THE ALBURY HOLBROOK POLOCROSSE CLUB AND THE VENUE
The Albury/Holbrook Polocrosse club is regarded as one of the leading organisations within the sport. Established in 1985, the club currently has 60 members aged from 5 to 75. The club is well known for player development which was showcased at the 2014 Darwin Nationals with 10 members representing NSW across all divisions. Additionally at the 2015 World Cup held in South Africa, three out of the eight players for Australia were Albury Holbrook members as well as the head coach.
Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club will be hosting the 2016 Australian National Polocrosse Championships in Albury at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre (AWEC). AWEC is approximately 2kms east of the Hume Hwy, on the North side of Albury and boasts 97 hectares of horse equestrian facilities. Only 5 minutes’ drive from major shopping centres in Thurgoona and Lavington and 10 minutes from the centre of Albury.
The Albury Holbrook Polocrosse Club facility at AWEC is the largest polocrosse venue in NSW and considered as equal to the best Polocrosse facilities in Australia.
With 7 turfed fields and capacity to host large numbers of people, horses and trade stalls for International and Interstate events. Annually we host the Australian Polocrosse Junior Classic and easily accommodate 500 players across the Junior, Open & Women’s competition.
The event incorporates approximately 1000 spectators and players camping and up to 800 horses. Run by dedicated and passionate polocrosse enthusiasts, in addition to the annual Junior Classic the Albury Holbrook Polocrosse club has also staged the following successful events at AWEC :
- Winergy Australian National Polocrosse Championships
- 2004 (400 entries)
- Winergy International Junior Polocrosse Quadrangular
- test series, 2005
- 2008 NSW Polocrosse Club Championships (550 players,
- 91 teams)
- 2013 NSW Polocrosse Club Championships (670 players,
- 110 teams)
- 2015 Silver Stirrup Elite Ladies Polocrosse Open
- * 2016 HOST CLUB OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL
- POLOCROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS (April 18 – 24) *