Polo has taken Roddy Wood around the world. It is a credit to his hard work and determination that he has managed to build a quality polo school and training establishment in New Zealand, despite all the years he has spent playing overseas.
Roddy was a six-goal professional at his peak, and for 11 years he was polo manager for the Guards Polo Club at Windsor, the world’s largest polo club.
在他辉煌的运动生涯中，Roddy曾是a six-goal专业选手，为世界上最大的Windsor的 Guards Polo Club做了11年的马球经理。
For the last 18 years he has held the position of polo manager of the Palmera Polo Team for H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Alhamrani – a job which still takes him to Britain each northern season playing season.
过去18年来，他是H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Alhamrani的马球队的马球经理——该职位需要他在每年北半球马球赛季去英国。
Roddy took up this position in 1987, when H.E. Sheikh Alhamrani was a new sponsor to world polo. Today, Sheikh Alhamrani is considered one of Britain’s leading patrons and it has been Roddy’s honour to establish the successful Palmera team, and administer the Sheikh’s entire polo organisation.
Roddy于1987年获得该职位。当时，H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Alhamrani刚刚开始做世界马球运动的赞助者。如今，谢赫穆罕默德是公认的引领英国的赞助者。成功的建立Palmera团队，管理Sheikh的整个马球团队，同样也是Roddy的荣耀。
Roddy’s role with Palmera team has continued to expand with the introduction of Sheikh Alhamrani’s two sons to the game. Concurrently with his role with Palmera, Roddy also took on the position of polo manager of The Guards Polo Club in 1991.
Roddy在Palmera团队中的重要性随着引领H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Alhamrani的两个儿子进入马球界而得到进一步扩展。在管理Palmera的团队的同时，Roddy于1991年成为Guards Polo Club的经理。
During his 11 years at the club he saw it develop into one of the most prestigious clubs on the international circuit, hosting high-goal tournaments on top quality grounds.
He was instrumental in increasing playing membership substantially at a time when Guards charged the highest fees in Britain by creating a playing environment and fixture list that gave members excellent value.
He also recognized that the game needed to lift its standards and introduced professional umpiring to the high-goal matches at Guards — an initiative that was soon adopted by the HPA and is now standard for all British high-goal polo.
His last big project was the redevelopment of Guards’ two feature grounds (The Queen’s and The Duke’s Grounds), now regarded as two of the best grounds in England.
他最近的一个重大项目是重建Guards的两个重要场地（The Queen’s and The Duke’s Grounds)，如今这两个场地是英国最好的场地。
Since 2005 Roddy has been polo manager for the Coworth Park Polo Club at Ascot. Roddy has spent much of his playing career in Britain, returning to New Zealand during the northern winter. Today, Roddy still returns to Britain for the polo season, where he continues his duties with Palmera.
2005年后，Roddy成为了Ascot的Coworth Park Polo Club马球经理。Roddy的大部分职业生涯都在英国，只是在北半球冬季的期间返回新西兰。如今，Roddy仍然为了他在Palmera的职责而往返于英国的马球赛季。