Universities

Universities polo with SUPA

What we do

SUPA for Universities

Welcome to the Universities Section.

From total beginners through to handicapped players, we welcome University and College players of all abilities from all over the UK to compete at two National Championships held each year (as well as smaller friendly fixtures in-between).

The Winter National Arena Championships are held in February at Rugby Polo Club, spread over 4 days in 2 arenas.

The Summer National Championships are held in June at Offchurch Bury Polo Club, spread over 4 days and across 2 grass pitches.  With over 400 players and as many as 50 chukkas a day on each pitch, the scale of the event is awe inspiring.

Despite the size of these events, they maintain a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for players and spectators alike, with long standing friendships forged both on and off the pitch.

The themed players party organised by the venue on the Saturday night, are also known to be legendary!

Working alongside the HPA Youth Development Committee, we have a keen eye out for emerging talent and players of merit, awarding a Most Valuable Player award at every National Championship.

Additionally, at our National Championships we host exhibition matches to showcase high level polo, often welcoming international teams to play against our most talented players.

We regularly send teams to play in international matches abroad. Past international exhibition match opportunities include playing against the United States of America, France, India, China, Pakistan and Ireland to name a few.

You do not need to own a pony to be a part of the SUPA family, indeed most of our university players hire horses for our events.  There are plenty of Polo Schools with brilliant coaches and lovely horses who will teach you and hire a pony to you so that you can compete.  To find your nearest affiliated club, HPA school/Academy visit the HPA website.

If your university/college does not have a polo club, or if you have not played before university, you can still join SUPA and play within our combined divisions.

Interested in starting up a Polo Club at University? please do contact us for advice.

The Universities Section Manager is Nigel Mercer, please see our contact page should you need to get in touch.

Nigel has been the Section Manager for Universities for the last 10 years and is now our Chairman too.

Nigel has ridden all his life and played polo at Rugby Polo Club for the last 23 years.

Nigel is assisted by Luke Sandys-Renton who played at SUPA events as a student, founding the University of Brighton Polo Club, before becoming the SUPA University Representative.

After graduating, Luke became the SUPA Communications Manager, utilising his experience to interact with our members and enact positive change to help develop SUPA for the future.

 

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Polo playing Universities

Aberdeen University
Aberystwyth University
Bath Spa University
Birmingham City University
Contact: Emma Hartles
Bournemouth University
Contact: Jasmine Baker
Brooksby Melton College
Cambridge University
Contact: Ioan-Gabriel Alexandru
Cardiff University
Contact: Millie Turner
City of Edinburgh Universities Officer Training Corps
Coventry University
Defence Academy
Contact: Monty Youngs
Durham University
Contact: Xavier Osei
Edinburgh University
Contact: Fleur Scemama
ESCP Business School
Exeter University
Contact: Zac Campbell-Breeden
Falmouth University
Glasgow University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Harper Adams University
Contact: Tirion Lloyd
Hartpury University
Contact: Celine Gerard
Heriot-Watt University
Imperial College London
Contact: Dominik Nakoneczny
King’s College London
Contact: Zayd Sharif
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett
London School of Economics and Political Science
Contact: Cathy Zhou
Loughborough
Contact: Emma Killin
Manchester Metropolitan University
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Newcastle University
Contact: Amelia Spicer
Norland College
Oxford Brookes University
Contact: Caitlin Willis-Ponsford
Oxford OTC
Contact: Milly Till
Oxford Univeristy Officer's Training Corps
Queen Mary University of London
Regent's University London
Contact: Doris Cecilia Chavez
Royal Agricultural University
Contact: Edward Johnston
Royal Holloway, University of London
Contact: Rosie Tiverton Brown
Royal Miltary Academy Sandhurst
SAPA
Contact: Nigel Mercer
SOAS
SRUC
The London Interdisciplinary School
The Open University
The Royal Veterinary College
Contact: Izzi Summer
The University of Birmingham
Contact: Elliott Rowe
The University of Sheffield
Contact: Greg Unwin
The University of St Andrews
Contact: Neamh Unwin
Uni of Westminster
University Centre Reaseheath
University College Dublin
Contact: Zoe Day
University College London
University of Bath
Contact: Varvara Kot
University of Brighton
Contact: Emy Grolier
University of Bristol
Contact: Ryan Searle
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Lancashire
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
Contact: Beth Roch
University of Essex
Contact: Sian Vann
University of Glasgow
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
University of Hull
University of Kent
Contact: Archie Dunn
University of Leeds
Contact: Natasha Groome
University of Leicester
Contact: Jessie Smart
University of Liverpool
Contact: Natasha Poulter
University of Manchester
Contact: Madeleine Tomlin
University Of Monaco
University of Nottingham
Contact: Molly Edwards
University of Oxford
Contact: Melissa Guckenberger
University of Plymouth
Contact: Kasper Mason-Phelps
University of Portsmouth
Contact: Liam Dennis
University of Reading
Contact: Jai H Parmar
University of Roehampton London
University of Southampton
Contact: Francine Kay
University of Stirling
Contact: Stirling Polo Club
University of Surrey
Contact: Rosie Sharpe
University of Sussex
University Of Sydney
Contact: Kunwar Abhay Singh
University of Warwick
Contact: Lara Murphy
University of West of England (UWE)
Contact: Alice Willumsen
University of Westminster
University of Winchester
University of York
Contact: Kate Mighell
Warwickshire College
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