Our coaches have been very busy over the winter months travelling round the North West to deliver polocrosse sessions to Pony Clubs and Young Equestrians groups. The ‘off season’ is a great time to start introducing new players to our sport, as we have a lot more free time while our horses are having the winter off. It also means that new players can get up and running with their stick skills so that come the summer they are ready to get on grass and hit the pitch!
Celyn coaches Tom, Anna and Olivia all sit on the Pony Club polocrosse committee, and have been working hard to promote the sport across Areas 4 and 5, and even out into Areas 2 and 17! Members from the following branches and centres have all received polocrosse coaching so far this year: Cheshire Hunt North, East Cheshire, Flint & Denbigh, Tanatside, WWW, United Pack, Glossop, Carrington Centre, Oakhanger Centre, Rockwood Harriers, Cheshire RS Centre, Knowsley Village Stables Centre, Lodge Riding Centre, Cumberland Farmers North & South, Ryburn, Wyndham, Cumberland Foxhounds, WLIB, Iveagh and North Down.
As well as going out and about, our coaches have also run Celyn winter training sessions locally at a few different venues. Celyn and PC players that like to keep their horses going over the winter have enjoyed a number of sessions since October, including a full day of training at Northop during the February half term! Despite the chilly weather we had 20 players attend, and Tracey’s hot soup kept everyone going throughout the day.