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Duncan Slater and Ibrar Ali, our wounded taking part in the South Pole Allied Challenge expedition as members of Team Glenfiddich, had a great afternoon at Hurlingham Park trying polo for the first time.
During the polo lesson at the MINT Polo in the Park Academy at Hurlingham Park, the spiritual home of polo, they’ve been given a potted history of the sport and under the guidance of experienced polo instructors they familiarised with the repertoire of shots available to a polo player.
The session culminated in playing a ‘chukka‘ – a short game of polo – to put into practice new-found skills.
Listen to their voice blogs to hear their impressions!
Walking With The Wounded is the official charity of MINT Polo in the Park, and the Academy session gave an insight into the nuances of the sport and perhaps a greater appreciation of the skill of the players from around the world who will be on show on the 7th, 8th and 9th June in Hurlingham Park.
Please click here to see the photo album from the day on Facebook.