Welcome to the new SUPA Website



Dear SUPA and SAPA Members and Supporters,

First off, don’t panic! The SUPA and SAPA Ltd experience is not changing but we are modifying our www.supa.org.uk website. This online platform will remain as it has always been: easy to use, read and understand. As part of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes, both SUPA and SAPA wanted to contact their members to reassure you of our policies. Your privacy and the protection of your data is our top priority, so with this in mind, we wanted to remind you of the following points:

  • The way we store your private data is completely protected and secured by White Cobalt, our webmaster
  • Neither SUPA nor SAPA Ltd sell your data or provide your date to third parties
  • We are committed to protecting your privacy and will inform you about any changes to the way we use, store and protect your personal data
  • Through your SUPA or SAPA subscription, you will continue to receive the your current and any new benefits we are able to develop with our donors
  • You don’t have to do anything. These changes will happen automatically as part of your subscription or usual contact with Section Managers, but should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us. If you wish to see the updated privacy policy, please contact us at membershipregistrar@supa.org.uk  Most importantly, thank you for your continued support.  Should you wish to delete your data merely activate the “unsubscribe “button.
    Kind Regards,
    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.

Insurance News
We have recently changed our Public Liability Insurer.  All SUPA (and SAPA) paid up members are automatically covered.  To see our new insurance details please visit the terms and conditions page on this website.

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