Department of Sport

Winter Nationals results in more championships for UoN Polo

 
UoN Polo

On Thursday 10th February, forty members of the University of Nottingham Polo Club descended on Rugby Polo Club for the SUPA (Schools and Universities Polo Association) Winter Nationals. Competing all the way through until Sunday the 14th, the four days of intense action saw thirteen #GreenandGold teams play a total of 52 chukkas, or 390 minutes of polo.

In a feat not to be underestimated, the university's top two teams both placed first in their divisions (Upper Intermediate and Novice 1), whilst the alumni and Novice combined teams for the university also claimed a first place finish - securing four top rankings for Nottingham teams. All of the University of Nottingham teams performed exceptionally well, and the Polo club have named Raf Redmond, Flo Golder, Tilly Holmes and Jess Crichard as their most valuable players from the weekend's play. These players showed outstanding playing ability throughout, as well as great sportmanship within their divisions.

Following the event, the Polo committee stated that "we are very proud of how everyone performed over the weekend, once again claiming us the title of national champions in three divisions. The hard work and dedication of our members in both the leadup to the tournament, and whilst there must not be underestimated, as all the hours of training was converted into real results. Not only this, but our team sprit was impeccable throughout the weekend, with everyone turning up to support each other when playing."

Congratulations to everyone who attended the event and represented the university so well throughout. You can find out more about the University of Nottingham Polo club here by following them on social media

 

The final placings for University of Nottingham from the SUPA Winter Nationals are as follows:

Upper Intermediate - 1st

Novice 1 - 1st

Alumni – 1st

Beginner 3 – 2nd

Novice combined (with Cambridge) – 1st

Novice combined (with Warwick) – 2nd

Beginner combined (with Cardiff) – 2nd

Novice 4a – 5th

Beginner 4a – 7th

Median – 7th

Novice 2 – 8th

Beginner 4b – 9th

Novice 4b – 10th

 


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Posted on Saturday 5th March 2022

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