Paddock Polocrosse Club players gained invaluable experience ahead of this weekend’s Midlands Championships in Oribi at the Junior Classic held in Mooi River recently.
Only children aged four to Under-19 play in this tournament and are drawn into teams consisting of three Under-14, three Under-16 and two Under-19 players.
The coaches for the weekend were all current South African senior players and were auctioned off to the highest bidder of each team. They shared their knowledge and did a great job coaching their respective teams.
Day One consisted of coaching, getting to know each other and fun activities such as an Easter egg hunt for the Pee Wees and splatball for the older competitors.
The rest of the weekend consisted of tough games in which the selected teams took each other on for the final games on Sunday.
The A division and tournament winners for 2014 were the Arabs, who had Paddock’s Paige Pretorius in their ranks.
Runners-up the Thoroughbreds included Paddock duo Amber Pretorius and Sven Bunge, while Jessica Heaver featured in the third-placed Stockhorses side.
Jens Bunge and Kenan Classen represented the Mustangs, who finished fourth, and Tyde Korsten played in the Pee Wees division.
Paddock players will be in action on home soil this weekend as Paddock Polocrosse Club and the Rust Bucket Oribi Museum host the Midlands Championships.
The Rust Bucket Oribi Museum is also an “outride” destination for Africa Bike Week riders and will host a classic cars and bikes Park and Show on Sunday.
For more information about this weekend’s event, contact Paddock Polocrosse Club chairman Ryan Pretorius on 083 301 5323 or visit www.oribimuseum.co.za.