Ardingly Polocrosse Club is one of the newer Polocrosse Clubs in the UK. The aim of this polocrosse club is to have fun – we are not trying to be a highly competitive club we are just here for a laugh and to get as many people interested in this great sp
Arden Polocrosse Club Whitley Farm, Edge Lane, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5DT
Simon Paynter & Richard Chapple
Ashfields Polocrosse Club is hosting the International Test Match between South Africa and United Kingdom in July 2009 all welcome.
Co-Secretary: Niki Burgess
Celyn Club is based at the Horticultural College in Northop, North Wales. We have a thriving membership and our Junior Team is one of the best in the country, having won the National competition in 2004. Some of our players have played for Wales and some have played for the UK team. As a club we are afiliated with the UK Polocrosse Association (UKPA) who organize many tournaments and training weekends and weeks throughout the year.
Centaur is one of the polocrosse clubs which is based in the midlands. We currently has about 20 – 25 members all named and shamed on the members page.
Hazel Metcalfe or Kelly Newbrook
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Guy Robertson Andrew Shaeffer
Situated on a picturesque Kentish farm, we have 2 pitches with excellent facilities.
As a club member you will find yourself amongst a group of about 40 keen and dedicated players from all walks of life and all ages, from expert to…not that good! We have lots of fun, love our horses, support each other and place a lot emphasis on team spirit – everyone is welcome.
If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know more then you are welcome to come and watch a practice.
To participate in practice sessions you need to be a member of Kent Target Club and a non competitive member of the United Kingdom Polocrosse Association. For newcomers we waive green fees for the first year. Both Application forms can be downloaded here.
Mike Turner or Sophie Harding
Liscombe Park’s Training and Tournament Grounds are back at the Liscombe Park Polo Grounds in Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire.
Lucy Procter-Nicholls or Debby Procter
Margaret Bradley or Brenda Begley
For a start a horse or pony is an essential part of polocrosse equipment. Most horses can play but they must be fit, healthy and be able to stop and turn relatively easily. They also need a decent amount of bravery to be able to push sideways into other horses.
Although it takes time for a horse to get used to the ball and racquet and the close contact with other horses they will become accustomed to it. The horse will learn there is nothing to be afraid of because the racquet has no other function than to get the ball. A player using it in any other way faces being sent off.
Obviously once you have a horse and its tack; you then need the basic equipment necessary to make you eligible to play polocrosse.
As it is a dangerous contact sport, protection for horse and rider is vital and no one is allowed to play unless they meet the strict safety requirements
Peter Cross or Alison Sics Home 01226 761827 Mobile 07751 177495
Graham Dench or Katherine Hopkins
Jeff Parr & Julie Parr
So you are Interested in polocrosse….
Interested in playing polocrosse? That’s brilliant! The UKPA wants to see more and more people take up polocrosse and will do all that we can to help everyone play! Polocrosse is a game for everyone; regardless of your age, riding ability and regardless of if you are highly competitive or simply want to have a good time messing around on horses! It is a very fun, very relaxed equestrian sport and the only requirements you need to take it up are love of horses and the ability to enjoy yourself!
We know getting involved with polocrosse can seem hard; you need specialist equipment, there aren’t clubs everywhere and its a team sport so it can seem hard to take it up but never fear for we are here to help you! We can help you get introductory coaching and sort out equipment problems.
Even if there is not a club near you it is quite likely that there are players near you. Quite a few players live a long way from their clubs and so the club map (click here to see it) does not really reflect the distribution of polocrosse players in the UK!
So have a look at the map and if there is a club near you then contact them and see what they can do to help you. If there is no club near you or you get no joy there then the best way to get involved in polocrosse is to contact us directly and we can point you in the right direction!
The person to contact is the sport development officer, Iain Heaton, its his job to get more people into the sport so he wants to hear from you! You can email him or you can call him on 07799 360439.