cowgirl Jess" ridden by Lyle Scott

B Grade Winners - Walkaway (21)
Runners Up - Coolup (12)
B Grade Champion Pony - "Woody" ridden by Adrian Fleay

C Grade Winners - Moonyoonooka (14)
Runners Up - Irwin (11)
C Grade Champion Pony - "Hudson" ridden by Peta Clohessy

D Grade Winners - South Midlands (12)
Runners Up - Perth (4)
D Grade Champion Pony - "Brookview Booty Up" ridden by Bryce Scott

E Grade Winners - Walkaway (6)
Runners Up - Perth (5)
E Grade Champion Pony - "Guess" ridden by Tatum Ryan 

Junior E Winners - Walkaway (15)
Runners Up - Greenough (14)
Junior E Champion Pony - "Digger" ridden by Mackenzie Cooper 
Irwin Polocrosse Tournament 2019

A Grade Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up - Greenough 
A Grade Champion Pony - "Binnia Stilletto" ridden by Nikki Barndon

B Grade Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up - Walkaway B1
B Grade Champion Pony - "Kid" ridden by Kacie Crabb

C Grade Winners - Moonyoonooka
Runners Up - Walkaway
C Grade Champion Pony - "Alibi" ridden by Brian Pover

C Reserve Winners - Greenough
Runners Up - South Midlands
C Reserve Champion Pony - "Winks" ridden by Peta Clohessy

D Grade Winners - Perth
Runners Up - Walkaway
D Grade Champion Pony - "Brookview Booty Up" ridden by Bryce Scott

E Grade Winners - Walkaway Green
Runners Up - Walkaway Red
E Grade Champion Pony - "Scooter" ridden by Georgia Cosgrove 

Junior E Winners - Walkaway 
Runners Up - Greenough 
Junior E Champion Pony - "Shifter" ridden by Sophie Collins 
Great News! 
As of the end of July in its first season Blue Bandage Polocrosse has introduced 167 new or returning players into our sport! (114 females and 53 males)

With new players brings new spectators, families and hopefully club members to our sport! 

We encourage all clubs to allocate and advertise a timeslot for Blue Bandage at their event please, so our Blue Bandage players can see where they can attend around the state!  It can be as easy as using the subbies timeslot and running the two in conjunction with each other, if you need assistance the zone contacts and state contacts would be more than happy to help out if they can.
If you are unsure about hosting Blue Bandage please contact your zones or Mary Day, Tony Puglia or Salli Galvin – it really is as simple as running subbies or alternatively contact the SEO we will make it as easy as we possibly can.
The database has now been updated so it is easier to nominate blue bandage players for events. Click here for database instructions!
Blue Bandage at Greenough Polocrosse Tournament!
Has your club hosted any Blue Bandage Polocrosse players? Send in your photos and a short blurb of the day to share! Email to by the 15th of each month. 
Blue Bandage at Irwin Polocrosse Tournament! Photo Credit: Around the Traps Justine Rowe
Kojonup Pony Club Polocrosse Day
Recently Kojonup Polocrosse Club member Sally Fleay conducted a polocrosse coaching day at the Kojonup Pony Club. Teaching the future stars of the sport!
King River Pony Club Rally
Luke Hagedoorn recently attended the King River Pony Club rally day to teach the riders the basics of polocrosse.

Pony Club Secretary Michelle Ericsson positively reported "We can’t thank Luke from Southern Zone Polocrosse enough for coming for the day and teaching all the riders the basics of Polocrosse. The squeals of laughter could be heard all over the grounds and the close riding practice will now make any warm up area look deserted!! The riders learnt to ride off the leg, stop and go quickly, move the shoulders and quarters, pick up, throw and if they were lucky, catch the ball!!!"
Has your club done any polocrosse coaching at your local pony club? Send in your photos and reports of the day to share! Email to by the 15th of each month.
2020 Ballarat Australian National Championships 
Player Nominations for Teams to compete at the coming 2020 Ballarat Australian Nationals Championships 30th March - 5th April 2020 – are now OPEN 

