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    PCV Prince Phillip Mounted Games Teams Challenge

    Leonie Lang, Thursday, 15 June 2017

    On Sunday May 21 at the PCVEC, Central Zone was represented by two club teams, from Werribee and Gisborne at the PCV Mounted Games Teams Challenge.  Both teams placed. Werribee 3rd and Gisborne 4th. It was an exciting day.

    Werribee 3rd MG Champs Gisborne 4th  MG Champs

    The riders had to learn 10 different games. Werribee had the advantage that their captain, Chris, is a regular mounted games competitor (in the national team, no less). The Gisborne riders learned the games at a rally and then practised during the week. Three of the Gisborne riders and two from Werribee were only 10 and 11 but they were all very keen. Part of their success is also due to the support of parents who took them to practices and then all the way down to Gladysdale.

    Spectators at PCV MG challenge

    Here are a few photos of the teams in action or waiting between heats. Larger versions can be seen if you click on the gallery below. If any parents took others, I can add them to the gallery.

    Werribee on the start line at PCV MG challenge Werribee riders at PCV MG challenge  Gisborne team at PCV MG challenge gisborne riders at PCV MG challenge

     Chris Paton at PCV MG challenge Stepping stones 1 at PCV MG challenge Stepping stones 2 at PCV MG challenge Stepping stones 3 at PCV MG challenge

    At the end of the day, the teams lined up for the presentations. Warwick Slade presented a memorial trophy for Mathew to the winning senior team.

    Officials at Presentations at PCV MG challenge Presentations lineup at PCV MG challenge Presentations lineup 2 at PCV MG challenge

    It is interesting to note that the winning junior team from East Gippsland Zone was a composite team. So while it is very bonding for a club team to practice together, if there aren't enough games riders in a club to make up a team, then a zone composite team is the go. Think about it for the October Zone Games qualifiers; and for the MG challenge next year.


    Werribee 3rd MG Champs

    Gisborne 4th MG Champs

    Chris Paton at PCV MG challenge

    gisborne riders at PCV MG challenge

    Gisborne team at PCV MG challenge

    Presentations lineup at PCV MG challenge

    Officials at Presentations at PCV MG challenge

    Spectators at PCV MG challenge

    Stepping stones 1 at PCV MG challenge

    Stepping stones 2 at PCV MG challenge

    Stepping stones 3 at PCV MG challenge

    Presentations lineup 2 at PCV MG challenge

    Werribee riders at PCV MG challenge

    Werribee on the start line at PCV MG challenge

    Werribee on the start line at PCV MG challenge

     

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