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2007 News

UKPA AGM 2007 Report

UKPA

The UKPA AGM saw the re-election of Dave Brookes to Chairman and Sue Brookes to Secretary, both having resigned earlier in the year. Dave captured 59% of the vote as he defeated Jane Wright Roberts, who got 17% (the remainder of the room abstained). Sue Brookes was unopposed in the post of secretary and received Read more…

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Analysis of the Race for the UKPA Executive 2008

Chairman: Dave Brookes Dave had been Chairman for the previous eight years until he resigned shortly before the UK National championships. He resigned, citing the problems that might arise if the UKPA did not rethink its way of penning at tournaments (read the full story here). Dave received a standing ovation at the Nationals and Read more…

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Who Will Be the New UKPA Chairperson?

UKPA

Jane Wright-Roberts, presently the UKPA’s Director of cCoaching, and Dave Brookes, ex-chairman of the UKPA, have announced their manifestos to run for the vacant Chairman position. Jane’s manifesto Dave’s manifesto Jane’s decision to run has come as a shock as she still has a year to run in her coaching role. However Dave Brookes, who Read more…

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UKPA Ball 2007

UKPA

The UKPA Ball was this year held at the Draycote Hotel just outside Rugby. It was a sellout and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. There were undoubtably some sore heads the next morning and frankly we would love to know where everyone slept because a lot of people (mainly young male polocrosse players) Read more…

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UK Squads for 2008

UKPA

The UKPA squads for 2008 have been announced: Open Mens Squad Jason Burbidge Martin Brookes Daniel Duhig Hamish Michael Guy Robertson James Robertson Greg Sergeant Simon Shearing Open Ladies Squad Debra Harris Ruth Jones Shelley King Sophie Lodder Jessica Shearing Lucy Shell Sarah Simkin Lizzie Wright Roberts Under 21s Squad Bryony Cross Rhianydd Lee Jones Read more…

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Man of the Year Shock!

It has come to our attention that on the Sunday night at Nationals, soon after he was awarded the Man of The Year Prize, Jason Burbidge was careless enough to lose the official certificate. We know this because we have it! At first we weren’t convinced it was the real thing so we spoke to Read more…

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Arden Tournament 2007 Report

Arden Polocrosse

Arden tournament was, as always, excellent fun! It was not the most competitive tournament of the season but that wasn’t what people wanted for the final weekend. What people wanted was fun, sunshine and partying and that is exactly what Arden dished up (though they probably didn’t actually control the weather). There was no sign Read more…

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Man of the Year 2007 Report

The Man of the Year contest was again a huge success this year and seemed to involved even more nudity than in 2006. In fact, in nearly every single category the contestants found it necessary to take their clothes off. Most Fanciable Foreigner Todd Weston beat off competition from his countryman, Chris Robinson and two Read more…

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Nationals 2007 Report

UKPA

The UK National Championships was held at Ashfields Polo Club in Great Canfield, Essex. On Thursday rain lead to wet fields and some lorries got stuck in the mud on entry but Friday was brighter and on Saturday and Sunday the site was soaked in glorious sunshine, perfect weather for the Nationals. A Grade Cup Read more…

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Exec Statement: Revised Penning Arrangements for Horses at Nationals

The UKPA Exec has issued the following message: Given the very strong feelings of concern from the membership with regards to the proposed arrangements for the penning of horses at the Nationals, it has been suggested that we request everybody to sign a disclaimer as they enter the grounds Disclaimer to read: The UKPA Executive Read more…

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