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AAP Social action in Palermo

Kids were the stars of a very special day

November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
On Wednesday, November 8th, the Argentine Association of Polo (AAP) carried out an extraordinary initiative on Palermo's number two ground. With the aim of spreading the sport among the community, representatives of the AAP welcomed students from the Fili Dei Institute, located in the thirty first neighbourhood in Retiro.

Boys and girls showed great enthusiasm at the polo clinic given by official umpire Juan Jose Araya, together with several high goal players.

The event was split in two: in the morning, the La Aguada LM (Alejandro, Miguel, and Ignacio Novillo Astrada, and Alfredo Bigatti), La Albertina Abu Dhabi (Francisco Elizalde, Ignacio and Santiago Toccalino, and Alfredo Cappella Barabucci) and three members of Cria Yatay (Valerio Zubiaurre, Cristian and Ignacio Laprida), plus recent winner of the World Polo Cup, Valentin Novillo Astrada.

In the afternoon, Eduardo Heguy (Chapaleufú Cardón), Juan M. Zavaleta (La Irenita) and Rodrigo Rueda (La Esquina), joined AAP President Eduardo Novillo Astrada, who attended the entire event.

The students learnt the basic rules of polo and did some practice hits, on wooden, and real, horses! Most of the children in attendance had never had contact with the sport before. It was fantastic day, and the children were left very happy! They will return to the Palermo on the weekend enjoy of the matches of the 124° Argentine Open.

It's good to see polo finally knocking down walls and opening doors!