Australians women's polo team take home win

Australian Team Picture 1 – Billie Mascart (from Sydney), Indiana Bennetto (from Gundy NSW), South East Queensland Polo Club President Angelo Russo, Shannon Booth (from Richmond NSW) and Alessia Russo (Bidaddaba)

 

Teams with Shirts Picture 2 – Shannon Booth, Alessia Russo, Indiana Bennetto, Billie Mascart, Bromelton House Owner Stuart Murray, Missy Browne, Kelly Fernandez, Harriet McKelvie, Susan Hamilton.
Australian Team Picture 1 – Billie Mascart (from Sydney), Indiana Bennetto (from Gundy NSW), South East Queensland Polo Club President Angelo Russo, Shannon Booth (from Richmond NSW) and Alessia Russo (Bidaddaba) Teams with Shirts Picture 2 – Shannon Booth, Alessia Russo, Indiana Bennetto, Billie Mascart, Bromelton House Owner Stuart Murray, Missy Browne, Kelly Fernandez, Harriet McKelvie, Susan Hamilton.

AUSTRALIAN women’s polo team dominated the field at the end of their test match against New Zealand at the Bromleton House Ladies International Tournament, winning by one point in overtime.

The score was 6-5. The game was hotly contested after the Australian team lost to New Zealand earlier this year.

Players from interstate and New Zealand flocked to Bromelton House on Saturday for the event.

More than 200 spectators and players were welcomed by Aboriginal elder John Long before the Australian and New Zealand ladies were presented with their shirts. 

Five female teams played before the test match, with women coming from interstate and New Zealand to watch the game.

Teams with Shirts Picture 2 – Shannon Booth, Alessia Russo, Indiana Bennetto, Billie Mascart, Bromelton House Owner Stuart Murray, Missy Browne, Kelly Fernandez, Harriet McKelvie, Susan Hamilton.

Teams with Shirts Picture 2 – Shannon Booth, Alessia Russo, Indiana Bennetto, Billie Mascart, Bromelton House Owner Stuart Murray, Missy Browne, Kelly Fernandez, Harriet McKelvie, Susan Hamilton.

Winners for ladies B grade were the Balfour’s Girls and A grade winners were FH Polo and the A grade pony prize went to Rona Glennie and her horse Black Betty.

The most valuable player of the test match was Australian player Billie Mascart who also won the pony prize on a horse borrowed from Michael Callow.

Events spokesperson Samantha Sadleir said it was a great day and guests made the most of the good weather and venue.

“Many (players) are quite new to the sport and really enjoyed the opportunity to play with such strong, established women players,” she said.

“The day’s highlight was definitely when at full time Australia and New Zealand were tied going into an extra chukka. 

“The atmosphere was electric and Australia got there in the end.”