Senior Schools News


April 4, 2021

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

SUPA Bulletin #5

 

The future is looking bright for a 2021 Summer of SUPA and SAPA Polo!

Following a meeting of the Board of Trustees of SUPA, the charity announced the hopeful relaxation of its National activities due to the positive events surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19 yet concerns for our Member Institutions and players. The National University Championships are planned for August 6-8 but subject to Government Regulations. This is an update from previous March, June July and August Press Releases.

SUPA is adhering to the Guidelines set by the HM Government [for its operations in England Wales and Ireland], while observing the late March Statement from the HPA [see: https://hpa-polo.co.uk/download/Summer-Polo-Procedures.pdf] the polo governing body, and KBIS, our independent insurers. As a public non-profit charity and coordination with our Member Institutions, both the preservation of our sport and safety of member-players are paramount.

When we hopefully lift the current suspension of polo operations in August, SUPA Official Entry Fees will also be reduced to encourage our members. SUPA’s current website, www.supa.org.uk, may be used for membership registration to allow for pre-registration for our playing members to practice and resume lessons with full Insurance Benefits.

We are therefore inviting SUPA member-players to renew your SUPA membership from from mid-2021 on the old website which will be migrated to the new website soon. Members 18 and under years of age will need to included parent/school consent, as normal, as a personal responsibility and player’s choice. Contact membershipregistrar@supa.org.uk if needed.

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, the SUPA alumni association subsidiary, as well.

The Trustees will be re-drafting its 2021future fixtures and events as well as consulting in advance based on further information from www.gov.ukwww.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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Senior Schools Arena Championships - Sunday 1st March 2020 - Rugby Polo Club

Entries Closed - Friday 21st February





 
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Senior Schools National Arena Championships 3rd March 2019

The National Senior Schools Arena Championships were held on Sunday, 3rd March 2091 at Rugby Polo Club.  A huge thank you to Rugby Polo Club and all the SUPA volunteers for their hard work, without them it would be impossible to run such an event.  We had 38 teams playing over 2 arenas and although we started the day with a couple of lorries full of horses breaking down and horses turning up nearly 2 hours late we only over ran by 30 mins!  

Please see the link for the results  Senior Schools Arena Results 2019.docx



SENIOR SCHOOLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 17th JUNE 2018

SUPA National Senior Schools Championships Longdole June 2018 Results.docx


NATIONAL ARENA CHAMPIONSHIPS 22nd & 29th  APRIL 2018

A huge thank you to Longdole for hosting the re scheduled Senior School Arena Championships over the last two weekends.

Please click on the link below to see the results

SUPA National Senior Schools Arena Championships Results 2018.docx

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


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.