Warwick Polocrosse Club

Polocrosse Australia Museum

Another Polocrosse ‘first’ is coming to Warwick. 

The host of the first ever Polocrosse World Cup, Morgan Park, will soon be home to another first - the International or Australian Polocrosse Museum.

Colin Laidlaw and Jack Reilly (L to R) at Stawell 1956

Due for completion in 2013, the museum will showcase a vast array of polocrosse artefacts and memorabilia from across Australia and the world.

“The museum will offer a window back-in-time, into the humble beginnings of the sport,” Warwick Polocrosse Club President Les Fraser said, “to the pinnacle of where we see polocrosse today - played in more than 13 countries worldwide.”

The highlight of the museum will be a collection of personal polocrosse items of the founder of the game, Majory Hirst – dating back to the 1940’s.

Marjory Hirst (with the ball) in late 1930's

 “Polocrosse was born and bred in Australia and it’s important that the history of the game is collated in one location – for everyone to enjoy,” said the President of the Polocrosse Association of Australia, Gill Mathie.

“The success of any historic collection is the variety of displays so I urge polocrosse players and supporters (past & present) to donate to the museum for everyone to see.”

Mr Mathie also said that there has also been strong support from all states in Australia and as a result an exhibition for each state would be established within the Museum.

“Morgan Park is the leading polocrosse facility in the world, so it was obvious fit that the Polocrosse Musuem be located there as well,” Mr Mathie said.

 POLOCROSSE - AUSTRALIAN MADE – INTERNATIONALLY PLAYED!

 

Jack Reilly on "Soda" and Max Walters on "Sally" at Stawell 1956.

MEMORABILIA REQUIRED FROM ALL STATES - This is a display of history of Polocrosse across ALL states!!