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PAWA NEWS
Narrabri Juniors in WA 

The PAWA are pleased to welcome the Narrabri Junior team who will arrive next week to be billeted out with our WA Juniors for two weeks! The Narrabri juniors will play on borrowed horses at the State Championships and Perth Central Zone Championships. WA has a formed a strong bond with the Narrabri Polocrosse Club hosting our WA Juniors in previous years and it is hoped the reciprocal relationship will continue for years to come. Thank you to our host families for supplying  accommodation, gear and horses!

Best of luck to the Narrabri team and our own WA Juniors!
New PAWA Merchandise 

Be sure to get your hands on the brand new Polocrosse WA merchandise on sale now! Thank you to our Uniform Officer Michelle May for her hard work organizing the new items. 

http://polocrossewa.com.au/shop/ 
PAA NEWS
Player Numbers

Please click here to view the current player numbers within the PAA.
Dogs at Polocrosse

The PAA is currently reviewing the policy for dogs at polocrosse. A survey asking for your thoughts on this matter will hit your inbox soon!
TOURNAMENT RESULTS 
South Midlands Polocrosse Tournament 2019

A Grade Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up - Mobrup
A Grade Champion Pony - Yowada Grace ridden by Tracey Jarrett
Best Finals Player - Ben Thomas

B Grade Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up - Moonyoonooka
B Grade Champion Pony - Brookview Mandalay ridden by Mirren Tye
Best Finals Player - Marijke Thomas


C Grade Winners - Perth C1
Runners Up - Perth C2
C Grade/C Reserve Champion Pony - Centrefold ridden by Victoria Abbott
Best Finals Player - Georgie Abbott


C Reserve Grade Winners - Moonyoonooka 
Runners Up - Margaret River
Best Finals Player - Grace Tye

D Grade Winners - Perth
Runners Up - Foothills
D Grade Champion Pony - Mystical ridden by Hannah Rutley
Best Finals Player - Hannah Rutley


E Grade Winners - Perth
E Grade Champion Pony - Charming Girl ridden by Archie Thomas
Best Finals Player - Archie Thomas


Junior E Winners - Dragons 
Runners Up - Hylux
Junior E Champion Pony - Houdini ridden by Zara Ryan

Photo Credit - Lynda Wilmott
Walkaway Polocrosse Tournament 2019

Senior Fairest & Best Player - John Puglia
Best Intermediate Player - Kacie Crabb
Best Junior Player - Amy Gould


Women's Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up - Greenough
Women's Champion Pony - Brookview Cowgirl Jess ridden by Mirren Tye

A Grade Winners - South Midlands
A Grade Champion Pony - Rocket Kaleb ridden by Ray Miller

B Grade Winners - Greenough
B Grade Champion Pony - Shuffle ridden by Trent Cooper

C Grade Winners - Walkaway
C Grade Champion Pony - Edenhope Sharky ridden by Kym Tilka

D Grade Winners - Walkaway 1
D Grade Champion Pony - Chaz ridden by Jordan Carey

E Grade Winners - Perth
E Grade Champion Pony -  Wonder ridden by Jack Graham

Junior E Winners - Everyone!

Women's Winners - South Midlands 
Mobrup Polocrosse Tournament 2019

Best Male Player - Ben Thomas
Best Female Player - Jodi Dunlop
Best Junior Player - Pippa May 


A Grade Winners - South Midlands
Runners Up -  Kojonup
Best Number 1 - Scott Gurney 
Best Number 2 - Ben Thomas
Best Number 3 - Rob Sibley

A Grade Champion Pony - Jestersflat Mem Fox ridden by Jodi Dunlop

B Grade Winners - Foothills
Runners Up - Kojonup
Best Number 1 - Kylie Dowling
Best Number 2 - Gus May
Best Number 3 - Clare Webster

B Grade Champion Pony - Balwyn Escalator ridden by Clare Webster

C Grade Winners - Mobrup
Runners Up - Coolup
Best Number 1 - Annabelle Trezise
Best Number 2 - Elissa Crook
Best Number 3 - Holly Wittig

