About Us

Oxford University Polo Club was founded in 1874, just three years after the introduction of polo to Britain, and it continues to be a thriving and successful club, creating history in the polo world to this very day. The Varsity Match against Cambridge has been played since 1874, making it the oldest continuing polo fixture in the western world.

Despite its prestigious history, OUPC is a relaxed and sociable club, and encourages students from all backgrounds to participate in the sport, whether they are complete beginners or seasoned professionals. We hold regular lessons throughout the year with David Ashby and his team at ‘Oxford Polo’ and organise both friendly and competitive matches and tournaments – at all levels – with other universities, polo clubs and professional teams.

As well as our packed polo schedule, we hold regular and varied socials, gatherings and events as a club, to which we invite guests with open arms, the highlight of which is our annual white-tie ball.

Sign up for Membership

Social Membership

Social members gain access to all of OUPC's dinners, drinks events, crewdates. Social membership also grants priority access to tickets for the annual Polo White-Tie Ball, as well as the opportunity to attend top-level university polo tournaments.

Full Membership

As well as all the benefits of social membership, full members gain heavily discounted rates for polo lessons and games played locally with Oxford Polo as well as the opportunity to play in top-level university polo tournaments across the globe.

Meet the Committee

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Phoebe Toyne-Bridges

Chairman

As the figurehead of the Club, Phoebe is responsible for the smooth operation of the Club’s activities, directing the committee and overseeing larger projects.

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Charlie Hitchman

Captain

As Captain and Fixtures Officer, Charlie, organises squad sessions and matches, selects the team, and has led OUPC to victory on multiple continents.

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Munirah Dasu-Patel

Treasurer

The Treasurer essentially handles anything money-related. Munirah pays and sends out invoices, keeps track of our accounts and organises termly budgets with the rest of committee.

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Lily Latimer Smith

Secretary

Lily manages the Club email account, writes the Weekly Email, manages the membership database and Facebook members group and takes and distributes minutes of all meetings.

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Charlie Keen

Social secretary

As Social Secretary, Charlie organises crewdates, dinners, and all other social events for the Club and liaises with our social partners, Varsity Events.

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Julia Phillips

Polo manager

As Polo Manager, Julia liaises with the coaches to organise lessons during term-time for all skill-levels, coordinating taster sessions, and organising intra-OUPC tournaments, such as termly Cuppers.

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Adrian Holle

Stash and sponsorship officer

As Stash and Sponsorship Officer, Adrian assists the Chairman in managing the sponsors, which includes organising and promoting the annual stash order and sourcing and contacting additional
sponsors and donors.

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León Romano Brandt

Alumni officer

As Alumni Officer, León manages the Alumni database; organises events and engages in regular correspondence with Alumni to keep them up to date with the club after they leave.

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Olly Cheung

Membership Officer

As Membership Officer, Olly is handling all new membership details and assisting Lily in her role as Secretary for Michaelmas 2018.

Get in touch

For all enquiries please contact the Secretary, Lily Latimer Smith, at:

polo.club@studentclubs.ox.ac.uk