Motorpoint adds Horsepower to Polo at the Manor

30 November 2016

Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket, has joined forces with the Celtic Manor Resort to become the new title sponsor for Polo at the Manor.

Motorpoint  has a network of branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales, including one close to Celtic Manor, next to the Newport Retail Park.   

The new and nearly new low mileage independent car dealer will turn its attention to horsepower of a different kind after agreeing to sponsor Motorpoint Polo at the Manor  on Saturday 17th June 2017.

The event will see international players and ponies from across the UK compete in a day of professional, fast-paced polo matches on a specially created polo field next to the Twenty Ten Ryder Cup golf course at Celtic Manor.

Having established itself as the sporting and social event of the summer season since its inception in 2011, guests also have the opportunity to sip champagne and cocktails whilst indulging in a spot of celebrity-spotting. Motorpoint Newport General Manager Russell Louth said:

"We are very pleased to announce our title sponsorship of Motorpoint Polo at the Manor and know this fantastic event will provide a wonderful opportunity for us to promote our brand and strengthen our links with the local community. Motorpoint is the UK’s leading car supermarket and we pride ourselves on our relationships with our customers. Polo is a sport which brings people together to enjoy themselves and this event is a perfect fit for us as one of the social events of the season. The Celtic Manor Resort has a well-deserved reputation for putting on prestigious sporting events and first-class hospitality, and we look forward to another day to remember next June."

Motorpoint Polo at the Manor will see more than a thousand guests enjoy a sumptuous day of hospitality in the main pavilion and an even greater number of spectators watch the action while enjoying lavish picnics on the sidelines. Celtic Manor Resort Sales Director Danielle Bounds added:

"We are delighted to have a new title sponsor for Motorpoint Polo at the Manor and to align our brand with such a prestigious national company. Polo has been a much-loved occasion since we added it to Celtic Manor’s portfolio of events in 2011 and it is exciting to keep growing this event with new sponsors. We look forward to a special day of entertainment next June and another sell-out success on the polo field."

International polo players will be on show as two invitational matches organised and officiated by the prestigious Cirencester Park Polo Club are played during the afternoon.

Live music will entertain guests before, between and after matches, and the Polo Village will also include retail and catering outlets. A best-dressed competition and the traditional treading of the divots will complete a glamorous day at the polo before an After-Polo Party keeps the festivities going at the Resort Hotel in the evening.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available at Motorpoint Polo at the Manor including the chance to sponsor one of the four competing teams.

For information on sponsorship opportunities at all Celtic Manor events, call Sponsorship and Hospitality Executive Gemma Smith on 01633 410487. For hospitality and ticket information for Motorpoint Polo at the Manor, visit celtic-manor.com or call 01633 410318.

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