St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament, 29 April 2012

St Andrews University Polo Club are holding their Charity Polo Tournament at Strathtyrum Estate, just outside St. Andrews on the 29th April. The Tournament is being held to support Help for Heroes, the service personnel charity and is supported by EFG Bank and many local businesses.
Edinburgh University are playing in a Varsity Match, the second of three matches on the day, against St Andrews, sandwiched by a novice match and an exhibition match involving some of Scotland’s best Polo players. It’s for a very worthwhile cause and if the weather’s fine, then it’s a enjoyable day out for, young and old.
The event is detailed on a dedicated Facebook page and here’s what they have to say –

“The University of St Andrews Polo Club proudly presents the St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament brought to you by EFG Private Bank on April 29th 2012 at the Strathtyrum Estate.

The Polo Club is proud to support Help for Heroes, a charity created to provide better facilities

 for British servicemen and women wounded since September 11, 2001.

Come enjoy a day of sun, fun and polo! The day starts with novice matches featuring your favourite Polo Club players, followed by a hard fought Varsity Match against Edinburgh and the thrilling EFG Private Bank Exhibition Match, which will include the best players Scotland has to offer!

Highlights include:
• A guest performance by ‘The Other Guys’
• Tayforth Universities OTC Pipes and Drums
• Music from DJ Dan Mathews
• A fully stocked bar featuring classic and bespoke cocktails provided by Rascals Bar
• The opportunity to practice your polo skills on our wooden horse
• The return of the legendary commentary of Mervyn Fox-Pitt
• Raffle Prizes such as:
→ A Brigadier tank driving experience for one with a half day of paint ball for four worth £ 235.
→Tank rides & a half day of paint ball for 20 people worth £ 700″
→ A whisky tour from “The Scottish Whiskey Experience”

Gates open at 11:45. A shuttle service will be available to and from town, details to follow shortly.

Tickets £5 advance, £7 on the gate.

Watch this space for updates on the details of the event and information on our generous sponsors. GAME ON!”


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