C Grade Champion Pony - Posh ridden by Annabelle Trezise

D Grade Winners - Kojonup
Runners Up - Mobrup
Best Number 1 - Toby McGuire
Best Number 2 - Zoe Skinner
Best Number 3 - Andi Trezise

D Grade Champion Pony - Rose ridden by Toby McGuire

(Junior) E Grade Winners - Everyone!
(Junior) E Grade Champion Pony - ? ridden by Wilson Dowling

Photo Credit - Jasmine Crabbe Photography
Jodi Dunlop riding Jestersflat Mem Fox
BLUE BANDAGE POLOCROSSE
Great news! We currently have 45 Blue Bandage players registered in WA with 16 of those players already upgraded! 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.
Database 
The database has now been updated so it is easier to nominate blue bandage players for events. Click here for database instructions!
Blue Bandage Report - Mary Day

 Greenough Blue Bandage
Greenough were fantastic and ran BB for our players on Saturday and Sunday.
We had three BB on Saturday and our time slot was straight after a Junior E game so I snavelled our three Junior E girls and we had a great time for a good hour, though one of our youngest JE girls said BB was too slow for her! So funny, I think her surname was Ryan and her first name started with F!
On Sunday we only had two BB and the finals had started so Jane Marriott and I stepped in and found the exercise of no touching horses or hitting racquets a fantastic exercise!
Perth club has kept their blue playing shirts, have the zone coaching kit, their own racquets, bibs, blue bandages (donated), and balls. We are more than happy to share  with any club when Perth are attending the same tournament.

Irwin Blue Bandage
Irwin BB stepped up a notch or two with five players ready to go, but only four played on Saturday as the other ladies horse was lame. I stole two of our Perth D grade players to step in as twos as they were waiting for their game to start. Also the BB players were all registered with Perth so all knew each other. The BB players loved it as it gave them time to digest the rules, handle a horse, racquet and ball and all in a very uncontrolled environment to them. They were all mounted on very suitable polocrosse horses which just makes it more fun for them and the learning easier. We had one teenage boy who has only attended one practice, not a strong rider but mum has mounted him a fantastic horse that looked out for him but put him right in the game. The other three ladies have been practicing all summer when they could but playing a game was so exciting for them and the competitive spirit started within two minutes!
Sunday we had five BB and our E grade section for Perth line up together. Tony Puglia and I decided to play just ones and threes and run six chukkas which worked a treat. So they got a feel of a real game, walked in, did the introduction, timed chukkas. Though we did not score I know the players did! The other two ladies in the Perth E grade started the season as BB but upgraded very quickly as are strong riders and have competed in other equine disciplines plus riding very good polocrosse horses. Zara Ryan was our other E grade player riding Houdini so they showed us all a trick or two!
The improvement over the weekend was 200% and they all wished to do it again at South Midlands, which is fantastic as it gives them all an option of another couple of trainings before to keep their confidence on the rise. Though there may be some negativity about BB, the positives far outweigh them. Non polocrosse people are in among six horses going in all different directions, which look out of control, is a very scary sensation. With mental health, change of family dynamics, working hours and our high level of stress and anxiety in our world today this is a perfect way for people to have fun without the stress of competition and enjoy the relaxing time around a fire with their friends and family.

Thank you Polocrosse Association of Australia and all the people involved for thinking outside the square and giving these people an opportunity to enjoy our game and improving their well being.
 
Has your club hosted any Blue Bandage Polocrosse players? Send in your photos and a short blurb of the day to share! Email to zoedunlop@outlook.com.au by the 15th of each month. 
PONY CLUB POLOCROSSE
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 zoedunlop@outlook.com.au by the 15th of each month.
WA SQUADS & BALLARAT NATIONALS 2020
NOMINATIONS RE-OPENED FOR OPEN MIXED NOMINATIONS ONLY

Player Nominations for Teams to compete at the coming 2020 Ballarat Australian Nationals Championships 30th March - 5th April 2020 – have been RE- OPENED FOR THE OPEN MIXED GRADE ONLY. INTERMEDIATE NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS DIVISION
 
Please nominate here – 2020 Ballarat Player Nomination Form
 
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
 
**HALF OF THIS WILL BE REFUNDED IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL**
 
Nominations will close on the 23rd September 2019, The 3 selection carnivals are

State Championships - Moonyoonooka 28/29 September 2019
Central Zone Championships - Perth 05/06 October 2019
Southern Zone Championships - Kojonup 26/27 October 2019

Director of Selectors is Jenny Mitchell bill.jen@bigpond.net.au 

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
ben.thomas@macainterquip.net.au 

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.

