Zambia’s World Cup squad will be playing a series of test matches in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on the weekend of 17/18/19 June against Zimbabwe WC squad and a South African select side – our squad then goes into a final 4 day camp in Livingstone before returning home in preparation for leaving for the UK on the 30th.
April saw LHPCC having lots of fun ! The Sponsor’s Tournament kicked off with a cocktail party, presentation of the ZPCA awards and the team auction. Saturday was the start of the polocrosse games and the kiddies carnival during lunch, followed by a vaulting display by the Junior National Zambian team. Sunday morning the games continued, a fantastic Sponsors lunch was served and all enjoyed the Kiddies carnival.
Omnia was the winning team with members Richard Chapple, Andrew Daniels, Daniel Nel, Pieter du Toit, Rebecca Beckett and Carianne de Boer. City Graphics were runners up with team members Antony Barker, Doug Evans, James Rae and 3 members from the Police being Comfort Kabiti, Charles Musonda and Winfreda Mulamfu .
Congratulations to Nick Beckett who bought the winning team !
Awards were as follows :Best Lower Division Player – Pieter du Toit, Best Upper Division Player – Kirsten Michelson, Most Valued Player – Vicky Sharp, Best Pony in Lower Division-John Rae’s Rats and Best Upper Division Pony– Ant Barker’s Outdoor Man.
Thanks to everyone who helped and of course special thanks to our Sponsors for a fun weekend !?
ZAMBIA IS PLAYING IN THE WORLD CUP, IN RUGBY, ENGLAND THIS JULY!
If you are planning a trip to England, please come and support us!
For more info contact Alan Watson on 0977 791330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JO COCKER, LAUREN WATSON, VICKY SHARP, KIRSTEN MICHELSON
ANTHONY BARKER (CAPTAIN), MURRAY EVANS, HENRY BECKETT, JAMES RAE
ZAMBIA POLOCROSSE ASSOCIATION 2010
Newsletter no 7— October 2010
In 2007 Zambia became a full member of the International Polocrosse Council and has been invited to participate in the World Cup Polocrosse in July 2011 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England. Polocrosse has been described as “probably the most exciting horse sport you will find in the equestrian world” and has been played in Zambia for about 13 years when it was started in Choma by the Beckett Family. Since then, clubs opened up in Livingstone and Mazabuka and the Zambian Police have played polocrosse for several years. Lusaka has had a few clubs : Trotover (which no longer play) Leopard’s Hill and Lusaka South which still battle it out on the polocrosse fields. Zambia currently has approximately 90 players.
The Zambian team will be playing against some of the most amazing polocrosse players in the world, the Australians being the reigning champs from both of the last world cups. Zambia is up for a hard challenge but is honoured and excited to be going.
The majority of the players were either born or have lived in Zambia all their lives and this is the final selection: