‘Shire without a town’ Murchison Settlement saddles up for return of polocrosse carnival

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Mitchell Tiver.
Camera IconMitchell Tiver. Credit: Supplied

The “shire without a town” will play host to the thunder of hooves this weekend as polocrosse returns after last year’s absence.

The Murchison Polocrosse Carnival will run at the Murchison Settlement on Saturday and Sunday after the carnival was cancelled last year.

Adrian Tiver.
Camera IconAdrian Tiver. Credit: Supplied

The event will be a multi-horse carnival, allowing competitors to switch horses during the weekend.

The carnival is the second event on this season’s Mid West calendar.

The Rock to Rock fundraising campaign for Parkinson’s disease, led by Geraldton resident John Marriott, will also be at the carnival on their way to Mt Augustus to start their 3000km journey to Uluru using old World War II military vehicles.

Moonyoonooka Polocrosse Club hosted a handicap carnival last weekend and allowed players of all grades to compete against each other.

Adrian Tiver swapped his trainer’s hat for a polocrosse helmet and joined his son, Mitchell, for a chukka or two with the Walkaway side.

Moonyoonooka secretary Leanne Howden said the event was a good season opener.

“A great time was had by all,” she said. “This is a great encouragement to all up-and-coming players.”

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