Stupid but Interesting Sports – Polocrosse

Who on earth would play this sport? Surely it isn’t something that you’d getting any credence from saying you are top player in the sport. Imagine if Michael Williams had pulled these lines out instead of what he actually did say to the Police when pulled over for drink driving.

“Do you know who I am Officer?, I am a top player of polocrosse?”

Polocrosse? I mean the name is just gay, it even looks gay…polo without the hard hammer things:

Polocrosse is a team sport that is played all over the world. It is a combination of polo and lacrosse. It is played outside, on a field (the pitch), on horseback. Each rider uses a cane stick to which is attached a racquet head with a loose, thread net, in which the ball is carried. The ball is made of sponge rubber and is approximately four inches across. The objective is to score goals by throwing the ball between the opposing team’s goal posts.

Anyone who can ride a horse can play polocrosse, which also helps improve riding skills. All ages and abilities are encouraged to play and the Pony Club have recognised polocrosse as a horse sport.

Apparently it is recognised worldwide, barely, and people travel all over the world to play it. 

Here is a video of the 2011 Polocrosse World Cup which features the NZ women’s team:

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