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RN Polo
RN Polo

Royal Navy Polo

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The Royal Navy's connection with polo has been long and very distinguished. Polo was played by Naval teams in a number of foreign stations as early as the 1860s, and in 1874 the Staff of the Commander in Chief Fleet, Mediterranean, helped to start the Malta Polo Club, which became the centre of Naval polo until 1962. By this time, with the reduction in size of the Fleet, a change was clearly needed if the sport was to continue.

The RN Polo Association's (RNPA) 5 ponies transferred from Malta to Taunton Vale Polo Club and continued there for 32 years until moving to our current home at Tidworth Polo Club, the centre for Combined Services Polo.

Naval polo is played by amateurs enthusiastic about their sport, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The RNPA has a string of 6 ponies, all kept at Tidworth Polo Club and available for RNPA members to hire.