Polocrosse Top Players Meet for NationalCompetitionDefiance, Missouri October 2-4
America’s Fastest and Fastest Growing Sport Brings Players from Across America for 3 Days of Exciting Competition
Defiance, Mo. -September 21, 2009- The esteemed polo fields of Blue HeronFarms will see three days of fast, family oriented competition when the AmericanPolocrosse Association gathers for the 2009 Nationals beginning on October 2
.Polocrosse is an Australian team sport that combines the tough skill set of lacrosse and the exciting game of polo while offering all levels of play for anyage players, including masters, men, women and juniors. The APA promotes thesport as a family event, with a healthy mix of the ‘g’day mate’ Aussiesportsmanship that stems from the game’s origin.Beginning Friday, October 2
up to a hundred players will ride onto the field,sporting team colors and atop horses in the prime of condition. It is an openingspectacle that inspires all those who love a sport that brings both human andhorse together in the partnership of competition. Then, after the colors areparaded and the national anthem sung, the teams await the opening whistle.With the call of, “Play on!!!” The first of some
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will begin for a fast and furious weekend of sport.Matches will be played on several different fields at the same time. There is nobreak in the breathtaking action. Like polo, the APA Nationals encouragesspectators to come and watch, tailgate if you like and mix with the players andfans field side. After hosting Nationals competitions in exciting venues such as the KentuckyHorse Park in Lexington, Ky., the Santa Fe Horse Park in Santa Fe, N.M., andPinehurst Polo Grounds in Pinehurst, N.C., the American Polocrosse Association isexcited to bring this exciting competition to the St. Louis area.Contact us for interviews with players or to arrange for television shoots and liveshots as early as Thursday, October 1.
Media contact:Laura Humphreys Erica Valleelhumphreys@americanpolocrosse.org240.412.9507843.825.2686914.475.5117 (9/28 – 10/4)