Polo students go to school

Juniors from all over Victoria gathered at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre last week to take part in the annual Victorian Polo Association Junior Polo School.

Held on January 18th and 19th, the polo school was open to children aged between 10 and 19 who were keen to try the sport of polo or for existing junior players to fine tune their skills.

Coaches at the clinic included Victoria’s highest rated player Ruki Baillieu, British professional player Jack Berner and local professional Sam Stott.

Clinic organiser Heleni Goodman said that they would like to grow the clinic year on year.

“It’s no problem if you don’t have your own horse as we can find you one to rent, although previous riding experience is necessary,” she said.

Participants at the clinic were also assessed for selection to represent Victoria in a state junior match next month.

Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre hosts polo matches every weekend from November through to April, with most free for the general public to attend and spectate.

The fields run by the Victorian Polo Association are managed by resident coach Andrew Williams who regularly runs come and try days for those looking to give the sport a go.

For more information visit www.vicpolo.com.au

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