One of the country’s most sophisticated social and sporting occasions makes a much-anticipated return in 2019. On 14 September guests from across the continent and abroad will flock to Johannesburg’s Inanda Polo Club. The occasion? The prestigious annual Nedbank International Polo event. A sporting fixture with a heritage of elegance, congenial hospitality and sensory scintillation.
The Nedbank International Polo is one of the longest-running polo tournaments in Southern Africa – bringing the exclusive polo community together in a premium sporting experience. The South African Polo Association continues its’ successful partnership with its’ valued sponsors – with Nedbank at the helm of the equestrian celebration. Inanda’s spectacular grounds offers the oasis for the day’s events.
With an illustrious history, the game of polo is the prime opportunity for guests to experience high intensity, sophistication and effortless charm whilst learning more about the sporting culture and enjoying an enthralling experience on the Johannesburg social scene.
This year, the talented and highly skilled South African team will compete with New Zealand. This competitive rivalry dating back to 1972, will be the 7th occasion the two countries have duelled for the coveted title. This is coupled with a world-class entertainment experience – decked with succulent food and drink as well as good music – all backdropped by beautiful people dressed to the nines for the prestigious equestrian event.
The Nedbank International Polo offers guests an array of picnic and premium hospitality options, catering for the discerning guest wanting an unforgettable match-side offering. VIP guests will enjoy exclusive lounges, creating the perfect setting to immerse into the world of thoroughbreds and delighting in match contests. Johnnie Walker and Heineken join the day’s festivities as valued partners to the Nedbank International Polo. The atmosphere promises to be nothing short of a luxurious and spectacular day – making it the ultimate celebration for one to see and be seen.
“South Africa has a long-standing sporting rivalry against New Zealand and the home team will be doing their level best to improve the 2-4 standing of polo tests between the two countries,” said Russell Watson, President of SA Polo Association. “We look forward to the contest of these evenly-matched teams and I am certain the match will be played in the best spirit of the game.”
Joining forces again, Nedbank and the SA Polo Association further cement the successful partnership forged in 2018, producing an unforgettable multi-layered experience. “We’re excited to bring the second instalment of this great event, designed to give our Nedbank community an unparalleled experience and inviting them to join the new nobility in our belief that money has the infinite capacity for good if one understands the true nature. We’re not only providing a lifestyle experience but aligning with our brand purpose ‘money experts who do good’ by showcasing emerging entrepreneurs during the polo,” said Ciko Thomas, Group Managing Executive for Retail and Business Banking at Nedbank.
Guests will be spoilt for choice, with various package options including general admission, polo picnic sites, the Tanqueray Gin Garden and corporate hospitality. The day promises an exhilarating and action-packed polo match, not forgetting a showcase of local and international fashion and style.
Supporting small businesses as the new nobility at the 2019 Nedbank International Polo
Nedbank is ready to take disruption to another level – to the polo field where small business and high-society pleasure will come together in celebration of the sport of kings.
This year’s Nedbank International Polo takes place at Inanda Polo Club in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 14 September, and will be unlike any other, as several entrepreneurs will get a chance to exhibit their wares, enticing guests to support and embrace them.
Nedbank and the SA Polo Association will team up again, building on the successful partnership born in 2018, to produce an unforgettable, multilayered experience in what is considered possibly the oldest team sport, with the first polo matches said to have taken place in Persia more than 2 500 years ago.
But it’s not only winning on the polo field that counts, as success off the field for the entrepreneur will be integral to this year’s event.
‘We’re excited to bring the second instalment of this great event, designed to give our Nedbank community an unparalleled experience, inviting them to join the new nobility in our belief that money has the infinite capacity to do good if one understands its true nature. We will not only be providing a lifestyle experience but will also align this event with our brand purpose of being ‘money experts who do good’ by showcasing emerging entrepreneurs during the polo,’ said Ciko Thomas, Group Managing Executive for Retail and Business Banking at Nedbank.
As a bank, we are committed to a transforming South Africa, with creating jobs and growing the economy ranking among our key goals. As such, we are especially supportive of small business, providing a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services to our clients.
Nedbank’s vision is to be the most admired financial services provider in Africa by staff, clients, shareholders, regulators and communities. And although our primary market remains South Africa, we are expanding into the rest of Africa. In line with our brand ethos, we aim to do good, encouraging clients to see money differently.
The Nedbank International Polo is one of the longest-running polo tournaments in Southern Africa, bringing the exclusive polo community together in a premium sporting experience. This year the South African team will take on New Zealand in a rivalry spanning 47 years.
‘South Africa has a long-standing sporting rivalry with New Zealand, and the home team will be doing its level best to improve on the 2-4 standing of polo tests between the two countries,’ said Russell Watson, President of the SA Polo Association. ‘We look forward to the contest between these evenly matched teams, and I am certain the match will be played in the spirit of the game.’
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Date: 14 September 2019
Time: 11:30 for 12:00
Venue: Inanda Club, Sandton
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