Polocrosse is a team sport which combines the regular Polo with a combination of lacrosse and netball. The sport is played by riding a horse on a dirt or grass field. The players required a lacrosse stick or racquet with a net head. This stick helps in carrying, catching or passing the ball.
The most prestigious international championship of polocrosse is the Polocrosse World Cup which is organized in every four years since 2003. The International Polocrosse Council (IPC) is the governing body for the Polocrosse events.
The aim is to gather maximum points by striking the rubber ball inside the goalpost of the opposing team. At the end of the match, the team with a maximum number of goal-strikes wins. While achieving this, the player's should stay outside a semicircle, marked on the centre of the post with a diameter of 10 m.
In 1938, polocrosse was developed in Sydney, Australia by a couple named Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hirst. The sport was inspired by from an old polo exercise in England, which they learned from an article titled "polo la crosse". Later in 1939, Alf Pitty demonstrated the sport in the Ingleburn Sports Ground in Sydney.
Within a short time, a meeting was organized in Ingleburn, and the first club for polocrosse NSW was founded. Then in 1962, the first Lennon Trophy Championship was organized which was won by Walcha. In 1978, polocrosse was introduced in the United Kingdom and was played in the Pony Club level from where it started earning fame.
In the 1990s, the sport spread its wing in Ireland by two brothers David and Ivor. In 2003 the Polocrosse World Cup was hosted, and since then it has become a quadrennial event for the players.
Today, polocrosse has become a trendy sport in its native places.
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