Players from Paddock Polocrosse Club got the year off to a solid start, with some winning individual awards in the first two tournaments of the season.
The first tournament of the season was a fun young/green multi-horse tournament held in Mooi River.
This tournament was intended for players to take up the opportunity of being able to bring their unschooled/green horses into polocrosse.
It was a good start to the season with Paige Pretorius being the only Paddock player to play in this tournament.
The second tournament of the season was held in Bishopstowe in the Pietermaritzburg area.
In this turnabout tournament, the host club drew players into teams as opposed to players playing for their clubs.
Paddock Pee Wees Olivia, Nich and Gabriella King had a fantastic weekend and played like stars.
Sven Bunge played in the D Division, as did Jessica Heaver, who doubled up by playing in the C and D divisions. Her team Farm Fert were the D Division winners.
The C Division saw Paddock players Jens Bunge, Heinz Bunge, Sebastian King and Jessica Heaver in action, with Heinz Bunge’s team Sure Travel finishing runners-up.
The B Division included Paddock’s Simon Heaver and Pretorius sisters Amber and Paige, who competed against each other.
A tough section of teams competed for the final game with Amber’s team Palmer Agri Spares taking the win and Amber being named Most Valuable Player.
Paddock club chairman Ryan Pretorius led by example as he helped his team Aramex One win a nail-biting final to be crowned winners of the A Division and the tournament and claimed the Most Valuable Player award.