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August 1, 2020                                                      IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

SUPA Bulletin #4

 

Following a meeting of the Board of Trustees of SUPA, the charity announced the further postponement of its National activities due
to the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19 and concerns for our Member Institutions. This is an update from previous
March, June and July Press Releases.

SUPA is adhering to the Guidelines set by the HM Government [for its operations in England Wales and Ireland], while observing the
recent July 20, Bulletin 11 guidance, and July 31 Rules from the HPA, the polo governing body, and KBIS our independent insurers.
The Trustees are mindful of our Institutional Members interests and have ongoing communication. In the interest of health and safety,
social distancing, and open access to the sport for our SUPA member-players, we are pleased to confirm that your KBIS insurance
cover for Limited Liability [see below] remain in force pending your membership renewal. SUPA bespoke Personal Accident Policy is,
however, not available for non-SUPA polo activities but KBIS has offered to provide individual coverage for other polo events if
desired.

As from August 1, 2020, SUPA Membership renewal will be reduced by 20% and when we resume operations, hopefully in the Fall,
your Official Entry Fee SUPA Events will also be reduced by 20%.

We are therefore directing SUPA member-players to renew your SUPA membership and to adhere to the Government/HPA guidance if
electing to commence club/riding school lessons or training of any form. As a public non-profit charity, the preservation of our sport
and safety of members are paramount. Members 18 and under years of age will need to include parent/school consent, as normal,
as a personal responsibility and player’s choice.

SUPA/SAPA are associated members of the Hurlingham Polo Association and a supporter of the Association of Polo Schools and Pony
Hirers which support the polo industry generally. This bulletin applies to SAPA as well.

The Trustees will be reviewing its future fixtures and events as well as consulting in advance of further information from www.gov.uk,
www.hpa-polo.co.uk which will be released as the situation evolves on its website, www.supa.org.uk. and for insurance questions, contact
www.KBIS.co.uk

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INSURANCE

Public Liability Insurance Policy for SUPA and SAPA members (1).doc
Public Liability Insurance product information document (1).docx
Personal Accident policy.pdf

Amateur Sports Personal Accident Policy wording - available on request.


July 10, 2020                        IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

SUPA Bulletin #3

Following a meeting of the Board of Trustees of SUPA, the charity announced the further postponement of its National activities due
to the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19 and concerns for our Member Institutions. This is an update from previous
March and June Press Releases.

SUPA is adhering to the Guidelines set by the HM Government [for its operations in England Wales and Ireland], while observing the
recent July 9 guidance from the HPA, the polo governing body, our independent insurers.   The Trustees are mindful of our Institutional
Members and in their players interest for health and safety, social distancing, and open access to the sport.  We are therefore directing
players to the Government/HPA guidance and to contact their school or university if they are wanting to commence lessons or training
of any form. As a public non-profit charity, the preservation of our sport and safety of members are paramount.

SUPA/SAPA are associated members of the Hurlingham Polo Association and a supporter of the Association of Polo Schools and Pony
Hirers which support the polo industry generally.  This bulletin applies to SAPA as well.

The Trustees will be reviewing its future fixtures and events as well as consulting in advance of further information from www.gov.uk,

www.hpa-polo.co.uk which will be released as the situation evolves on its website, www.supa.org.uk.    

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 June 14, 2020                                         IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

SUPA Bulletin #2

Today and as an update from its March 15 Press Release, the Trustees of the Schools and Universities Polo Association, the charity, 

announced the further postponement of its National activities due to the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19.

SUPA is adhering to the Guidelines set by the HM Government [for its operations in England Wales and Ireland], while observing the 

recent guidance from the HPA, the polo governing body, our independent insurers and are directed by our Institutional members in their
players interest for health and safety and access to the sport. We are therefore directing players to the Government/HPA guidance and to
contact their school or university if they are wanting to commence lessons or training of any form. As a public non-profit charity, the
preservation of our sport and safety of members and are paramount

.

SUPA/SAPA are associated members of the Hurlingham Polo Association and a supporter of the Association of Polo Schools and Pony
Hirers which support the polo industry generally. This bulletin applies to SAPA as well.

 

The Trustees will be reviewing its future fixtures and events as well as consulting in advance of further information from www.gov.uk,
www.hpa-polo.co.uk which will be released as the situation evolves on its website, www.supa.org.uk.

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April 8th 2020
Please note that as of the 8th April we have sadly had to cancel the University Summer Nationals at Offchurch Bury Polo Club
due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.  They were due to be held on the 5th, 6th and 7th June 2020.  Unfortunately no
event licences can be issued by Warwickshire County Council until 14 June at the earliest.  We shall endeavour to reschedule this
event as soon as circumstances allow.

March 15, 2020                                    IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

SUPA Bulletin #1

Today the Trustees of the Schools and Universities Polo Association, the charity, announced the postponement of its National Junior
Schools Championships to be held on March 22 at Shiplake, Berks due to the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19.

.This annual tournament is one of eight national events which SUPA organises each year for students enrolled in Junior, Senior and
Universities throughout the British Isles and Ireland in order to promote the sport and encourage access to the game.  With over 900
playing members spanning the region, SUPA and its alumni affiliate, SAPA provide an accessible and affordable bridge to club polo. 

Managed by an entirely volunteer committee and partnered with polo clubs, the organisation has grown steadily since its inception in
1989 when 6 school masters schedule the first National Polo Tournament for school-aged novices.  Today, those same schools and 50
others, 60 universities have enjoyed these annual events held in both winter indoor arenas and in the summer at major polo facilities.   
SUPA is an associated member of the Hurlingham Polo Association and the inspiration of the Association of Polo Schools and Pony
Hirers which support the polo industry generally.

The Trustees will be reviewing its summer fixture events and consulting in advance of further information which will be released as the 

situation evolves on its website, www.supaorg.uk. 

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