SOUTH LONDON BIKE POLO.
We play regularly on Monday and Wendesdays, but we also play on other days too, best thing to do is check the last couple of pages to see where and when we are playing any given week. Hope to see you there.
We have two main courts:
Newington gardens, which is lit and mainly our winter home:
And we now have a purpose built court at Herne Hill Velodrome. We have been playing there a lot in the summer light: hernehillvelodrome.com/
"At every session attended we need to pay towards Herne Hill for allowing us use of the space, their upkeep and maintenance costs, insurance, etc.
There will not be an LHBPA courts officer present at every session. If we intend to keep use of this awesome court, someone must take it upon themselves at each session to gather subs (£2.50 per player) and record attendance."
Google form for attendance please fill in whomever grabs the subs. ^
Hi guys / gals not wishing to steal thunder from the beloved brick lane court but i figure there seems to be quite a few southerners knocking about on here. I'm in Herne Hill and i know there are a couple of brixton folk about. I wondered who might be up for playing / practising polo southstyle. I just can't get my arse up east sometimes and i'm also a bit shit at it, which probably frustrates those better players wanting to compete a little more. So who's up for some local polo? Brockwell park just came to mind because they have that disused basketball court by the cafe, but if you can think of anywhere else...?
yeah, im shouth london and its a bit of a trek to go to brick lane so that would be really good. other places we could play polo... those courts in kennington park? possibly closer to those who live in camberwell?
well up for drinking some beer and laughing at people trying to hit a ball with a stick whilst balancing on a bike, locally.
kennington would be excellent for evenings too cause its floodlit, i work in oval too. Any idea how much a court id to book, I assume you have to pay for them?
and we have at least one crowd member too, excellent, so far its you joel versus me with rpm burping and ref'ing.
I'm with joel. I'm brixton way and willing to make a fool of myself. Kennington is quite busy in the evenings mind!
im in clapham and would be more than happy to play down south as soon as i get my fixed wheel that is
okay then, things to do this week... find ot info about the courts, and try and make some polo equipment. if we could do it on a different day to sunday then people coul o to both. but that might defeat the point of having it in south london?
ummm damn i might miss this, am only in london for 2 days this week, then back in newcastle for the whole of christmas and maybe also new year :(. Let me know how you get on though joel!
I would be down, but now need to get another bike, but good idea
tbh i dont think theres much point starting it anytime soon, simply because of the rain and early nights. i hink it would deter people from coming and i dont think we would learn much, much better to wait till after the new year, not to far away, then start it fresh in 2008?
i might come down.....you might even learn something:)
I already know everything there is to know about being a cunt
I wrote the book :P
and you're such a cunt you won't publish it :)
i feel your taking advantage of the new me.....
Brockwell park would be dope.
Count me in skoota for some southstyle axion.
what about mallets?
brockwell park is on the doorstep (am in Tulse Hill) so would be up for giving this a go when it is up and running.
I work in Brixton so would be well up for an evening during the week. Maybe on the floodlit Kennington courts? The first evening could be making mallets.
Great idea skoota.
excellent. list? regarding mallets, so i don't go over old ground what dosnt work: Dowling? Too shit? crutches...did anyone have success? is it ski poles or croquet the only success or are their other dark arts out there?
at last, southside polo! well up for this, kennington would be great
i'm up for watching while eating energy bars and stretching, i have no interest in partaking in a minority sport though
skipole + gaspipe + screw + lots of gooey orange nondescript adhesive = mallet.
if it was in Brixton, I'd ride my jump bike and play. but not going to be doing much riding of any sort until into next year
i am defin in clefty - we can show the boys are AMAZING NEW skills : (
What night are you thinking???
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