Margaret River Polocrosse Club


 

The Margaret River Polocrosse Club started in 1950 when a enterprising¬† group of young men saw a polocrosse demonstration in Bunbury. They practiced at Ian Thompson’s property near Witchcliffe, south of Margaret River, and went to their first tournament at Kojonup registering a B Grade and won! Even with one of the players picking up a horse on the way which he’d never ridden before! The team consisted of Brian Garstone, Cliff Garstone, Harry Birch, Dick Birch, Barry Lang and Cliff Furniss.

The club hosted a NSW Team in September 1958, with a Margaret River team and a combined South West team versing NSW in a exhibition. Both teams won their games against NSW. In February 1963 the club held its first State Championships tournament.

The club grew in strength for many years eventually moving to the Witchcliffe Polocrosse Grounds in the 1960’s, where the club still practices today. The patron of our club, for many years until his death, was Sir Stewart Bovell who was also the patron for the PAWA. Sir Stewart was instrumental in helping the Margaret River Club obtain its present grounds at Witchcliffe, with hope that it would be able to retain the grounds for the long term. It is the oldest sporting club in the Margaret River district and has a rich history within the area.

Year the club formed – 1950

Where is the club – Bussell Hwy, Witchliffe (8kms south of Margaret River), Western Australia

Club Colours – Bottle Green and Gold

Current Club President – Darren Martin

Current Club Secretary – Zoe Dunlop

If you would like more information regarding the club or would like to join please email zoedunlop@outlook.com.au 

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