On Sunday 15th February Sophie Louth organised a Mad Sunday of Polo with a training session in the morning for the more experienced players and a introductory session in the afternoon – that turned into a giant game of polo.

Thomas Leissing was on hand in the morning to offer coaching, from his high point on the bank (due to a shoulder injury) he was able to give individual feedback on shooting, passing and keeping style.

Players show their enthusiasm for a new sport
Players show their enthusiasm for a new sport

In the afternoon two teams of five took to the pitch to show off their prowess. Lady of the match was Lizzy Mansfield who, although new to kayaking, took up the sport with great enthusiasm choosing to tackle Cormac Browne even though he was in a considerably larger boat. Lizzy is one to watch, and I think her future in the sport will be bright as she becomes an asset to the Oxford team.

Lizzy takes a goal line throw


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