Rodwell to re­alise his big goal


Weekend Courier - - Sport -

SEA­SONED polo player Greg Rodwell has landed his dream gig – com­pet­ing at Polo in the Val­ley on April 8.

This year the event is spon­sored by pres­ti­gious car­maker, Bent­ley.

An ex­cit­ing and ex­hil­a­rat­ing sport for play­ers, horses and spec­ta­tors alike, Rodwell is look­ing for­ward to his de­but at the event.

“I’ve been com­pet­ing for about 30 years but this is my very first time com­pet­ing in Polo in the Val­ley,” he said.

“I’ve at­tended a few events over the years and it’s al­ways such a great day with great peo­ple.”

The Karnup res­i­dent said the game of polo is quite an adren­a­line rush.

“My fa­ther was a polo player so it’s in my blood. I be­lieve my first com­pe­ti­tion was when I was 18 years old,” he said. “The most chal­leng­ing part of polo is mas­ter­ing the horse and ball – it’s like play­ing golf at 40 miles an hour.”

The ninth an­nual Polo in the Val­ley raises money for WA char­i­ties Youth Fo­cus and Telethon.

More than $900,000 has been raised for the char­i­ties since the event’s in­cep­tion.

Tick­ets for the event www.polointhe­val­ are avail­able at d480768

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­

Polo player Greg Rodwell in the sad­dle on Money Banks.

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