Important Updates to the NSWPA Calendar

Important Updates to the NSWPA Calendar 

Polo International - cancelled
The rain continues to fall around the state and has severely impacted the Hawkesbury clubs.  As such, the  decision has been made to cancel the Polo International which was scheduled to be played on Easter Saturday 16th April.  This will be the third year running we have had to cancel this event and we are very sorry for our Hawkesbury clubs who continue to take the hits.
Congratulations to the following players and we're disappointed not to see this contest next month.

Australia: Alec White 5 ©, Dirk Gould 5, Matt Grimes 5, Jake Daniels 5, Reserve Will Gilmore 
Rest of the World: Tom Brodie (5) UK, Gus Aguirre (4) Philippines, Tom Hunt (6) New Zealand, Patrick O’Dwyer (7) Argentina ©

Junior Polo Challenge - Postponed to the Spring
Sadly it has also impacted our Juniors who we were looking forward to watching at the City v Country game at Windsor prior to the International.  This too has now been cancelled for the third year and we are sorry for the players who were selected.  We will definitely play this game in the Spring at a NSWPA Tournament. Congratulations to players -
Country Team  Jack, Cody, Blake Grimes & Will Warner Reserves Tom and James Parry-Okeden
City Team Hamish, Archie, Anna Dowling and Ashley Glennie for City.  Reserves Toby Dowling. 

RAS Cancelled
The RAS polo games have also cancelled on the 14th & 15th April.

Junior Polo Championships - Postponed 
The Junior Polo Championships were scheduled over three days, 19-21 April and has now been postponed due to the situation in the Hawkesbury.  We will update all as soon as we have more information.

Countess of Dudley Cup - Relocated to Ellerston 7-10 April
We are fortunate that Ellerston were able to host the Countess of Dudley Cup next week so teams will travel back to Ellerston to play both 14g and 8g from the 7th - 10th April.  Keep your eye on the website for updated results and live streamed finals.  Thank you to Ellerston for your incredible support.

Gararangula Mulhall Memorial Trophy 14g and  8 goal Tournament

Both the 14 goal and 8 goal tournaments are in full swing at Garangula with some tight exciting matches.
To see a list of results to date, CLICK HERE  You can see a copy of the Teams List

On the finals day, Sunday April 3rd, Richard Walker will be inducted into the APF Hall of Fame.  There will be special presentation on the day and if you are an old friend of Richards, you are encouraged to come and support this very special occasion.

Garangula would like to remind everyone that Covid-19 is still prevalent in society, please do not come on the estate if you feel unwell. If you feel unwell during tournament, please isolate, test yourself and go home if you are positive.

For everyone’s safety we ask that you abide by NSW Health directives and be sensible with both yours and others wellbeing.

This applies to any NSWPA club for both players and spectators.  It is a Public Health Order that if you have COVID-19 you must stay home and isolate for 7 days.  If a household member has COVID,  you are to also stay home and isolate for 7 days.

The Art Gallery will be open to the public on Sunday 3rd April from 10am to 3pm. There will be a gate fee on this day, with all proceeds going to the Harden Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Millamolong Low Goal 

Millamolong will be running low goal tournaments over the next two weekends.  The club will be running practice chukkas as well as more formalised games. Players are invited to nominate individually or in teams and asked to contact Sinclair Stratton on 0429 455 319  Horse and camping facilities are available at Millamolong. 

Update from Windsor Polo Club

As you are all well aware, the Hawkesbury was subject to yet another significant flood in March 2022, one that was in fact a meter higher than that experienced in 2021.    This year the flood lingered longer, the natural water tables were completely saturated and the rain continues to fall with a further 50+ mls recorded at Richmond over this past weekend.  All this means that our grounds are simply unable to dry out and recover.   We had hopes that all would return to normal 4 weeks on, however this is far from the case, and with the temperatures cooling off and the days becoming shorter, the weather gods are just not in our favour at this point.

It is with regret that, due to the continued wet weather, Windsor Polo Club has made the decision to cancel the 2022 Polo International which was to be held on 16th April, along with the other tournaments that were to be run in conjunction with this event over the Easter Weekend.   Furthermore, the committee has decided to close the fields until the end of April in order to conduct the necessary remedial work required.

It was decided that protecting the integrity of our fields was top priority so that we can play on them again sooner rather than later. Our goal is to go ahead with the scheduled Morton Cup and NSW Club Championships in May.

We are also in discussion with other clubs to determine where we can offer chukkas to our members as some surrounding fields have not been as flood affected. Rest assured we are working on a solution.

It is our hope that we will kick off proceedings again for the month of May.

As a positive, many of our Windsor and Hawkesbury players now plan to travel and support the country tournaments this April.  It was always the intention, prior to the flooding, that a number of Windsor Members would support the country club tounrnaments, now instead of sending one team we may be able to send multiple teams exposing our less travelled members to the warm hospitality that these amazing clubs do provide.

We are incredibly disappointed with this outcome and trust you all understand our predicament.

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