Donas, Raul, and Nacho of Niño Dios were kind enough to let me interview them about the tournament, their team, and bike polo in Mexico. I am so excited to feature that interview here! They are going to North Americans this year, and are hoping to go to Worlds as well.
Congratulations! Tell me who you are and what club(s) you come from.
Donas: I´m Yair, people call me “Donas”
Raul: Hey! My name is Raúl from Bici Polo Tapatío, born and raised in Guadalajara.
Nacho: First of all, thank you Crusher. We three are a team from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (even the blonde one), and we’ve played together for three and a half years as part of Bici Polo Tapatío.
What was the tournament like? Anything unexpected happen?
D: The tournament was very exciting and fun. Good games and good attitude– that’s all you need to play polo.
R: The tournament was great. I was a little worried about getting the permit to play in that venue but everything worked out well, the courts were amazing!
Also, It was so much fun to have the best players from all around Mexico and a few internationals. I’m glad to see our polo familia grow every year.
N: The tourney was amazing, we as a team were also the main organizers, and I at least thought that could affect our games, because it’s pretty hard to run an event and compete at the same time, but team work always works. It was nice to hear compliments all the time from my teammates and give it to them back too, I think that’s the key to victory.
D: Cuz we look up to the ones that play better.
R: Well, we have great players and the best weather to play year round. And now, some sweeeeeeet courts. Also my club is the best, awesome people having fun and willing to make anyone part of it.
N: Personally, I think the main reason is we all are pretty friendly, and it’s nice to be part of a community like this one, that’s why people wants to participate all the time, and as this time was the very first time we hosted an official NAH’s calendar tourney, the whole “Poloxico” was even more excited.