The 2011 Polocrosse World Cup organising committee are delighted to welcome Two Rivers Technology as their new headline sponsors. The Polocrosse World Cup, which runs from the 8th to the 17th of July at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, near Rugby in Warwickshire, will now be renamed The Two Rivers Technology 2011 Polocrosse World Cup after Two Rivers Technology, the low carbon technology manufacturing cluster, which is currently being developed by one of the companies owned by the well known entrepreneur, Mr Karl Watkin. The Two Rivers Technology cluster is actually based in the world’s fastest growing city Chongqing in South West China and is aiming to be the global centre for Low Carbon technology companies.
Mr Watkin is more usually associated with high tech investments but has decided to support a sport which has grown considerably over the last ten years in the UK and is now aiming to really expand within both the UK and Europe with the arrival of the polocrosse world cup in the Northern hemisphere for the first time.
Mr Watkin said, “As an entrepreneur I like to invest in start up companies with international potential and the same goes for sports, I think the sport will grow considerably after the world cup and I like to get in at the ground floor. I also enjoy watching the sport a great deal personally and so it gives me great pleasure to help make the World Cup a success, whilst also being able to promote Two Rivers Technology all around the world as a great new location for low carbon technology companies.”
Iain Heaton, the head of the Polocrosse World Cup said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr Watkin and Two Rivers Technology as our headline sponsors and are now looking forwards to a very successful competition.”
The World Cup will see the top 8 polocrosse nations in the world compete for the ultimate prize. It will feature teams from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The competition runs from the 8th to the 17th of July, alongside events such as a pony club polocrosse competition and displays and demonstrations from other equestrian sports. There is also a trade village on site and corporate hospitality on offer for people who want to watch the event in luxury.
Zambia’s World Cup squad will be playing a series of test matches in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on the weekend of 17/18/19 June against Zimbabwe WC squad and a South African select side – our squad then goes into a final 4 day camp in Livingstone before returning home in preparation for leaving for the UK on the 30th.
IPC has purchased the World cup Trophy for presentation to the 2011 World cup winner in UK July 8-17th.
Competing in the International Challenge
Name: Alexandra Deurinck
Years playing Polocrosse: 4
Preferred Position: 1
Club: Henson Polocrosse France
International Caps: 9
Interests: Good team spirits and to be one with the horse !!
Horse : Rosa
Breed : Henson horse
|Gavin is a farmer and plays for Richmond Club. He is married to Karen. Gavin has represented Zimbabwe at Junior and Senior level and has Captained the SA Senior side since 2006. Gavin played for the winning team Dominus Sport in the 2010 Zim Open.
Goal : To win this world cup.