The Australian Beach Polo Association Limited is pleased to announce the flourishing international sport of Beach Polo will return to Australian shores on 18 February 2017, to the white sands of Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach, against the cerulean backdrop of St Vincent Gulf.
Presented by ‘Pol Roger’ Champagne, the project will be managed by Polo Events Australia Pty Limited (PEA). Janek Gazecki, who directed the introduction of Beach Polo to Australia in 2010, was in charge of producing the acclaimed Paspaley Beach Polo in 2010 and Broome Beach Polo in 2011, and founded the Australian Beach Polo Association Limited.
During a hiatus from the sport of Beach Polo over the past five years, Janek has been busy developing Urban Polo, which enters its eleventh year in 2016, into what is now the largest and most successful polo series in the world. Urban Polo events include the national ‘Polo in the City’ and ‘Polo by the Sea’ series. Says Geoff Gourley, Director at the Australian Beach Polo Association Limited
“This new and exciting venue will allow the resumption of this unique sport in this country, and integrate Australia into the growing prestigious international Beach Polo calendar, which includes exotic and prime locations such as Miami (USA), Goa (India), Ibiza (Spain) and Poole (UK), Rovinj (Croatia) to name a few.
We are also excited about the opportunity to work closely with Holdfast Bay Council, and use the event as a platform to promote state, national and international tourism to the region, and support local business.”
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor, Stephen Patterson said this first for South Australia would shine a national spotlight on Glenelg as Adelaide’s premier seaside destination for large-scale events.
“We welcome this opportunity to add an exhilarating day of Beach Polo to Holdfast Bay’s exciting summer events calendar, and we’re sure that the opportunity to see Australia’s elite polo players and their horses in action on beautiful Glenelg Beach will see a summertime surge in visitor numbers,” he said.
Pol Roger Beach Polo will be jointly administered by the Australian Beach Polo Association Limited and Urban Polo Association Limited. Positions for international polo players are available, as are hospitality options for international guests. Please direct all inquiries to [email protected]
Australian Beach Polo Association Limited, Unit 4005, 343 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000