Polocrosse honours to Calliope



CALLIOPE Polocrosse Club's open men's team produced one of its best performances in recent years to take out the title at the club's annual event on Sunday.

Boasting a lineup strengthened by the return to action of several experienced players, Calliope thrilled their supporters at the Calliope Racecourse Reserve fields with a 12-7 win over Bauhinia in the final of the two-day carnival.

Leading the charge for Calliope was former Australian representative Grant Olsson while returned pair Leo Neill-Ballantine and Andrew Macklin showed they had lost none of their skills despite an absence from the sport.

Olsson, Macklin and Owen Lindley were named as the best combination of the weekend with Olsson also named as best and fairest male player.

Neill-Ballantine picked up the best and fairest Calliope player award while club-mate and Queensland representative Kayleigh Pengelly took out the best and fairest intermediate lady honours.

Monto won the women's event with Lockyer Valley runner-up, leaving Calliope to take out the consolation title.

Calliope's young riders finished second to St Lawrence/Nebo in the junior B grade event with Alton Downs taking the A grade title ahead of Bauhinia.

St Lawrence's Jessica Hamelink was the best junior female player and Bauhinia's Luke Taylor the best male.



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