Pupils’ interest in polo thrills Owoeye

Ibadan Polo Club Captain, Konyinsola Owoeye.

Ibadan Polo Club Captain, Konyinsola Owoeye.

The efforts of the Ibadan Polo Club in wooing youngsters into the game of Polo seems to be yielding results, as many secondary schools’ students are now showing interest in the game, says Captain of the Ibadan Polo Club, Konyinsola Owoeye.

Speaking while reviewing the last competition hosted this year by the club, Owoeye said many of the students invited by the club to watch the game during the tournament are now showing good interest.

“In our bid to take the game of polo to the grassroots, and make it enticing to the younger ones, Ibadan Polo Club invited pupils from secondary schools to come and watch and have a feel of how the game is played during our last major tournament held in February.

“Now, we have seen good numbers of them during vacations showing interest in horsemanship and the rudiments of the game.”

He added that the club is delighted to see as many youths as possible joining the game, adding, “by so doing, the rich tradition of the game can be sustained and the future of the game in the country can be guaranteed.”

Owoeye revealed that Ibadan Polo Club “has a provision for playing gadgets and equipment to encourage the beginners until such persons can purchase their own. These are all geared towards helping the game become more popular among the youths.”

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