Holbrook’s Kasey Henry is gearing up to represent NSW for the first time at just 12-years-old. The avid polocrosse player has been training every day in preparation for the Australian Polocrosse National Championships.
“I’m really excited but a bit nervous,” Kasey said.
She was selected for the NSW team after attending a series of selection carnivals.
“I was a little bit surprised (to be selected for the team) because there are a lot of good players in NSW but I was really happy,” she said.
Kasey has been riding her horse Dora for the last two years and only started playing polocrosse four years ago, following in the footsteps of her parents.
Kasey was selected for the NSW team along with fellow Albury-Holbrook club member Will Ireland from Wagga.
Other Albury-Holbrook players selected include: Elissa Koch, Charlie Grills, Jim Grills, Matt Davison, Abbott Grills, Lucy Grills, Carlie Grills, Montana Ross, Caitlyn Greenwood, Hugh Anderson and Jess Ward.
The nationals run from April 18 to 24 at the Albury Wodonga equestrian centre.
The under 12 team will play on April 18 and 19 with finals held on Thursday night under lights.
More than 400 polocrosse players will travel with more than 800 horses from around Australia to Albury for the nationals. The nationals will officially start with a parade at 10am on Monday April 18.