Callum Lancaster races for the ball in the U12s exhibition finals against NSW yesterday.
Callum Lancaster races for the ball in the U12s exhibition finals against NSW yesterday. Georja Ryan

Our boys romp home for a win

IT WAS a victory for the Queenslanders in the U12 exhibition polocrosse final against New South Wales yesterday, with four points the difference.

The youngsters took to the field with fierce determination and raw talent.

They proved being younger didn't make them any less tough when it came to the polocrosse field.

Queensland coach George Cameron said he was thrilled with the result, and the boys deserved to win.

"It was nerve-wracking, that's for sure," Cameron said.

"They played really well, especially because some of these players have only played one season of polocrosse before this."

He said the 13-9 victory was the closest game they had played these nationals.

"We had a really big win in the first game and then a 14-4 win in our second game, so this is the closest match we've had," Cameron said.

Star of the match Will Taylor, from Bauhinia, showed off his talent throughout the game, playing most of it as a No.3 before claiming the No.1 bib in the final chukka.

"Will Taylor can play anywhere on the field," Cameron said.

"They use him in senior teams at his home club and he is only 11 years old."

Cameron said he loved coaching the U12s team and was proud of his boys.

"It is very challenging, but very exciting to see them go from what they were to what they are," Cameron said.

Only three states had teams in this age bracket; Victoria was knocked out in the previous round.


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