Zim ladies Polocrosse team shines against the Barbarians

Zim ladies Polocrosse team shines against the Barbarians
July 04 13:26 2018 Print This Article

By Judith Kajuma

Zimbabwe Ladies Polocrosse team won all the T- series played over the weekend at Borrowdale Country Club against the Barbarians,

The series which ran from Friday to Sunday was graced by the Polocrosse Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) President Mr Hamish Michael and Sports Recreation Commission Acting Director General Mr Joseph Muchechetere.  Members of the public, friends and families of the contestants also attended the event.

Mr Michael expressed gratitude to the women’s team for winning the series.

“The Zimbabwe Ladies have won all the series and this is a good sign considering we came second in the last World Cup and next year we are looking forward to do better or the least coming second,” said Michael.

The Barbarians Captain Tania Jones said it was not an easy game, “It was a tough game the girls played an outstanding game, we put every effort into it but at the end of the game the Zimbabwean girls got the better of us and won the game,” said Jones.

“It was a great game today, awesome opponents from New Zealand and South Africa and Zimbabwean girls really came to the party. We are very proud of our girls and we are lucky to have the support of the Zimbabwean people and sponsors have been amazing,” said Kirsten Swan Team Zimbabwe captain.

In an interview PAZ Public Relations officer Dalle Flauell said the purpose of the T Series match was to choose the team that will go to the World Cup.

“The T-Series played against the Barbarian team which is a mixture between New Zealand and South Africa playing our Ladies Zim Team and one of the purposes of this game is for us to choose the team that is going to represent Zimbabwe at the 2019 World Cup in Australia,” Mrs Flauell said.

The selected eight-member team of four ladies and four men to representing Zimbabwe in the 2019 World Cup in Australia are; Coach Gvin Cocker, Manager Leanne McBean and Assistant Manager CaMarie Baker with players Danie Swan, Ross Shand, Andy Baker, Graham Keith, Kirsten Swan, Sophie Sargent, Paula Sparrow and Suzanne Sargent.

In a Polocrosse game a team is made up of six players which are divided into two sections who each play two, three or four chukkas of six to eight minutes depending on the rule of the tournament and you cannot change a player or a horse in the middle of the game.

 

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