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Club President: Lilly Tuesley


Founded in 1996, Durham University Polo Club aims to give students an affordable and accessible way to play polo. We cater for everyone, from those who have never sat on a horse, to people who have played polo their whole lives. The majority of our members haven’t played polo before they come to Durham, but we consistently enter competitive teams from beginner to open level.

DUPC was runner-up in The Tab’s Diversity Society of the Year 2019 and prides itself on making polo as accessible as we can. All the clubs we work with offer discounted lessons and horse hire for students and we provide free transport to and from lessons and competitions. We mainly train at Thoresby Park Polo Club, as well as Rugby Polo Club for intensive training sessions.

The club is very active on Instagram and Facebook, so please follow us @durhamunipolo to find out more and get involved.

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Additional Information


DUPC is very active, with lessons running every week at all levels, as well as wooden horse training every Wednesday afternoon at Maiden Castle. The main events in the DUPC calendar are the SUPA Winter and Summer Nationals, which normally take place in February and June. Alongside these competitions, we often organise and compete in tournaments against other Northern, and Scottish, Universities. There are also regular inter-club chukkas.



Polo Player Membership

  • Unlimited access to polo lessons & intensive days.
  • Option to compete in friendly games & tournaments against other universities, with guaranteed team slot for Nationals.
  • Free access to weekly skills & strength sessions.
  • Team Durham players insurance
  • Early release & highest priority for ticketed events, balls, tournaments and trips.
  • All the perks of the Polo Community, plus the unmissable players parties!
  • Access to DUPC Players & Social stash.
  • Free membership pin of DUPC club crest.


Polo Leisure Membership

  • Access to up to three polo lessons per term with DUPC athletes.
  • Try out competitive playing with access to one friendly university game during the year.
  • Join in on the weekly skills & strength sessions for only £2.
  • Access to Social Stash & certain Players Stash.
  • Upgradable to full players membership at any time.
  • All the perks of the Polo Community.
  • Free membership pin of DUPC club crest.


Polo Community Membership

  • Early release & priority over non-members for all social events.
  • On an unfortunate occasion you miss out on one of our events, you will be placed as top priority for any subsequent event you choose.
  • Access to all our national and international trips.
  • Conjoy professional polo tournaments, including St Mortiz, racing days, and Summer Nationals.
  • Access to DUPC Social Stash.
  • Free membership pin of DUPC club crest.

Come Find Us

Leadenham Polo Club