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City man jets off to Spain at GB aim for European Segway Polo Championship gold

Shaun Reynolds 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FOLLOWING the announcement that the World Segway Polo Cup is coming to the Midlands next year, one Coventry man has proved a natural at the sport and will represent Team GB in Spain this weekend.

Paul Davies will travel more 1,300 miles to compete in the European Segway Polo Championships in Denia this weekend, facing nations including Germany, Sweden and Austria.

It is expected the defenceman will face his stiffest competition in his short career so far, though with the GB team all based in the Midlands officials are hopeful the squad can perform well.

Davies’ appearance on the pitch comes just nine months before Warwick Segway Polo Club hosts the 2017 World Segway Polo Cup next summer.

Malcolm Freeman, captain of GB Segway Polo Team and Warwick Segway Polo Club Coach, said he is extremely proud of how far the team has progressed since forming.

He added: “Everyone has given 100 per cent in training – we just need to hope the heat of southern Spain does not affect our game play too much.

“Whatever happens, we will give the Germans their hardest battles of the tournament and we plan to make Great Britain and our fellow teams and players back in the Midlands proud.”

Having undergone rigorous training sessions during the last three months, the Warwick team is looking forward to revealing its improvements and highlights its credentials ahead of next summer’s World Cup on home turf.

Known as the Woz Challenge Cup – named after Apple co-founder and long-time Segway Polo player Steve Wozniak – next year’s tournament will be the 10th Segway Polo World Championship.

The World Cup will be organised by Warwick Segway Polo Club at the New River Sports & Fitness Centre in North London from Thursday, July 27th, to Sunday, July 30th 2017.