Senior Schools News




NATIONAL ARENA CHAMPIONSHIPS - UPDATE

We were all very disappointed that we could not hold the tournament on Sunday.  We have been working very hard to find a venue that can host us.

Longdole have very kindly offered to host us - but due to our numbers we will need to run on two Sundays.  We are unable to run the Nationals before the Easter Holidays due to this coming weekend being Exeat for many and the following weekend being the Girls Schools Nationals at Zacara (if you would like more information please contact Gill Glimmerveen ladies@supa.org.uk) 

We propose to run the Open - Divisions 1 & 2, Intermediate Divisions 1 & 2  on Sunday, 22nd April and Intermediate Divisions 3 & 4, Novice & Beginners Divisions 1 & 2 on Sunday, 29th April.  

Thank you very much for all your patience whilst we have been trying to resolve this



IMPORTANT - HELMET REGULATIONS 2018

25TH JANUARY 2018 - UPDATE FROM THE HPA REGARDING HELMETS/HATS

As you are aware the HPA have introduced the minimum standard for polo helmets they must be type approved to at least one of the standards PAS015:2011 with CE mark, SNELL E2001, VG1 01.040 2014-12, or UTAC/CRITT 04/2015.

PAS015:1998 is the previous version of PAS015:2011.

Due to extended lead times retailers often carried high stocks of helmets and therefore there are still helmets available that are labelled PAS015:1998.

The HPA will allow the use of helmets that are labelled PAS015:1998


PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 SUPA WILL BE ENFORCING THE HPA RULING ON HELMETS www.hpa-polo.co.uk/2018-helmet-regulations/  YOUR INSURANCE WILL BE INVALID AND YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO PLAY IN ANY SUPA TOURNAMENTS IF YOUR HAT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA

BELOW ARE THE REQUIRED HAT STANDARDS 

Manufacturer Model Standard
Charles Owen Palermo Polo PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen Polo Edition PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen Young Rider Polo PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Armis Armis PAS015:2011, ASTM(Pending),VG1 01.040-2014 and Certified with MIPS
GPA Speed Air / Polo X2 UTAC/CRITT 04/2015 andVG1 01.040-2014
Instinct Polo TBC PAS015:2011



FUTURE TOURNAMENT DATES

Sunday, 4th March - Arena Tournament - Ruby Polo Club
Sunday 17th June - Grass Tournament - venue tbc


SUPA v Kirtlington Park Polo Club - Stephen Towler Trophy - Saturday, 3rd June 2017

The following players were selected to repesent SUPA in the Stephen Towler Trophy on Saturday, 3rd June:-

Monty Swaine-Grainger - Cheltenham College
Tamara Gibbons - Cheltenham Ladies College
Benjie Bradshaw - Rugby School
Billy Hawkins-Byass - Stowe

The SUPA Team and Kirtlington Park Polo Team played to an exceptionally high standard, a very tight match which could have gone either way.  The final result Kirtlington 5 - SUPA 4.

SUPA SENIOR SCHOOLS NATIONAL ARENA CHAMPIONSHIPS - SUNDAY, 5TH MARCH 2017 - RUGBY POLO CLUB

The largest ever Senior Schools National Arena Championships are took place on Sunday, 5th March at Rugby Polo Club.  Congratulations to all those that participated. 

SUPA v Kirtlington Park Polo Club - Stephen Towler Trophy

The following players represented SUPA in the Stephen Towler Tournament at Kirtlington on Saturday, 16th July 2016.

Tom Townsend - Langley
Will Penfold - Millfield
Charlie Cadogan - Harrow
Nell Macaire - Marlborough

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Senior Schools National Championships

 

The National Senior Schools Championships were held at Kirtlington Park Polo Club on Sunday, 19th June.  Our Sponsors RJ Polo and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers was present.  Mr Charles Barclay the Prime Warden from the Worshipful Company of Saddlers presented the prizes.

Open

 1st Stowe, 2nd Radley

Intermediate

 1st St George’s, 2nd Marlborough White, 3rd, Stowe Blue, 4th Marlborough Navy, 5th Cheltenham College, 6th Heathfield

Novice

 1st Shrewsbury A, 2nd Bloxham, 3rd Stowe Yellow, 4th St Barts

Beginners

 1st Shrewsbury B, 2nd Bradfield, 3rd Stowe

Combined
1st Pangbourne Combined, 2nd Rugby Combined

 Most Valuable Player Jamie Grayson – Stowe School

Most Promising Player Louis Heard – Abingdon School

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Arena News:-

Thank you very much to all the Senior Schools who entered out National Senior Schools Arena Championships held at Rugby Polo Club on Sunday, 6th March 2016.

 

There was an excellent standard of polo played and the future for polo in England is looking very bright.

 

A huge thank you to RJ Polo for sponsoring us and the APSPH for awarding the best playing polo pony award to Florencia owned by David Ashby.

 

The results are as follows:-

 

SUPA National Senior Schools Arena Championships

6th March 2016

Results

 

 

1st

 

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

 

Open

 

Milfield Red

Stowe A

Harrow

Wellington A

Langley

Radley

Millfield Blue

Rugby

Upper Intermediate

 

Langley

Harrow

Marlborough Navy

Stowe B

Stowe Blue

Tudor Hall

 

 

Lower

Intermediate

 

Wellington B

Rugby B

Stowe Yellow

St Barts

 

 

 

 

Novice

 

 

Langley

Shrewbury A

Shrewsbury B

Stowe C

Rugby C

Wellington

 

 

Combined

 

 

Pangbourne

Marlborough/Akeley Wood

SUPA

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Schools Trophy awarded to: Millfield Red

Most Promising Player in the Outdoor Arena: Will Penfold (Millfield Red)

Most Promising Player in the indoor Arena: Timi Badiru (Langley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Note:  Thanks to Polistas for supporting the 2015 International Test Series.  Since 2010, this Test Match Series, sponsored by Polistas, has attracted acclaim in the USA and is a very popular event in the SUPA University fixture.  The series was won in 2015 by SUPA in California and the US I/I at Rugby in 2014.    The USA are always very keen, and SUPA equally competitive in this "special" polo relationship.

The 2016 International Test Series with the USA Intercollegiate All-Stars facing off against the SUPA Universities will be held at Rugby Polo Club from the 11th-14th February.  Please do come and watch.