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Polo

President: Jess Roche - j.z.roche@durham.ac.uk

After having only been reformed as a DU club in 2014 after a few years out in the cold, the DU Polo Club is once again making a name for itself both in and out of Durham. We restarted the club with only four people and by the summer of 2015 the club had grown to over 30 regular and part time members!

The main ethos of our club is to make the sport more accessible to everyone who wants to learn how to play. Whether you have played for years or never even held a polo stick, there is a place for you in the club! As long as you have basic riding skills then you can start anytime, but those who aren’t confident riders or haven’t ridden before are recommended to have lessons with the Equestrian club before coming to training. We run training on Wednesday afternoons and weekends down at the White Rose Polo Club outside of York, and have specific training sessions for all abilities so as to maximise the time and value of each person’s training. We compete in tournaments and friendlies through-out the year both at our club and others across the country, with multiple teams playing in different ability categories, and the year culminating with the national championships run through SUPA.

We also have a number of social events through-out the year, where people have the chance to meet the rest of the club who they may not see at their regular training, and also meet players from other universities.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to check out our website and contact any member of our exec!