 

INDIVIDUAL/CLUB OPPORTUNITIES
ASHS WA Polocrosse Awards 2019

The Champion Australian Stock Horse Awards will run at 3 tournaments for the 2019 season, as well as offering the fantastic annual award rugs.
 
Please click this link to enter - ASHS Polox Awards 2019
 
To find more info on prizes, results & details for each tournament you can follow the Facebook page - 
 
https://www.facebook.com/ASHS-SMC-WA-Polo-X-Champion-Horse-1535983436622517/
 
Any questions please direct to Sally Williams PH: 0400 728 335
Polocrosse Coaches
 
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHING WEEKEND 
23rd & 24th November 2019

PAA Coach Jodie Hall will be running a High Performance Coach Course which fits between Level 1 and Level 2 within the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. A weekend of skill building for any accredited coaches who would like to further their coaching ability. This course is subject to numbers and the venue to be confirmed but will be in the Perth area.

Please click here to view the syllabus
 
If you are interested or have questions please contact Mandy Marriott dorset1downs@gmail.com or Kim Maguire eo@pawa.asn.au
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;
16 October
13 November
11 December
Please click here for more information! Exclusive discount code is EQN-G2!
St John Ambulance FREE Youth & Community Engagement Courses

St John Ambulance WA provides First Aid Awareness stalls, classes and demonstrations FREE OF CHARGE to community groups, sporting clubs, schools and more. We believe in building community resilience by educating and demonstrating a range of first aid skills.

Courses are;
-          “First Aid Focus” are first aid group sessions (aimed at children and youth, adjusted to the age of school age of your participants/athletes) providing them with invaluable skills on what to do when faced with an emergency situation.

-          “First Aid Awareness” stalls add value to your events by providing free, fun, educational activities for your patrons to participate in. We also bring a display ambulance for an interactive learning experience for people of all ages!

www.stjohnambulance.com.au
Sport Grant Opportunity

Healthway has partnered with WA School Canteen Association (WASCA) to offer up to $4,000 in funding to Western Australian community sporting clubs, with a club run canteen, kiosk or food service, competing in a recognised summer 2019/2020 sporting competition
 
Applications have been extended until Friday 11 October 2019 and can be lodged through Healthway’s e-Application Form via the website portal.
           
Clubs are encouraged to download the Application Guidelines to check their eligibility and contact Cassandra at WASCA on 9264 5320 or email for more details.
Teenagers in Sport

The number of children playing traditional, organized competitive sport all over the world is falling. The sports appearing most vulnerable are the traditional Olympic sports eg. athletics, diving, gymnastics, swimming etc. and the situation is worst in rural and regional areas. The age group where sports participation is falling at the fastest rate is teenagers aged 15-16 years. 

Please click here to view an article about why teenagers are leaving competitive sport and the way forward to encourage them to continue their involvement. 
CLASSIFIEDS
Brookview Sport Horses is excited to announce their stallion Brookview Pin Up is back in Western Australia for a limited breeding season! Out of top mare Rosebrook Marianne (Donette) who played 4 consecutive polocrosse nationals in senior women's and by East Lynne Sapling who is the exceptional sire of many champion polocrosse and polo horses such as East Lynne Plucker and East Lynne Mtumba.

For more information please contact Trish Jones & Lyle Scott 0419 922 940 or visit Brookview Sport Horses Facebook Page
Check out Pin Up's full breeding here 
FOR SALE

Scott Welsh saddle 15inch $3000
Boots Size 8 $100
Knee Guards $25

Contact Kim Maguire eo@pawa.asn.au
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 
zoedunlop@outlook.com.au 
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