Polo is an amazingly fun game, but the people who play it are even better. They are a ragtag bunch of misfits with wide ranging interests that converge on just two things – polo and beer.
Part I of my posts about the recent Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships featured photos of the intense and exciting game play, which reach an all-time high in the history of Australian competition. This post, Part II, will feature photos of the people who make the sport what it is. You’ll notice there are a lot of photos in this post – it’s a reflection of how many people devote huge chunks of their time and effort to the game. Thanks guys.
I was really busy the whole three days of the competition. Not only was I playing but I spent a lot of time refereeing. While I was busy blowing my whistle my camera was out roaming in the crowd and I have been absolutely blown away by the beautiful portraits people took of each other. Most of the photos in this post weren’t taken by me (although some were) and I am not sure who exactly took each one. I do know that it was probably one of the following people: Robbie Hannibal, Claire Lewis, Tom Partington and Cathy Pell.
Sorry if I haven’t thanked everyone pictured for everything they did, there was so much happening that I couldn’t keep track of how much everyone was helping out. It was a monumental organisational effort, I am so impressed and can’t wait till we get to do it all again next year.