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Mar 10 2014

Six Goal Tour to Ghana

Four members from SAPA toured Ghana over the weekend of 25th November last year. The tour party was selected with a balance of youth and experience taking into account the member’s input into South African polo – be it in the form of pony lending or administration to the sport. The touring team was as follows: Andrew Gilson James Gardiner Lionel Foster Angus Williamson The weekend was a great success and enjoyed by all. Below is an extract of a letter submitted by Angus Williamson... More

Mar 10 2014

SA Tour to New Zealand

A twenty-three goal South African team played in New Zealand’s international day at the Kikiki Polo Club near Auckland. The team consisting of Tom de Bruin, Gareth Evans, Chris MacKenzie and Duncan Watson acquitted themselves exceptionally well against a strong New Zealand line up. Ably coached and managed by Selby Williamson, it was a repeat of 2013 with South Africa narrowly losing in the final seconds of the match. Chris MacKenzie had an outstanding game and was adjudicated “Man of the... More

Mar 10 2014

SA Tour to China

The South African team of Chris MacKenzie (5), Leroux Hendriks (5) and Gareth Evans (6) toured China to participate in the 2014 FIP World Snow Polo Cup. Sadly despite South Africa’s two previous years of success, the team failed to win a match in the round robin stages. It was the view by many in China, both officials and players, that the South African team was a competitive one and the team to beat. This was evident in the team’s warm up match against Canada which they won easily. The... More

Mar 10 2014

Ladies International

It is envisaged that a ladies International will be staged during SA Champs with the touring ladies team participating in a section for ladies on the Friday and Saturday. The touring team would play a South African ladies team on the Sunday of SA Champs as a curtain raiser to the final of the “A” section. The SAPA ladies representative is currently communicating with Zambia in the hope of inviting their national team to participate in this event.

Aug 26 2013

2013 BMW International Polo Series Report

Chile participated in the 2013 BMW International Polo Series which was won in the end by the touring team by only two goals. This was Chile's first victory in six attempts on South African soil. Chile and South Africa have an almost 40-year rivalry on the polo field; a fitting co-incidence in the same year that BMW South Africa celebrates its 40th anniversary. The South Americans have toured on five previous occasions and although they have beaten South Africa in Chile, they had never been... More