The Queensland Polocrosse Association Incorporated (QPA) was formed in September 1957 with clubs from Cairns in the north to Goondiwindi in the south, Mt Isa in the west to Gold Coast in the east. At any given tournament you might find professional and business people, politicians, trades-people, farmers and school teachers all competing and mixing together. Their common characteristics are a love of sport, horses and a competitive spirit.
Some players are content with weekend participation while others strive for representative honours. Polocrosse is a family sport played by people of all ages and abilities from juniors to veterans, beginners to experts. Often Polocrosse tournaments are the main social outing for the family who travel, play and camp together.
Queensland has hosted many International Test events over the years including visiting teams from New Zealand, Zimbabwe, New Guinea and the best of the World Team against Australia in 1988, the inaugural World Cup – Morgan Park, Warwick in 2003 and again the 2nd World Cup at Morgan Park, Warwick in April 2007.
Volunteers are vital to our organisation. Like many sports, the QPA relies heavily on its volunteer network who provide a valued service that makes a huge difference to many people’s lives. The management of their sport and the sporting, economic and social benefits brought about by its activities within rural communities depends on what they can offer to encourage future growth.
The QPA is governed by an elected Management Committee and comprises 42 clubs across 6 Zones. A full time State Administrator is also employed, located in QPA House at 108 Russell St Toowoomba.
The QPA is a non-government, Not-For-Profit organization, incorporated 27th June 1988, Incorporation Certificate Number 4440
For a list of the recipients of the A.E. Earle Memorial Patrons Trophy, QPA Life Members, the QPA Hall of Fame Members and passed Presidents and State umpires click here.