ON TARGET: Kim Bowman scores for Chinchilla 1 at the 50th Tara Polocrosse Carnival on Saturday.
ON TARGET: Kim Bowman scores for Chinchilla 1 at the 50th Tara Polocrosse Carnival on Saturday. Matthew Newton

Rain washes out final day of 50th Tara Polocrosse Carnival

POLOCROSSE: Tansey 1 and the Gold Coast were odds-on favourites to do battle in the final of the 50th Tara Polocrosse Carnival on Sunday before rain caused matches to be abandoned.

Teams from Tara, Chinchilla, Wandoan, Tansey, Warwick, Gold Coast, Cunningham, Roma, and players from Longreach and Bauhinia congregated at the Tara Polocrosse Grounds over the weekend to celebrate the club’s 50 years.

As part of the event, the club officially opened its new, $90,000 canteen, made possible through the provision of a $50,000 grant from QGC.

Polocrosse Queensland patron Howard Hobbs was there for the opening, as was Warrego MP Ann Leahy and QGC’s Carlie Watson.

The ribbon was cut by club secretary and prolific grant-writer, Tracy Wilson.

Club president Ronnie Stephens was thankful for the grant from QGC, as well as the donations from club members and the community, which made up the $40,000 remainder.

“It was a really good weekend,” Stephens said, adding it was a shame rain had stopped play.

“We’ve got a couple of life members in the club who have been around for a long time and they were there and it was great – and we had a few past players and supporters come back and see us.

“A lot of people got involved and were keen to help out with (the carnival).”


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