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Universities Summer Championships 2018 Roll of Honour:





1st - Nottingham B1

1st - Warwick B2

1st - Cambridge

1st - Nottingham B4

2nd - Warwick B1

2nd - Nottingham B2

2nd - Portsmouth Dragons

2nd - UWE B4

3rd - Oxford

3rd - Birmingham B2

3rd - Loughborough B3

3rd - Harper Adams B4

4th - Liverpool B1

4th - St Andrews B2

4th - Durham Jaguars

4th - Warwick B4a

5th - London B1

5th - Exeter B2

5th - Kent Kestrels

5th - RVC B4

6th - Harper Adams B1

6th - Oxford Brookes B2

6th - Bournemouth Bengals

6th - Southampton B4

7th - York

7th - Liverpool B2

7th - Warwick B3b

7th - Warwick B4b

8th - Harper Adams B2

8th - Stirling Flying Squirrels

8th - Bournemouth Cubs


9th - Sandhurst

9th - Warwick B3a

9th - Sandhurst

1st - Oxford Brookes

10th - Winchester

10th - Harper Adams B3

10th - Brighton Tigers

2nd - Royal Holloway

10th - Royal Holloway B2

11th - Nottingham B3

11th - Birmingham City

3rd - Leeds Hippogriiffs

10th - Cardiff White

12th - Liverpool B3

12th - Leicester

4th - Newcastle Trebles

13th - Birmingham B3

13th - Plymouth Pirates

5th - Durham Lynx

14th - London B3

14th - Portsmouth Defender

15th - Royal Holloway B3





1st - Stirling

1st - Nottingham N1

1st - Birmingham N2

1st - Exeter N3

2nd - Manch/Liv/Birm

2nd - RVC N1

2nd - Warwick N2

2nd - Royal Holloway N3

3rd - Durhan/Regents

3rd - Oxford

3rd - St Andrews N2

3rd - Leeds Centaurs

4th - Reading

4th - Leeds Gryphons

4th - Nottingham N2

4th - Harper Adams N3

5th - Kent

5th - Warwick N1

5th - Liverpool N2

5th - Kent Eagles

6th - Portsmouth Dauntless

6th - Loughborough N1

6th - Exeter N2

6th - Warwick N3

7th - Bath Spa

7th - London N1

7th - Southampton N2

7th - Stirling Red Squirrels

8th - York Clinova

8th - Oxford Brookes N2

8th - Southampton N3

9th - RVC N2

9th - Birmingham N3

10th - Plymotuh Pumas




11th - Durham Tigers

1st - Birmingham N4a

1st - Bristol

1st - Oxford Brookes

12th - Harper Adams N31

2nd - RVC N4

2nd - Aberdeen Stags

2nd - Warwick

13th - Nottingham N3

3rd - Winchester

3rd - Bucephalus

3rd - London

14th - Cardiff Blacks

4th - Portsmouth Ironduke

4th - Manchester

15th - Stirling Grey Squirrels

5th - Harper Adams N4

5th - Portsmouth Warrior


16th - Bath Spa N3

6th - Oxford Brookes N4

6th - Stirling

1st - Bristol

7th - Birmingham N4b

7th - Druids Unis

2nd - York


8th - Southampton N4

8th - Liverpool

1st - Winchester

9th - Kent Ospreys

9th - Whicah Way Do I Hold This Again


2nd - Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies

10th - Bath Spa N4

10th - UEA

1st - Jojos Mojo

3rd - Warwick

11th - Exeter N4

11th - St Andrews

2nd - TBC

4th - Polo D' Sufi

12th - UWE N4

12th - Aberdeen Leopards

3rd - Warwick/Notts

13th - Reading/Cambridge

4th - Oxford Brookes



14th - Brighton

5th - Warwick

1st - Norwick

1st - London

15th - UEA/Kent

2nd - Liverpool

2nd - Nottingham

3rd - Brighton

4th - London

4th - Exeter/UWE


Committee: Chairman, C.J.P. Betz Esq. (Development); P. Baker, Esq. (Universities), Mrs. C. Grayson (Senior Schools),

Mrs. L. Black (Child Protection/Welfare), Mrs. J.Phelps, (Junior Schools), T. Bell (Scotland),

