Players from Franklin (grey) and Kaitieke (red and white) play at the Polocrosse Carnival at Ōtorohanga in 2008. Polocrosse is described as a mixture of polo, lacrosse and netball on horseback and was devised by Australians Edward and Marjorie Hirst. The game spread throughout the Commonwealth, reaching New Zealand in 1967. There are six players to a team, and each player carries a racket, consisting of a metre-long pole with a loose net at one end. The field is divided into thirds like a netball court, and as with the game of netball, some positions are restricted to particular thirds.
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