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From Worth to Oxford University Polo Club

Anselm Dyer-Grimes R'20 began his polo playing career at Worth
17 Mar 2022
United Kingdom
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Now studying at Oxford University where he is secretary of their polo club, Anselm Dyer-Grimes R'20 will be forever grateful to Worth for giving him an opportunity to play the sport.

Anselm is studying Fine Art at St Edmund Hall but a lot of his time is spent playing polo and being secretary of the polo club, organising fixtures and events such as their Annual Ball at the Natural History Museum which is taking place in May.

It was while at Worth that Anselm first played polo. He said: “I left Worth in 2020, after having spent eight fantastic years at the School. My only link to the sport had been my grandfather who played whilst serving as a General in the Indian Army. My parents spotted that Worth had introduced this as a new activity and encouraged me to try it. I took weekly lessons until I reached Year 10 when, unfortunately, Sussex Polo Club closed down.

“I  took up the sport again when I joined Oxford and have represented the university in national tournaments for over a year. I was elected secretary of the club in October and have been serving on the ball committee since then. I’ve met some incredible people through the club and I’m grateful to Worth for introducing me to the sport.”

As well as the ball, Anselm is looking forward to the annual varsity match against Cambridge in June, which is the oldest continuing polo fixture in the world. Notable players in this fixture over the years have included Prince Charles. The varsity match is played at Guards in Windsor and Anselm said: “I would very much encourage any Worthians to come along - it’s free, you only pay for parking. Polo is a very exciting sport to watch and you can bring your own picnic along. There is normally a fantastic party after the matches.”

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