The All Pro Polo League (APPL) returns to Argentina for its second edition. APPL matches are scheduled to kick off on Friday, November 18 at Pilar Chico polo club, with the finals due on Friday, December 2.
The APPL has had a busy year, hosting exhibitions and tournaments in Palm Beach, England and Sotogrande. The League stems from Javier Tanoira’s ambition to take polo back to the glory days.
His aim is simple: to encourage dynamic, open polo and motivate a professional attitude towards the sport. “The best thing about the league is that the key to the game now lies in teamwork,” says Marcos Menditeguy, who played last year’s Argentine edition. “The rules mean that if you don’t play as a team then you can’t win. The game has therefore become more attractive as a spectacle.”
“I like that the APPL is about fast, open polo, where all four players pass the ball and all eight players participate equally,” adds Manu Sundblad. “It is a lot more fun to play, and to watch. The best thing about the league is that no one is looking to win a foul, everyone plays forward and backwards. Fast, open, simple.”
This edition will see young stars such as Jero Del Carril, Juan Martin Zubia, Isidro Strada, Marcos Menditeguy, Fran Rodriguez Mera, Manu Sundblad, Segundo Bocchino, Juan Martin Obregon and Tommy Beresford take to the field.
The APPL will also host an international test match between Argentina and USA on the week following the finals. The exhibition will be the first test match played with APPL rules.
Everyone is invited to watch the games and support the League. See you at Pilar chico!
December 2 (Finals)
Argentina vs USA: date TBC.
For more information head to allpropololeague.com