THE ASAHI BRITISH BEACH POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
The Asahi British Beach Polo Championships is due to return to Sandbanks on the 10th and 11th July 2015. Now in its 8th year, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.
Arena polo is a high adrenaline game, and when played on a stunning Blue Flag beach brings out the very best from the players, ponies and guests. Unlike grass polo, arena polo is played within a smaller area with 3 rather than 4 players per team. The games are always very physical as the players are in close proximity to each other. Arena polo is a great spectator sport as the fans are so close to the action at all times.
Ricky Cooper – team captain for the Clogau Wales Polo Team says “It will be a huge honour for the Clogau Wales Polo Team to return to the British Beach Polo Championships in Sandbanks as reigning champions. To win in last year’s final against Scotland, was the highlight of our season. The tournament itself is one not to miss and has become a social event of the British Summer. We literally can’t wait.”
The ever popular Beach Volleyball will return again for 2015, this year hosted by Revo and Barnabys, The REVOlution Sandslam promises to deliver top class beach volleyball on both days to entertain the large crowds.
Once the sun goes down, the legendary beach parties begin. Due to the success of previous years Coco Loco will be hosting both nights, bringing in top DJs from around the UK. Guests will party into the early hours with DJ EZ headlining on Friday.
Jack Kidd, professional polo player says; “Top polo players are keen to return to Sandbanks to play incredibly competitive polo in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. The setting is spectacular and I can’t wait for July!”
Whether visitors are dining in the waterfront Sandpolo Hospitality marquee, enjoying the exclusive VIP experience, soaking up the atmosphere with General Admission tickets, or just choosing to sit outside the fence on the purpose built beach viewing area, it is a chance for polo, beach volleyball and the Jurassic English coast to show off its attributes.
Johnny Wheeler, director of Sandpolo says; “We are delighted to be returning to Sandbanks again. Each year the event gets more popular and introduces more people to the exciting game of polo. The regular polo crowd love the atmosphere at Sandbanks, and of course our parties are the talking point on the polo circuit.”