Please see the nomination form for players here – 2020 Ballarat Player Nomination Form
Coach, Manager or Overall Manager nomination form can be found here  - 2020 Ballarat Coach/Manager/Overall Manager Nomination Form
Uniform Requirements are needed as part of your nomination so we can order items in a timely fashion
The form is only eligible once all the steps have been completed and all associated information has been submitted.
Nominations will close on the 13th September 2019, 2 weeks prior to the first selection carnival. The 3 selection carnivals are;
State Championships - Moonyoonooka 28/29 September 2019
Central Zone Championships - Perth 5/6 October 2019
Southern Zone Championships - Kojonup 26/27 October 2019
Your selectors are;
SOUTHERN         Barry Butterly
CENTRAL             Ivan Haggarty
MID WEST           Craig Bassett
SOUTHERN         Darren Martin
CENTRAL             Scott Allen
MID WEST           Trish Jones
SOUTHERN         Brian Romaior
CENTRAL            Jenny Mitchell
MID WEST           Tessa Mitchell
SOUTHERN         Sally Fleay
CENTRAL            Heather Dunlop
MID WEST           Catherine Crabb
Director of Selectors is Jenny Mitchell -
The nomination fee of $300 will need to be deposited at the time of submitting this nomination to;
Bendigo Bank Account - The Polocrosse Association of WA
BSB - 633 000
Account - 110 564 325
Reference - your full name

Barastoc Interstate Series 2020
The Barastoc Interstate Series will be held at Morgan Park in Warwick QLD on the 8th,9th and 10th of May 2020. Competition includes Men's, Women's, Under 21 Men's, Under 21 Women's, Masters Men, Masters Women. Junior Boys and Junior Girls.
If you are interested in playing at this event please contact Ben Thomas 

Nationals and Interstate Eligibility
As per ruling from PAA please click here to view eligibility policy 

Selection Policy Updated 
Please click here to view recently updated selection policy.


Polocrosse Coaches 2019

High Performance Coaching - An intensive coaching session targeting those who may wish to be a coach of a state team for both the coming nationals in Ballarat or perhaps a future nationals.  This will be conducted in conjunction with the Australian Director of Coaching Jodie Hall.  More information will follow on this.
Level 1 Coaching Clinic - This clinic may be held this year if enough interest is shown. We encourage all our members to complete the level 1 coaching online component located here as a refresher (and introduction to the level one sports specific course)  please send through your interest and certificate once complete to Mandy Marriott
Coaching Hours - There is an online form for recording of coaching hours – please use this to update your coaching hours to date so Mandy can check – the link can be found here Coaching Hours Logbook please update this ASAP. (You will need access to google forms)
Grants - As an incentive there are currently grants available to those located in the Peel and Southwest to further coaches. One is from the South West Sports Development Federation and the other the Peel Sport Academy. These pertain mainly to the Peel/Southwest – please advise Mandy if you apply so we can confirm with the departments that you are in fact a coach with us.
Click here to view Peel Sport Regional Coach Development Funding Program 
Online Nutrition Course 
A 2-part online course designed to help anyone who feeds a horse, learn the basic science behind equine nutrition in a simple format so you can understand the impact of feed choices and assess current diet. Course dates are;
11 September
16 October
13 November
11 December
Please click here for more information! Exclusive discount code is EQN-G2!
WA Grants
Does your club need funding for equipment, infrastructure, events or programs? 
Click here to view grants currently available in WA!  
Sports Community 
Sports Community is a helpful resource for all clubs and includes information on grants, fundraising, how to run a club, online training and much more! Click here to visit the Sports Community website.
Club Help 
Club Help is a great online resource for clubs to view templates on how to run a meetings, get volunteers, apply for grants and lots more!
Play by the Rules Awards 2019

The Play by the Rules annual Awards recognize outstanding initiatives that contribute to safe, fair and/or more inclusive sport. If your club or association does some great work to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive why not enter our Awards - the winners will get a paid trip to Sydney to attend the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum in October to receive their Award and attend the Forum. Plus national recognition. You can see examples from previous years in our case studies!

Nominations for the 2019 Awards are open until 13th September 2019. This year there are two categories for the Awards;
Category 1: Local community sport and recreation Clubs, and
Category 2: State/Territory sport/recreation associations or state umbrella bodies


Nominating your organization is very easy - just download and follow the Guidelines below - 

ADVERTISE HERE - If you have horses, transport, tack or anything you'd like to advertise in the monthly Chukka Chat make sure you email your ads by the 15th of each month to the PAWA Publicity Officer - Zoe Dunlop 
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