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MEET THE COMMITTEE

Camilla Hyslop 

Captain

captain@oupoloclub.co.uk

As Captain, Camilla oversees player development, organises fixtures and tournaments, leads tactics sessions, and facilitates off-field training sessions for our teams. 

College: Worcester 

Reading: D.Phil in Geography and the Environment 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Odd Job 

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Melissa Guckenberger

Polo Manager

polomanager@oupoloclub.co.uk

As Polo Manager, Melissa liaises with the coaches to organise lessons during term-time for all skill-levels, and coordinates taster sessions. 

College: St Edmund Hall 

Reading: Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Maleva

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Matt Byrne

Chairman

chairman@oupoloclub.co.uk

As Chair, Matt helps with the smooth running of the committee. Some of her happiest memories in Oxford have been with OUPC so he hopes to ensure that others have the same experience. 

College: Green Templeton College

Reading: D. Phil in Cancer Science 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Rueben 

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Ayaka Shinozaki

Secretary

secretary@oupoloclub.co.uk

As OUPC Secretary, Ayaka organises communication in the committee, supports the chairman's role, and manages the Club email account, the Weekly Email, the membership database, and meeting minutes.  

College: Wolfson

Reading: D.Phil in Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Chespa

Martha Wiesenbart

Treasurer

treasurer@oupoloclub.co.uk

As Treasurer, Martha handles anything money-related and plays a crucial role in managing the club’s finances. 

College: St Antony's

Reading: M. Phil in Economics 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Honey  

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Nasma Dasser

Stash and Sponsorship Officer

sponsorship@oupoloclub.co.uk

As stash and sponsorship officer, she will work with the Chairman and treasurer in managing the sponsors, which includes organising and promoting the annual stash order and sourcing and contacting additional sponsors and donors.

College: Christ Church 

Reading: Computer Science 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Blackadder

Diana Dunlop

Press and Social Media Officer

press@oupoloclub.co.uk

As Press and Social Media Officer, Diana handles the social media pages, as well as the club’s website. She also liaises with Press contacts for the club’s publicity. 

College: Wadham College 

Reading: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Smarty

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Daria Kwiatkowski

Social Secretary

social@oupoloclub.co.uk

Daria's primary responsibilities include organising and overseeing all social events and engagements for the club for both playing and social OUPC members. 

College: Lincoln College 

Reading: M. Phil in Classical Archaeology 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Mambrou 

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Ben Evans 

Ball President 

As Ball President, Ben will be overseeing and organising the much anticipated OUPC 2025 Polo Ball. 

College: Kellogg College 

Reading: M. Phil in Politics 

Favourite Oxford Polo pony: Smarty

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Hector Worsley

Head Coach and Polo Manager at Oxford Polo

info@oxfordpolo.co.uk

It is fair to say that Hector is a natural horseman, since childhood he has been a keen rider covering a wide variety of equine disciplines. His polo career took off in 2007 with his local Pony Club and subsequently for Stowe School, then at Kirtlington Park Polo Club and beyond. Hector’s hard working determined attitude and natural affinity with horses has led to him managing Oxford Polo. Awarded Coach of the Year at Oxford University’s prestigious Sports Awards, Hector’s coaching skills are second to none for both beginners and established players.

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