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