Welcome to Bournemouth University Polo Club's Student Union page
We are the 5 star Bournemouth University Polo Club. We are open to anyone who wants be part of a fun, sociable and supportive team. You don’t need any riding or polo experience to join, polo is a sport for everyone. Most people who join have never even ridden a horse before. Lessons are weekly, based around your availability, but you don’t need to come to every session. We welcome students from BU and AUB.
As a club we compete at a number of University competitions every year. We are a successful team, having been placed several times at competitions. We train at Dorset Polo Club (20 minutes from uni) who provide coaching, ponies, equipment etc and we share lifts to the club for training. We have equipment you can borrow so you don’t need to worry about purchasing anything at the start.
We also love a night out every Cameo Wednesday. Members can purchase a sports A-list card which includes free entry and a table with prosecco every week. We are also good friends with other uni polo teams who we hold frequent friendly tournaments with such as Plymouth, Winchester and Birmingham.
Membership is £55 for the year, which covers the cost of your annual SUPA membership, is your entitlement to play with the club and gives you 10% discount at RJ Polo. Lessons cost £45 and our fundraising events cover the cost of competitions. We also have a social membership (£5) for people who do not want to play but still want to come to socials.
By joining Bournemouth University Polo Club you have the opportunity to play polo at hugely discounted rates, try something new and make lifelong friends. We hope to see you soon!
3 reasons to join our club:
1. We welcome everyone, from beginners to professionals
2. Play a unique team sport you’ve never tried before
3. The cheapest polo you’ll ever be able to play
Key club events:
Winter Nationals - February 2021
Summer Nationals - June 2021
Tequila Cup Tournament - August 2021
Friendly Tournaments - throughout the year
Usual meeting time:
Lessons and socials every week (based around your availability)
£55 full membership - entitlement to play with BU polo, covers cost of annual SUPA membership, 10% off at RJ polo, access to sports A-list card, join socials and events
£5 social membership - join socials and access to sports A-list card *PLAYING NOT INCLUDED*
President: Sarah Morris
Vice president/Communications: Matthew Doherty
Treasurer: Tamara Garvin
Health & Safety: Isabella Series
Equipment & Events: Lucy Robinson
Competition Secretary: Sophie Busuttil