Sunday, 5th February started with beautiful blue skies and a crisp feel to the air. The day saw the return of the SUPA Junior Schools National Arena Championships, this year held at the stunning new venue of the Oxford Polo Academy. For the second time running the SUPA Tournament Committee had to cap entries, due to the popularity of the event.
23 teams representing over 13 schools were present. There was plenty of enthusiasm shown during the 37 chukkas. Play started promptly at 9.30am flowing smoothly throughout the day.
A fantastic addition to the day was the new Play Polo app available for all involved to download and use throughout the play. This app gives interactive tournament information enabling spectators, team managers and horse hirers at the event or anywhere in the world access to check the current chukka number, scores, and team progress. The results were also available immediately after the prize giving. A fantastic new asset at SUPA tournaments.
Wow, what a day filled with fantastic polo ! These young players ranging from 8-13 years of age are truly the future of the sport and its exciting to see their talent and passion shine through. Its great to know that the future of polo is in good hands!
Congratulations go out to all teams.