N. Mercer, Esq. (Universities) ), L. Sandy-Renton (Brighton University), J. Kennedy, Esq. (Ireland):

SUPA Council Delegates: Mrs. G. Glimmerveen (Heathfield School), J. A. Sheppe, Esq. (Shrewsbury)

Mrs. Donna Stevens (Membership),Ms. L. Styler, (Administration)

Board of Trustees: J. Kennedy, Esq., D. Meacher, Esq., Hon. J. Douglas, C.J.P. Betz, Esq., Sec. Mrs. D. Stevens



Dear SUPA and SAPA Members and Supporters,
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    The Trustees and Stewards of SUPA, a polo charity


SUPA was established in 1991 to promote and develop polo within Schools and Universities around the UK; England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Acting as a central point of reference for advice, guidance and encouragement. SUPA is a registered charity (No 1150236) and organises tournaments, representative teams for both domestic and international events and seeks to distribute financial support as far as possible.

Health and Safety Bulletin:

2018 Helmet Regulations

All Member Institutions must insure that the latest HPA Regulation below will be strictly monitored from January 2018 and is clearly in the best interest of your players.  Any questions, please contact chairman@supa.org.uk   Please insure that these safety standard are applied at training sessions and all SUPA Sanctioned Events.  All Official Tournaments will be enforcing this standard. 

"From 01 January 2018, helmets must be type approved to the standard PAS015:2011 with CE mark (type approval must be performed by a UK headquartered Noted Body for Personal Protective Equipment), SNELL E2001, VG1 01.040 2014-12, or UTAC/CRITT 04/2015. 

Casablanca will be introducing a new helmet called the “NEU” which meets PAS015:2011 with a target launch date of 1st November.   La Martina are also bringing out a new helmet (no name released) and testing procedures are to be conducted at the end of September.  Falcon have decided not to certify their helmet.


Please note, there is a new standard, BSEN1384:2017 which has just been published.  Our policy is to follow the BHA helmet standards.

Click Here to View BHA Helmet Regulations

 List of approved helmets 29.08.17"


Horse Hire

SUPA endorses exclusively Pony Suppliers who are members of the APSPH [ see www.apsph-polo.org.uk ], SUPA only recommends the use of HPA Certified Polo Instructors, Coaches and their various HPA affiliations or associations. SUPA does encourage its members to utilise the HPA website when selecting a polo club or polo instructor (see www.hpa-polo.com ) before engaging or enrolling in polo courses, instruction or lessons of any kind.  

SUPA and its Institutional Members cannot be held responsible for your selection of ponies or vendors or the consequences related thereto. We strongly recommend you be diligent in the selection of horse hire vendors as this decision is your sole responsibility. We do however reserve the right to refuse the use of a horse which we believe to be a danger or not in the interest of the tournament or jeopardising the welfare of the pony or riders involved in the tournament.

All consequences and conditions relating to Pony Hire are the responsibility between the contracting hirer, institution, parent and/or player.  

Bulletin I: The 2017 annual Tri-Nations tournament was hosted by SUPA Ireland, played at Polo Wicklow and feature SUPA-Scotland, SUPA-England and SUPA-Ireland.  In 2018, Dr. Tom Branigan of RCSI is again Tournament Organiser and will be assisted by James Kennedy, SUPA Trustee and Steward.  In 2017 SUPA - England ran out winners in what is always a wonderful competition.  St Patrick's Day high jinx will kick-off in Dublin with the tournament on March.   Nigel Mercer will officiate at the 2018 event and may be contacted for further details, universities@supa.org.uk  

Bulletin II:  The 2018 International Test Series with the USA Intercollegiate All-Stars facing off against the SUPA Universities at Rugby in February.  

Thanks again to RJ Polo the Official Sponsor for SUPA throughout 2017 and again in 2018.  RJ will also support of the annual International Test Series with the SUPA British Universities playing the USA Intercollegiate All-Stars, which alternates annually between the 2 countries. The 2019 event will be held in either California or Arizona to follow the sun!  The date in January to be posted soon.  Come along and support SUPA. For more details contact: chairman@supa.org.uk