The region’s top polocrosse players featured heavily in the standings at the Killarney carnival on the weekend with a number of members touted as their division’s best.
Guyra polocrosse club took teams to the carnival which included some New England Girls’ School polocrosse players Abby Finlayson and Sophie Wells.
The battles were fierce with teams coming from all over Queensland and into New South Wales to compete.
Two New England teams in Guyra and Inverell faced off in the B grade final with Inverell getting the goods in a tight tussle 17-14.
Guyra’s Jock Grills was awarded the division’s best horse and rider combination.
The top of the ranges team featuring Finlayson and Wells also made the final in the D grade against Cunningham.
In a tight encounter, Guyra were beaten 5-2.
Finlayson received best horse and rider for the grade. The junior team was Guyra’s most successful, going up against Cunningham in the final and coming out winners. Charles Fittler was another Guyra local who won best horse and rider.
Guyra also sent teams to the junior classic in Albury.
After a week of coaching, several players were selected in teams for the interstate challenge. Zac Finlayson was selected in Subjuniors NSW 1, Alice Finlayson was picked in Subjuniors NSW 2. Both teams missed the finals. Alec Grills in NSW junior 1, had a win in golden point.
He also received best number three, best horse and rider combo and best male Australian stock horse.