Look at these kids, they are totally fired up! I ran across this article on matlockmercury.co.uk and if I’m reading this right, it’s an actual, honest to goodness, legit school club. Like, if this existed when I was in school, it would have been called the Highgrove dolphins hard court bike polo club. Or maybe HDHBPC, but most likely it would be known as “that bike thingy” if I know anything about midwest folk.
I want you to count those kids. If I’m seeing this right, there are 14 pictured (the one behind the girl in red has to be bummed her mighty fist perfectly covered up his or her mug), that’s a damn respectable amount of players for any club.
A couple other things about the picture here…one, what kind of pipe/pole system do you think they have cooking there. and two, what’s a yazoo?
Original Article: Children at Darley Churchtown School have been honing their cycling skills over the last few weeks at their unique new school sports club.
The pupils have been getting to grips with the school’s new bike polo club – and it’s believed that the club could be the only school bike polo club in the country.
More than a dozen Year Five and Six pupils have spent the summer term learning the bike handling skills required to play the polo game that most people would associate with horses, but which is also played on bikes to an international standard.
The game is played in the playground with teams of three playing a fast action, five minutes each way game.
Anybody who wants to find out how to play the game has the chance to have a go themselves, regardless of age, along with the Darley Churchtown riders at the Pennies in the Park event in Hall Leys Park on September 11.
People can come in groups of three, or just turn up on their own, with a bike and helmet to have a go.