Cirencester Park Polo Club host to the first leg of the 2016 Women In Polo Tournament
Press release of Assistant Polo Manager ,
For the quintessential English polo experience, Cirencester Park Polo Club is the supreme venue. Established in 1894, amid 3000 acres of parkland and woodland on one of the country’s most beautiful parks, Cirencester offers the highest level of polo whilst retaining the charm of a delightfully relaxed country polo club. Cirencester has a vibrant social scene with many parties throughout the season.
Operating from the very heart of Cirencester Park Polo Club at Ewe Pens stables, Cirencester Polo Academy offers the ultimate environment to master the magnificent sport of polo. Nurtured by our qualified, professional coaches and inspired by the surrounding competitive polo, the journey to realising your ambitions begins here.
Our polo academy offers a range of lessons, training days, instructional chukkas, low goal tournaments and corporate events in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, benefitting from world-class facilities in an incomparable setting.
The Club, which now has a playing membership of well over 100, has ten match grounds – Ivy Lodge, Paddington, Meadows, Sweethills, Coombe Farm, Savannah, Soushi, Upper Field, these last four new since 2008, two grounds at Aston Down and a practice ground at Jackbarrow on the Miserden Estate. Other Polo Club facilities at the grounds consist of a Clubhouse with bar and restaurant, changing rooms as well as grandstands within the members enclosure at the Ivy Lodge ground and smaller stands on the Meadows and Peddington grounds. Aston Down is irrigated with a grandstand and bar/tea tent. One side of each ground is reserved for members’ car parking. At the Ivy Lodge and Meadow grounds this is between the two grounds, providing easy access to the pony lines, where dozens of ponies are tended to by their grooms.
Over 380 games are played at Cirencester between April and September.
We were delighted to host the first Women In Polo UK Tournament at Cirencester on May 14-15 . Six teams of 8 – 12 Goal teams (Ladies Handicaps) made the journey from all over the country to The Cotswolds to compete.
Two Round Robins on Saturday morning provided the fairest way to achieve two finalists from the six teams for the Sunday.
Aesthetics, Seriously Cool Events and Foxcote battled it out first, with Foxcote coming out on top and Seriously Cool Events second. New Forest Decibels were firing on all cilinders from the off and comfortably won all their league stage to meet Foxcote in the final, with Fyfield Flyers coming second in that league to meet Seriously Cool Events in the subsidiary.
New Forest Decibels were a force to be reckoned with in the final and had a strong hold over Foxcote from the start with a final score of 6 – 1 to the Decibels.
Hazel Jackson captained the team particularly well and was subsequently awarded Most Valuable Player for the tournament. Tamara Fox from the Foxcote team picked up the Best Playing Pony prize for her grey mare Puzzle and Lolly Stanhope-White from Fyfield Flyers was awarded the Most Improved Player of the tournament.