This newly-formed society welcomes you to try the incredible sport of Polo!
Equestrian polo is a team sport in which the objective is to score goals against the opposing team by moving the ball down-field into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet. Games are taught and umpired by qualified officials. Traditionally, polo is played outdoors at speed (using a small, hard plastic ball) on a large grass field.
The club welcomes all abilities, from beginners who fancy giving it a go, to novice and HPA - handicapped intermediate players who may have played competitively at secondary school.
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(LUUPC paid members only)
Annual membership of our society will cost you £25 during the month of September and £30 thereafter. Termly membership is £20.
If you sign-up at our stall during Freshers’ week you will receive a free SATS outdoor practise ball!
Membership benefits include:
Highly subsidised weekly LUPC lessons at White Rose Polo Club (£35 each (includes transport fee) for a group lesson organised by our Committee). Coaching by HPA-qualified Kiwi Coach Tony Wesche (2-goal)
Frequent friendlies against regional universities (York, Durham, Newcastle) organised by the club's committee
Invitation to attend socials (includes nights out with exclusive polo club drinks deals, BBQs and picnics)
Access to the club's hand mallets during weekly practice sessions
Access to the club's Polo Times magazine subscription
Access to the club's skills improvement DVDs
Where do we play?
The club trains at ‘White Rose Polo Club’ in York, just under an hour’s drive from Leeds University. The lesson price of £35 includes your transport fee there and back by car. You will be grouped according to your ability and car transport will be arranged for you. We usually do a pick-up from Parkinson Library’s steps, although if you’re lucky we will pick you up on your doorstep!
How do I book a lesson?
Once you’ve signed-up, we will email you regarding available lesson slots. You may then book a lesson through our homepage via the Union’s website. A group lesson will cost you £35 (this includes your £5 transport fee). Once we have received payment, we will contact you with regards to your driver.
How about matches and tournaments?
For those who are interested, the club organises regular ‘friendlies’ against its neighbouring regional universities, such as York, Durham, and Newcastle and additionally takes part in seasonal National SUPA - organised arena and outdoor tournaments based in Warwickshire.
Although the society is relatively new, it has already established itself within the University-playing community following success by its Novice team at the National Universities’ Arena Tournament at Rugby - the team were placed second in the final having lost to Bristol UWE in a nail-biting sudden-death penalty shoot-out! – and most recently after the victory of our Novice B team at SUPA’s National Outdoor Tournament in June, where they were placed first in their division.
Ever pictured yourself at a polo match, treading in the divots Pretty Woman-style? If you enjoy watching sport, and enjoy the idea of picnics on the side-lines in the sunshine, a social membership of Leeds University Polo Society is perfect for you! For just £10, you can support our teams and enjoy the social side of the sport during the academic year. If you want to try it out, how about our termly social membership for only £5?
We’re good friends with the York and Newcastle University Polo Clubs, and will jointly host frequent friendlies with them, participate in SUPA National Championships, as well as hit the town. The summer is the best time for an Argentinian Asado (BBQ) and beers in the sun, but we’ll be having regular socials at our beloved Walkabout, amongst other clubs, bars and house parties throughout the rainy months as well.
Can I try Polo without signing-up?
Our Spring ‘Give it a Go’ session is on Saturday 26th January from 10.30am-2.30pm (meeting at Parkinson steps at 9am). Come along to the White Rose Polo Club for a try at stick-and-balling, and a slap-up meal on us. Book online through the Union’s webpage or enquire at our Freshers’ stall.
For more information:
Join our Facebook group: ‘Leeds Uni Polo’
Visit our website http://www.leedspolo.co.uk/
Follow our twitter page https://twitter.com/LEEDSPOLO
Email Laura Parkes, Club Captain, at firstname.lastname@example.org