Midlands International Polo

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For more information on Nedbank International Polo, please contact the SA Polo Association:

Bridget Macduff

031 303 3903

083 280 8448

MATCH REPORT - MIDLANDS INTERNATIONAL POLO 2018

Record crowds were drawn to Lions River on Sunday 6 May 2018 to watch the inaugural Midlands International Polo against India. The support of this crowd, and the beauty of the autumnal Midlands, helped to inspire the South African team to a convincing win of 12 - 5½.

Martin Watson, playing in the pivotal No 3 position, set the ball rolling with a goal in the first minute of the game. Another from Watson followed in the second chukka as well as one from Captain Tom de Bruin, offset by the Indian team's first goal. The third chukka saw a hattrick of goals from Mike Osborn which gave South Africa a comfortable lead at halftime of 7 - 2½. The Indian team battled valiantly in the second half with goals coming from their Captain Ravi Rathore and Gaurav Singh but the opposing team also gave away a few penalties.

Col Rathore was generous in his praise of the South Africans afterwards remarking on their astute teamwork in passing the ball and said his team had been more than happy with the quality of the ponies that had been lent to them by local players. Man-of-the-Match, adjudicated by previous South African player and past President of the SA Polo Association, Mr Mike Rattray, was awarded to Mike Osborn. The Best Playing Pony prizes were awarded to “Wyzoo” owned by Rory Bryden and ridden by Colonel Ravi Rathore as well as “Clyde” owned by Ben Crowe and ridden by Siddhant Sharma.

The main curtain raiser was a thrilling match between Michaelhouse and Hilton teams consisting of old boys from these two schools. Having not led throughout the match Michaelhouse caught up to their age-old rivals in the last chukka and in the dying minute scored the winning goal to edge Hilton out 9-8. Have a look at our results page to see the full set of match results from the day.

The South African Polo Association is enormously grateful for the support of the event sponsors Grindrod Bank, Jonsson Workwear and SMG Jaguar Land Rover Pietermaritzburg. The event would not have been possible without the committment and assistance of the Lions River Polo Club, fellow polo players who hosted the touring team, pony lenders and all the spectators who came out in their numbers to support the day!

We look forward to hosting this event again in 2019 and will provide details of dates & tickets towards the end of this year. Please note the below ticketing information refers to the 2018 event.

2018 Midlands International - Indian Team

  1. Padmanabh Singh (2)
  2. Gaurav Sahgal (4)
  3. Col Ravi Rathore (5) - Captain
  4. Siddhant Sharma (3)

Reserve: Salim Azmi (3)
National Coach: Uday Kalaan (3)

2018 Midlands International - South African Team
 

  1. Tysen O'Sullivan (2)
  2. Michael Osborn (4)
  3. Martin Watson (2)
  4. Tom de Bruin (7) - Captain

Reserve: Cameron Chubb (2)

2018 Tickets

PICNIC TICKETS

PICNIC SITE: R2 300 for 10 people
R230 per person - Kids U/12 are free
ENTRANCE: GATE 1

This will give you a 5m x 4m picket fenced area on the side of the field close to the action. You will get 10 tickets, 10 white plastic chairs and 1 trestle table. You are welcome to bring your own gazebo, food & drinks but we will have a few jumping castles for kids, a public caterer (Simply Yum), public bar (Artisan Bars, Gin Tin & Poison City Breweries), public coffee (City Roast) & an ice cream van (Freddo) setup on the General Admission side of the field

TO BOOK:
bridget@sapolo.co.za
sarahjane@sapolo.co.za

GENERAL ADMISSION

GENERAL ADMISSION: R200 per car
Kids U/12 are free
ENTRANCE: GATE 3


Entry on the day will only cost R200 per car so gather up as many friends and family as you can and come and join us on the day. These tickets can only be purchased at the gates on the day. You are welcome to bring your own gazebo, food & drinks but we will have a few jumping castles for kids, a public caterer (Simply Yum), public bar (Artisan Bars, Gin Tin & Poison City Breweries), public coffee (City Roast) & an ice cream van (Freddo) setup on the General Admission side of the field

Program of Events

09h00 Gates Open to Public
10h00 - 11h00 Elands vs Bushbucks Kids Polo Match
11h00 - 12h00 Ngunis vs Ankoles Polo Match
12h00 - 13h00 Hilton College vs Michaelhouse Polo Match
13h20 National Anthems
13h30 - 15h00 South Africa vs India
15h00 Prize-Giving
15h30 - 19h00 Live Band

Midlands International Polo Site Plan

Directions to Lions River Polo Club / GPS Co-ordinates

29°28'07"S, 30°07'26"E

 

Nedbank International Polo

Contact Us

For more information on Nedbank International Polo, please contact the SA Polo Association:

Bridget Macduff

031 303 3903

083 280 8448

Nedbank International Polo 2018

Saturday 15 September | Inanda Club, Sandton | South Africa vs Australia

The South African Polo Association is excited to announce that Nedbank is the new title sponsor for this year’s International Polo. Nedbank is a fantastic brand partner and we are looking forward to hosting THE biggest International Polo event in South Africa in September this year. The Association is also proud to have Heineken as the Official Beer Partner.

