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The Polocrosse Association of Zimbabwe has announced the eight elite players who will represent Zimbabwe at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup 2019.

Most of the 2019 team comes with 28 years or more of polocrosse-playing experience, including playing at one or more previous World Cups.

Women’s Side:

Sophie Sargeant (Zimbabwe Club)
Originally from England, Sophie represented the UK in the 2003 World Cup, and just missed out on the 2007 World Cup by incurring an injury the week before. She represented Zimbabwe at the 2011 World Cup.

Suzanne Sargeant (Bulawayo Club)
A polocrosse veteran, Suzanne has played polocrosse for 36 years. She has played in a few World Cups, and has toured South Africa, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland representing Zimbabwe.

Paula Sparrow (Bulawayo Club)
Another long-time player, Paula has toured in South Africa, UK, New Zealand and Australia, as well as the 2003 and 2015 World Cups.

Kirsten Swan (Borrowdale Club)
Kirsten played in the second World Cup in 2007.

Men’s Side:

Andrew Baker (Borrowdale Club)
Captain of the 2011 World Cup team, Andrew also played in the 2007 World Cup.

Graham Keith (Bulawayo Club)
Graham was on the 2011 World Cup Zimbabwe Team

Ross Shand (Borrowdale Club)
Ross has represented Zimbabwe in Mens and Juniors teams.

Danie Swan (Borrowdale Club)
Danie has been on the Zimbabwe Mens team since 2008 and represented Zimbabwe at the 2011 World Cup.

Family Connections

Polocrosse truly is a family sport!

The Sergeants
Sisters Paula Sparrow and Suzanne Sergeant often play with their brother Greg Sergeant. At the 2019 World Cup, Greg’s wife, Sophia Sergeant, will be playing with the sisters.

In 2013 at the South African Quads, Greg, Suzanne, Paula and sister-in-law Sophie all played in the same team.

Dad of the family, Sarge, is still playing Zimbabwe Masters. He played against Australia back in 1986 in NSW. At this World Cup there will be Sarge watching, his children playing, and his grandchildren watching.

The Swans and Bakers
Kirsten Swan is playing alongside her husband, Danie Swan, as well as her brother-in-law, Andy Baker.

Find out more about Team Zimbabwe

Coach and Team Manager

Gavin Cocker is currently playing in South Africa. He represented Zimbabwe in the 1990s on many occasions then moved to South Africa where he played in two winning World Cup Teams.

Leanne McBean has played for Zimbabwe Veterans and Bulawayo Polocrosse Club for many years.


Zimbabwe has competed in all four World Cups, with these results:
2015 – 6th
2011 – 2nd
2007 – 5th
2003 – 4th

2011 was a great year with the team making the World Cup finals, coming second overall.

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