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Visa Changes affecting Polo

It has been a controversial start to the year for the game of polo with the Home Office introducing new immigration rules for grooms and players for the 2017 English Polo Season. 

Restrictions on visas for both polo players and grooms were first announced by the Home Office in October of last Year.

The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) quickly got involved as they felt the changes were detrimental to the sport. The HPA requested a Judical Review of the Home Office proposals and stated that the new visa laws would affect around 800 summer migrant grooms, vital for the survival of polo.

The Home Office reached a compromise with the HPA on 27th January 2017. The outcome was 500 grooms being permitted to work here on visas during the 2017 English Season. These will be eligible to work for either UK or EU players or for non-EEA 4 goal or above players, who are contracted to play in medium or high goal teams.

This means polo below 15 goals team aggregate will not have the benefit of Argentine grooms or players. Understandably, the bulk of HPA Members, who play more modest polo are furious.The Home Office’s cap of 500 visas was a blow to English polo and the HPA are seeking further legal advice.

If the number of low goal players are reduced, there will be no rising stars to enter the medium and high level. We wait to hear more news with our fingers crossed and hope it’s better news than of late.

At Cambridge County Polo we are lucky. With University and Club Members playing arena polo in the winter, we can offer year round employment to English Grooms, which most other clubs and players cannot. Also some of us can rely on Argentine players with EU passports to boost our teams, but with Brexit approaching, how long will this last?

How we ask, are other clubs coping?

Timba Cup 2016

 

Greenheath Tournament 12th June 2016

Please find below the draw for Sunday 12th. Games will commence at a slighter earlier time of 10.45am on Ground number one. We thank Thomas Clayton and Sophie Hughes for their sponsorship this weekend and also a very happy birthday to both Thomas and Belinda Schofield.

10.45   Gally's Farm v Iceni, Umpire pony from Gally's Farm

12.00 Mansfield v Vicarage Farm, Umpire from Mansfield

13.15  Pink Gins v Silver Leys, Umpire from Silver Leys

14.30 Innventure v High Summer, Umpire from Innventure

15.30 Abbot Hall v Lambourne, Umpire from Lambourne

16.45  Fabio's Fillies v CCPC, Umpire from Fabio's fillies

Have fun!

The management 

Greenheath Tournament 2016

 

Greenheath Tournament 11th/12th June 2016

Start times for both days will be 11am

 

Saturdays Draw

 

11am- ABBOTS HALL  V  GALLY'S FARM  

12.15pm-  PINK GINS  V  INNVENTURE

13.30pm- HIGH SUMMER  V  SILVER LEYS

14.45pm- CCPC  V  MANSFIELD ADVISORS

1600pm- ICENI  V  LAMBOURNE

17.15pm- FABIO'S LADIES  V  VICARAGE FARM

The May Cup 2016

CCPC thank all that made such a wonderful weekend’s polo come together. The May Cup was played in great spirits by all with the Mansfield team winning the 2  goal section just beating Gally’s Farm (next time Manuel!)and Innventure polo team traveling from Silver Leys Polo Club beating Happy Hogs in the final of the 0 goal section. In the third tier section CCPC team of Sam Outridge, Laura Schmuiloff, Annie Gibbons and Giles Boothman triumphed against the Cambridge University team of Theo Wethered, Suki Whitehouse, Hubert Buiatti and Tripurdaman Singh in a very close game which has helped CUPC make their selection for the forth coming Varsity match against Oxford on the 4th June.

The next tournament to be held at CCPC will be the Hyde Pacific Cup on the 28/29th May, book early if you would like to play!

 

   

The 2016 Frolic Cup

 

 

 

Tournament Fixtures 2016

Hello All

Please find on our wesite under Fixtures all our tournament dates for this coming 2016 grass season. In addition to the listed tournaments we will be hosting a Victor Ludorum tournament called the Cavendish Cup which will take place from the 19th July through to a final being played 24th July and will be a 6 goal tournament. 

 

HRH Prince William

It is with a big thank you from Cambridge County Polo Club to Audi and their exquisite team along with club members and staff that such a wonderful day was held here on Friday 3rd July 2015. The initial build and construction for this best kept secret started some two weeks prior to the event and with the weather holding and plenty of irrigation CCPC provided a ground fit for a future king.

 

Greenheath Tournament 13/14th June 2015

No time to hesitate, if you would like to play in our next tournament on the 13/14th June please contact asap.

 

Congratulations to the weekend Winners

Well done Divots Divats on a tremendous win in our Hyde Pacific Tournament 0-4 goal section.

They battled with such heart in their opening game agaist the Iceni team of Edward Keymer, Johnnie Keymer, Phil Seller and James Van Open to make it through to a final played in damp slippery conditions in which they played the Potential team of Alec Banner Eve, David Banner Eve, Francesca Smith and Harriet Styles.

Nice cheesy grin from the umpire, did he take a backhander! 

 

April Arena Chukka Dates

By popular demand we will be playing arena chukkas on the following dates leading up to the opening grass season, further additional dates can be arranged at any stage. We will send out an email the day before each date requesting number of chukkas you might like to play. If you require hire ponies to play on the below dates please contact Anita (07594 267832) in good time.

1st April- 6pm

4th April- 11am

6th April- 11am

8th April- 6pm

11th + 12th  April-11am

15th April- 6pm

18th + 19th April- 11am

22nd April- 6pm (including small grass match for Japanese TV, weather permitting 3pm)

25th April- Grass Chukkas

Best regards CCPC

 

Membership Subscription

Thank you to those who have contacted wishing to pay their membership subscription for the forthcoming season. For others considering joining, details of the different membership tariffs are available on our website www.cambridgecountypoloclub.co.uk along with membership forms and bank details. This year the HPA have once again increased there joining fee to £130 for UK residents and £60 for under 18 Juniors. HPA membership will be required for playing at CCPC and can be paid through CCPC or any other club.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you require further information.

 

New Arena

CCPC is please to announce that the Cambridge University Polo Club is settling in very nicely and it looks that there will be plenty of competitive games ahead, why not  come along and try your hand at arena polo or visit to see what its all about.

 

Polo arena

We are excited to announce the all year round polo arena is under construction for all you budding beginners and professionals