In 1938 the sport developed from a combination of polo, lacrosse and netball. It is credited as being one of only three truly Australian sports – the other two being Australian Rules Football and Camp drafting.
Originally two riding instructors at Britain’s National School of Equitation created an indoor exercise to supplement the work at the riding school. It was designed to make the young riders take better charge of their horses and on a visit to England, Sydney horse breeders Mr and Mrs Edward Hirst saw the activity. On their return to Australia, and with the help of an experienced horseman and polo player, Mr Alf Pitty, the Hirsts created the game of Polocrosse in Australia.