Free entry to watch action at Rugby College on April 19
The first ever International Segway Polo Tournament to take place in the UK will be at Rugby College in Technology Drive on Sunday, April 19 from, 12noon to 5.30pm.
As well as 11 teams travelling from Barbados, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Spain and Finland, there are also five British teams made up of players from Warwick, Rugby, Lichfield, Ireland, London and Devon. Two successful British teams will then be later invited to compete in the renowned World Cup tournament, the ‘Woz Challenge Cup’, named after Apple co-founder and Segway Polo player Steve Wozniak, being held in Cologne, Germany, on July 16-19.
There will be free admission to the action-packed, fun-filled afternoon of Segway matches, Segway rides, mini fun fair, face painting and shopping, with refreshments available. Guest presenters Rugby FM’s Jason Moss and ‘Face of British Polo’ Karl Ude-Martinez keeping spectators informed as the action unfolds. Key sponsors include Oxygen Graphics, Rugby Polo Club, Akuma Polo, Yardley, Brownsover Hall Hotel, Sarah Horne, Dunchurch Park, Rugby Round Table, Joules, Rugby College, Fawsley Hall, SweetAs and Janus Photography.
Mark Weller, UK Coach and Founder of UK Segway Polo said: “We’re hoping this exciting tournament and family fun day will represent the first of many in this region, since the response and support from local and regional residents and businesses has been phenomenal, potentially a testament to the sport’s characteristics of equality and its emphasis on fun.
“We’ve already attracted a substantial group of talented players and as we continually recruit for others, a league will become inevitable to supply more regular competitions.”
Malcolm Freeman of Oxygen Graphics and Rugby Round Table added: “Segway Polo is a new and exciting sport. As a representative for local business, community groups and someone that lives in the town, I feel it is fantastic that Rugby will be the proud hosts for the tournament and the International guests taking part. As a key sponsor, we feel it is important to provide our support to raise the profile of this sport as it can reach out to a wide range of people of all ages and abilities.”