Local teams have claimed a clean sweep at the Gunnedah Polo Carnival.
While numbers were down this year, there was enough teams for two divisions to go ahead with Gunnedah claiming wins in both.
It had been “quite a long time” since Gunnedah had claimed an A grade crown, Gunnedah Polo Club vice-president Edward Hoddle said.
“Numbers were down but the spirits were still high,” Hoddle said of the carnival.
“We saw Gunnedah win both A and B grades, which was pretty exciting.”
The Gunnedah teams took on Carmyle sides in both finals with a notable performance coming from Scott McCreery in B grade who scored nine of 11 goals for the Gunnedah outfit, Hoddle said.
A junior exhibition match was also played on the day while a number of juniors also made the step up into A and B grade.
One particular standout was Jack Davidson who was named Most Improved Gunnedah Player.
Hoddle said the junior talent was an encouraging sign for the club.
“This year is a survival year but it really showed the Gunnedah club is going through a rejuvenation with such tremendous young talent coming through,” Hoddle said.
While the number of players was down this year, it didn’t stop the crowds turning up to watch.
Hoddle said roughly 250 spectators turned out each day including mayor Jamie Chaffey who handed out trophies at the presentation on Sunday.
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