We drove out of Oxford in the pouring rain on Sunday morning fearing the worst! However, on our arrival at the beautiful Black Bears polo grounds near Henley-on-Thames, the sun decided to show itself and shine (with a little bit of chill in the air) for our first grass polo match.
We were a brand new team with 2 of our players only having played polo a handful of times. The all female team of Christina, Cecile and Tabby was made up with the addition of Bethany from Hertfordshire. Tabby led the team beautifully ensuring all members were confident. We had a a great day, and had an excellent final match where although we lost by 2 goals, it was against the winning team of the day who were very strong. d’Overbroeck’s made an excellent defense and the goals scored were lucky scores by the opposition, where the ball just rolled over the line!
We came a respectable 3rd place. Not bad for beginners! Watch out, we’ll be back next term so claim our arena champion status back!