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Brief Description of Club Activities

Newcastle University Polo Club is a relatively new club that continues to grow each year.

We are a welcoming, relaxed club that endeavours to shake off the elitist image that often accompanies polo. We want to encourage students to have a go and get involved, taking advantage of the hugely reduced lesson prices that are available to students through joining our society.

We hold regular lessons throughout term time at White Rose Polo Club, both during the "Arena Season" and "Summer Season". We also organise small group sessions for "stick and ball" practice, using hand mallets or the full-length mallets and our club’s wooden horse, “Woody”.

This year we are also liaising with other universities to organise friendlies, combined lessons and competitive chukkas so there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and meet new people. This all builds up to us competing at the SUPA Winter and Summer Nationals Tournaments that are held each year against all the other UK University Polo teams.

As well as our packed Polo schedule, we hold regular and varied socials to help get to know each other better and have some non-polo fun too!


Meeting Days, Times and Venues

Polo Lessons at White Rose Polo Club (York) - Weekends and occasional Wednesday/Thursday afternoons (consisting of Stick and Balling under tuition and a long Instructional Chukka).
There may also be opportunities to play Chukkas against other local universities at White Rose, as well as mini \'Bicycle Polo\' Tournaments and \'Wooden Horse\' Sessions to be held in Newcastle.
Pre-Requisite for new members (e.g. previous experience, basic certificate, etc)
No previous Riding experience is required, although it can be useful.
No previous Polo experience is required, and in fact the majority of our existing members had no previous experience before joining.
Safety equipment and Polo sticks can be provided by White Rose Polo Club for lessons and by Newcastle University Polo Club for competitions.
Sturdy footwear with a small heel (NOT Trainers or similar) should be worn, as well as Jeans/Jodhpurs. Jodhpurs/Riding boots are ideal if you have them.


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President - Emily Birch

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