One of South Africa’s most prestigious equestrian fixtures on the annual sporting and social calendar is officially returning!
The International Polo, proudly sponsored by Nedbank returns to Inanda Polo Club on Saturday, 2 April 2022.
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"After almost two very difficult years due to the global pandemic, we are elated to be partnering with the SA Polo Association again to create a premium experience for our stakeholders and broader Nedbank community. The polo has continuously proven its sophistication, which we believe is the perfect partnership for us,”
says Nedbank Group Executive: Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Khensani Nobanda.
The highly anticipated sporting fixture is the longest-running polo test match with a history spanning over 30 years. In what promises to be a thrilling polo encounter, England, who have not played in this International for 32 years, will be taking on South Africa.
To ensure the heritage and magnificent offering of the polo is brought to life – a combination of elegance, premium hospitality, world-class entertainment and global sporting excellence will be at the forefront of this prestigious equestrian event. The day promises an exhilarating and action-packed polo match and guests are expected to put their best fashion foot forward. Nedbank and the SA Polo Association are proud to announce that Stella Artois as well as US Polo ASSN will be joining as the new valued partners to the 2022 Nedbank International Polo event.
“On behalf of the South African Polo Association, I look forward to welcoming the touring polo team from England. Having not played against England for this International in 32 years, I have no doubt that the Nedbank International Polo match, to be played on 2 April at Inanda, will further cement our sporting relationship,”
said Nigel Pilling President of the SAPA.
The fact that polo seasons in both countries take place over the same months, and that players of this standard are in high demand from patrons, explains why there haven’t been more frequent tours between South Africa and England. Spectators are in for a treat as the two sides will be evenly matched on handicap.
This year the Nedbank International Polo will adhere to strict COVID protocols and welcome 2000 spectators and 250 guests in the VIP lounge. Attendees without an ID and valid vaccination card will not be granted access to the grounds.
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