Segway squad off to Germany
A SIX-MEMBER segway polo squad will fly the Barbados flag in Cologne, Germany in the WOZ Challenge Cup from Thursday to Sunday.
Team captain Nevin Roach will spearhead a relatively experienced squad which also includes two tournament referees, with the intention of adding to their titles earned in 2009 and 2010.
Coincidentally, their debut title was earned in Cologne when they defeated the Silicon Valley Aftershocks from the United States of America 2-0.
Considered one of the younger nations within the world arena of the sport, Barbados has done exceedingly well. In addition to their two championships, they have finished runners-up twice in 2011 and 2013.
Roach, who is in his second tournament and first as captain, believes his team has what it takes to bring glory to Barbados for a third time.
He said he was looking forward to doing so even more if it meant defeating fellow Barbadian Peter Gilkes, who has received a personal invitation from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniack to play for the Silicon Valley Aftershocks. (ROG)