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 club 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.
President – Phillip Chalcraft
Represents the club and leads the team of execs.
Captain – Becky Smith
Works alongside our coach to choose and enter teams for competitions.
Vice-Captain – Jenny Johnson
Organises training sessions and tasters.
Treasurer – Alex Sluijmers
Organises the club’s finances, working closely with the SU.
Secretary – Harry Cutts
Orders club clothing/ playing kit and liaises with companies regarding sponsorship.
Social – Catrin Howells
Run weekly socials and take the lead on charity work.
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.
When you become a member of the polo club, you will be informed of times for training, socials and tournaments on our facebook group (HAU Polo 2019/20). 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.
£150 with discounted lessons at Hendersons Polo
Taster membership available
Social affiliate membership available