Sydney Bike Polo is pleased to announce the second coming of Slayerfest, the club’s annual tournament.
“We have world-class players travelling from Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra,” said Kent Harrison, President of Sydney Bike Polo. “National interest in both Slayerfest and bike polo is running high.”
People are invited to come and watch the action from 9am until 8pm on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October. Spectators who ride their bikes will be able to take advantage of free onsite brake tune-ups and mechanical advice while they watch.
“One of the most exciting things about having a tournament is getting to play a high pressure game in front of a cheering crowd,” said player Joelle Miller. “There’s nothing quite like it.”
A live heavy metal guitarist will be making a cameo appearance, and SBP will be loaning equipment to those who want to give the game a try. If you catch the polo bug you can sign up for a six-week new player skills development course taking place over summer.
“The first thing that caught me about polo is how fun it is to play,” said Nina Storie, a newer player who will be competing in a local tournament for the first time. “But the thing that keeps me coming back is the camaraderie amongst the club.”
Slayerfest 2016 is being held in conjunction with the Sydney Rides Festival. Starting on October 4, the festival features more than 20 events celebrating bicycles and the people who love them.
“We are excited to team up with Sydney City Council for the first time,” said Jenny Slade, Slayerfest’s Event Co-ordinator. “It really reflects how much the club has grown over the past 18 months and we couldn’t have secured the court for the weekend without their help.”