Serpentine Polo Club’s Olivia Bolingbroke to play for Australia at Youth Olympics

Olivia Bolingbroke (15) will represent Australia in a polo exhibition match at the Youth Olympics in Argentina.
Olivia Bolingbroke (15) will represent Australia in a polo exhibition match at the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

AGE is no obstacle for Olivia Bolingbroke, who at just 15-years-old is travelling to the other side of the world to show off her polo skills.

The Serpentine Polo Club member was one of just a handful of young players selected to represent Australia in a polo exhibition match being held at this year’s Youth Olympics in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

Despite riding horses her whole life, Olivia said she only began playing polo two years ago.

“I have grown up with my parents playing polo and from a young age I have helped with horses and groomed at polo,” she said.

“I enjoy it so much because of the horses, you get to change horses each chukka (period) and once you start hitting the little white ball it is very addictive.”

She said she was looking forward to playing in a country famous for the sport.

“Argentina is the number one capital of polo, it is where the best of the best play and where 40 goal polo is played,” she said.

“I was lucky to be chosen from WA to represent the youths in polo and I think I will get a lot out of this experience.

“I want to thank the Western Australia Polo association for their support; I feel very privileged to have this opportunity and still can believe I’m going to play polo in Argentina.”

The exhibition match will be held on October 10.