Harper Adams polo club is a friendly and welcoming club that allows its members to learn an exciting and growing new sport, regardless of whether you ride every day and already play polo or have never
Harper Adams polo club is a friendly and welcoming club that allows its members to learn an exciting and growing new sport, regardless of whether you ride every day and already play polo or have never sat on a horse before. University polo is extremely accessible as the usually high costs are subsidised significantly allowing you to take part on a student budget.
This year the clubs continues to be coached by former New Zealand international player and award winning coach, Glynn Henderson. Training sessions take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, allowing members flexibility to choose a time that suits them. Sessions are based at Walford College, Shrewsbury which is around forty minutes from Harper and members are encouraged to lift share to support those without their own car.
Members of the polo club compete in three tournaments over the year against other university teams. These tournaments allow us to put our training into practise and are a great weekend away, really helping the club to bond as we support each other. In addition to being a competitive club we have an active social calendar, with weekly socials held in the barley* and trips to equine events such as polo matches and yard visits.
*However due to on-going restrictions as of Covid-19, the club shall organise appropriate socials where possible for all members.
President – Emily Sturgess
Captain – Eleanor Gilbert
Vice-Captain – Evie Rogers
Treasurer – George Wignall
Secretary – Issi Hinton
Social – Harriet Bryan & Zoe Neylan
We would like our members to share social media posts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) to help promote our club and sponsors. Additionally, it is expected that all members are respectful to each other, the execs, and other universities. Inclusivity is very important in this club and is shown through this moral boosting comradeship and supporting each other in any way possible. Finally, when you join, you are agreeing that you are under 14 stone, as this is the weight limit for the polo ponies.
President – Ameila Barfoot
Represents the club and leads the team of execs.
Captain – Beth Blackman
Works alongside our coach to choose and enter teams for competitions.
Vice-Captain – Megan Townend
Organises training sessions and tasters.
Treasurer – Rachel Williams
Organises the club’s finances, working closely with the SU.
Secretary – Rhiannon Hope
Orders club clothing/ playing kit and liaises with companies regarding sponsorship.
Social – Rebecca Lowes and Hannah Newman
Run weekly socials and take the lead on charity work.
When you become a member of the polo club, you will be informed of times for training, socials and tournaments on our facebook page (HAU Polo 2020/21). We also are also active on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HAUpoloclub/ and Instagram @haupolocclub. Please feel free to contact us through these channels or email HAUpolo@outlook.com with any questions about the club.
TBC dependant on discussions with the SU.