Club back in training for new season

MANNING District Polocrosse Club will be back in training this weekend for the upcoming season.

Club members are looking forward to the new year with several inquiries from potential players.

The club held its annual general meeting at the Wingham Services Club. Outgoing president, Mark Gillogly, thanked everyone for their support during his time in office and announced he would not be seeking re-election.

The Manning District Polocrosse Club executive committee for 2014 is president, Wayne Gorton, vice president, Mark Gillogly, secretary, Ian Greenaway, treasurer, Carol James and horse welfare officer, Peter Freeman.

Club members met last Saturday at Cedar Party Reserve, Wingham, to mark out the fields and tidy up the grounds and facilities. Wingham Eventing Club also use the grounds and have painted the grandstand and GTCC have done a great job slashing and mowing the fields and surrounds.

The polocrosse club also held a registration and skills day. Ball and racquet skills were practised and the rules and horse welfare issues were discussed.

Upcoming pre-season events in the Hunter Valley Zone include a green horse carnival, an intermediate and junior coaching weekend, an umpires' clinic and a coaches clinic.

The club trains every Saturday at Cedar Party Reserve beginning at 9am.

As per NSW Polocrosse Association rules membership fees must be paid by the Wednesday before training. Polocrosse is open to all ages and abilities. For further information contact Wayne Gorton on 0418 865 556 or Ian Greenaway on 6559 2812. Manning District Polocrosse Club can also be found on Facebook.

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