Paddock polocrosse players set sights on High Goal


Players from Paddock Polocrosse Club will use this weekend’s Land Rover Durban High Goal as part of their preparation for the upcoming internationals.

Sisters Amber and Paige Pretorius (pictured) will play for the Team Rhino Truck Sales side, while Kenan Classen will represent Team Alzu.

Amber will in July feature in the South African Under-21 side, while Paige and Kenan (along with clubmate Jens Bunge) will play for the national Under-16 side against Australia.

To fine-tune their skills, the trio will participate in the High Goal at the Shongweni Club from Friday to Sunday.

This fast paced and high intensity sport is described as a feast for spectators and players alike and the High Goal is regarded as the pinnacle of the polocrosse calendar.

All players participating in the competition have a handicap (skill level). These levels are on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best in the world and zero being a beginner.

It’s called High Goal because the combined handicaps of the six players in each team is on average between 42 and 45.

This means that the teams are of a quality that in many instances supersede that of many World Cup teams.

Several teams include 10 handicap players, of which there are only about just 15 in the world.

Amber and Paige’s team boast a total handicap of 26, while Kenan’s team have a total handicap of 45.

Entrance is free and the grounds are set up to receive and entertain large crowds, making it an exciting and fun filled weekend to remember.


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