Polo and Polocrosse
Club Member 17/18
Polo Winter Nationals 2018
Polo & Polocrosse
The University of Birmingham Polo and Polocrosse Club is a sociable, friendly, and successful club. We encourage all studying at the university to take up this exhilarating and rewarding sport, whether a seasoned pro or a complete non-rider. With a mixture of either hockey or lacrosse on horseback, polo and polocrosse are guaranteed to be interesting and exciting sports to pick up, and what better time to try than at uni!
The club was founded in 2008 and from its humble beginnings it has grown into one of the largest and most competitive university clubs in the country. Indeed what was once a small club with no more than 10 playing members has rapidly expanded with membership totalling nigh on 50, with the majority of those playing regularly, and participating in all our social activities!
Facts about UoB Polo & Polocrosse
– We are one of the first universities to introduce polocrosse as a sport
– We have had two teams of 3 non-riders win at Polo Nationals this year!
– One of our club members has represented the UK in polocrosse since 2013
How to get involved
– Polo and Polocrosse – £150
– Polo casual – £30
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Training times & venues
We train weekly at Rugby Polo Club, often on a Wednesday afternoon but other times and days can be arranged to suit your needs and timetable. With three other universities training at Rugby, we are also able to play friendly chukkas each term!
Successes and Achievements
– Summer Season: B3 won their division
– Winter Season: B3 won their division
– Winter Season: Alex Bartlam received the Most Improved Player Award out of all competing university players
– Recipient of the UoB Alumni Impact Fund, enabling the club to deliver affordable polocrosse lessons to interested students
– Winter Season: N3 came 2nd in their division
– Winter Season: N4 came 2nd in their division
– University Challenge: Emma Bailey received the MVP award out of all competing university students
In 2018 University of Birmingham founded the University Polo League, which enables Universities to have competitive chukkas against each other more regularly.
The club has only been running for 10 years!
Club Captain: Erin Tufnell
Head Coach: Phil Baker (Rugby Polo Club)