There have been two major changes this year which are detailed as below:

  • The date has changed to SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
  • The venue has changed to the INANDA CLUB, SANDTON

We look forward to hosting Australia who have accepted our invitation to send a team to play against South Africa in what is always a hotly contested sporting rivalry enjoyed by all. Australia are no strangers to South Africa having toured 5 times previously in 1975, 1994, 1999, 2003 and 2011 for this International. The visitors have won three out of these five Tests so South Africa will be very keen to even the scores with a local win this year!

Please see below for ticketing information. Further details will be added in due course.

Picnic Sites

West Bank Picnic Sites

The West Bank Picnic Sites will be placed on top of the sand exercise track that runs in front of the buildings on the clubhouse side of the field. The sand track will be covered in boarded planks which will be flush with the ground (not raised)

West Bank VIP Picnic Sites

  • On top of interlocking flooring (flush with the ground) located close to the centre line
  • R8 700 (including VAT) per site of 10 people

West Bank Picnic Sites

  • On top of interlocking flooring (flush with the ground) on either side of the West Bank VIP Picnic Sites
  • R5 100 (including VAT) per site of 10 people

East Bank Picnic Sites

The East Bank Picnic Sites will be placed on the grass on the opposite side of the field to the clubhouse buildings. These sites will not have any flooring

East Bank VIP Picnic Sites

  • These will be on grass located close to the centre line
  • R7 700 (including VAT) per site of 10 people

East Bank Picnic Sites

  • These will be on grass on the one side of the East Bank VIP Picnic Sites
  • R4 900 (including VAT) per site of 10 people

How To Book Picnic Sites

Each Picnic Site Includes

  • 4m x 4m white picket fenced area
  • 10 x picnic wristbands
  • 10 x white plastic chairs
  • 1 x trestle table
  • 1 x canvas umbrella
  • West Bank Picnic Sites will have black interlocking flooring

Important Information

  • Food: All catering and related costs | hiring | staff has to be arranged through By Word of Mouth. No other F&B provider is permitted to work on site at the event. Please let Vicky know if you would like to look at the picnic hamper options from By Word of Mouth and she can put you in touch with them. You are permitted to bring in your own food providing it is contained within soft | collapsible cooler boxes (new legislation prohibits the use of hard cooler boxes at events)
  • Bar: Nobody is allowed to bring in their own alcohol on the day. All alcohol & other beverages as well as related costs | hiring | bars | staff needs to be arranged through By Word of Mouth. No other F&B provider is permitted to work on site at the event
  • Parking: There is no parking at the Inanda Club and we strongly urge all spectators to utilize Uber or another taxi service on the day
  • Wristbands: These will be issued closer to the time once payment in full has been received
  • Extra Tickets: You can buy individual tickets at a per head price over and above the 10 tickets that comes with each site (up to a maximum of 15 in each site). Please note however that each site is ideally suited for 10 people so anything over and above this will make the site squashed
  • Time: Gates will open at 10h00. Please keep an eye on this website for a detailed programme of events in due course

General Admission

General Admission Tickets

A limited number of these are now available for purchase at R150 per person (children U/12 are free) through Webtickets. These tickets will give you access to the grounds and there will be an allocated area on the East Bank where the public can sit.

How To Book Tickets

Go to http://www.webtickets.co.za

Ticket Includes

Access to the grounds

Important Information

  • Food: You are permitted to bring in your own food providing it is contained within soft | collapsible cooler boxes (new legislation prohibits the use of hard cooler boxes at events). We will also have a public caterer selling food on the day
  • Bar: Nobody is allowed to bring in their own alcohol or glasses on the day. All alcohol & other beverages will need to be purchased from the appointed Public Bar at the event
  • Parking: There is no parking at the Inanda Club and we strongly urge all spectators to utilize Uber or another taxi service on the day
  • Time: Gates will open at 10h00. Please keep an eye on this website for a detailed programme of events in due course

Corporate Hospitality

Corporate Hospitality Areas

A limited number of areas for private corporate hospitality are available to book for 100 | 150 pax and upwards

How To Book Hospitality Space

Important Information

  • Food: All catering and related costs | hiring | staff has to be arranged through By Word of Mouth. No other F&B provider is permitted to work on site at the event
  • Bar: Nobody is allowed to bring in their own alcohol on the day. All alcohol & other beverages as well as related costs | hiring | bars | staff needs to be arranged through By Word of Mouth. No other F&B provider is permitted to work on site at the event
  • Time: Gates will open at 10h00. Please keep an eye on this website for a detailed programme of events in due course

Directions to Inanda / GPS Co-ordinates

26°07’05.02”S, 28°03’21.64”E