New trophies on offer
TROPHIES at this year's polocrosse nationals have taken on a practical twist in the form of watches, and 270 locally purchased ones at that.
A total of $60,000 was spent on the watches, which were purchased from Warwick Watchmakers and Jewellers and will be awarded to winners and runners up in each division.
The watches come complete with an engraved back and a national polocrosse emblem on the face.
Treasurer of the Warwick Polocrosse Association Robyn Fraser said the idea of watches was so they would not sit on a shelf collecting dust, but be a memorable souvenir.
"We chose watches because polocrosse players like practical trophies," Mrs Fraser said.
"We were lucky enough to be able to source the trophies locally."
The Warwick Polocrosse Association took the idea to Warwick Watchmakers and Jewellers, who thought it was a brilliant one and in conjunction they perfected the designs.
The process took seven months, but Larissa Walsh, from Warwick Watchmakers and Jewellers, said it was well worth the long process.
"It's really good to know our watches are going out all over the place," Ms Walsh said.
"We had a few changes to the designs and things, which is why it took seven months."
Mrs Fraser said it was not just the trophies that came from Warwick, but rather the "whole kit and caboodle".
"All the supplies in the canteen and bar are also locally sourced," Mrs Fraser said.
"It used to be really hard to get sponsorship, but people are more aware of the sport these days."
Warwick businesses can expect an influx in business over the coming weeks as players from all over Australia flock to the Rose City.
Head down to Morgan Park on Monday to see the competition burst into life.
Visit www.warwickpolox.com.au for more information on the competition.