The Leopards Hill Polocrosse Club witnessed a spectacle of talent and sportsmanship as the Stella Artois Zambia Polocrosse Open 2023 concluded with an exhilarating final match, crowning Suscon as the champions. The prestigious event, sponsored by Stella Artois, a premium beer brand of Zambian Breweries, demonstrated the brewer’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of polocrosse in the country.
The Zambia Polocrosse Association (ZPA) Chairman, Steve Kyriazis, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Stella Artois for their sponsorship, which played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the tournament and supporting the ZPA’s fundraising efforts for the 2024 World Cup.
Kyriazis stated, “This year’s tournament showcased Zambian Polocrosse at its highest level, and this could not have been possible without the support of our partners, who provided the financial backing to make this event a resounding success.”
Mwila Matoka, the Marketing Manager of Zambian Breweries, shared her delight in supporting this extraordinary sporting event, underscoring the company’s commitment to fostering a vibrant community spirit through sports.
“The Stella Artois Zambia Polocrosse Open 2023 was an unforgettable weekend, filled with memories, great sportsmanship, and spirited competition,” said Matoka.
Polocrosse, a unique blend of polo, lacrosse, and netball, ignited the passion of sports enthusiasts during the two-day event. The tournament followed a format similar to the cricket Indian Premier League (IPL), with four teams competing, each representing a title sponsor. The teams – Entrust, Tiffany’s Canyon, Suscon, and Butcher Block – displayed exceptional skills and competitive spirit throughout the competition.
After an intense series of matches, Suscon emerged victorious, overcoming Butcher Block to claim the coveted trophy of the 2023 Zambia Polocrosse Open. The audience was treated to a thrilling display of athleticism and sportsmanship from all participating teams.
The success of the event was made possible by the unwavering support and organization provided by the team sponsors, including Suscon, Butcher Block, Tiffany’s Canyon, and Entrust Stock Feed Ltd, and Zenith.
The Stella Artois Zambia Polocrosse Open 2023 was further supported by esteemed sponsors, including Xco, Toyota, Ad-dicts Advertising, and The AdBox, who contributed to the event’s resounding success.
As the day’s events came to a close, the festivities continued with “A Party in the Life Artois,” featuring electrifying performances by DJs Ralph, Blocks, Freddie, and Amma. Attendees danced the night away, immersed in the captivating atmosphere.
The tournament also highlighted Zambia’s impressive rise in the polocrosse world rankings. The country achieved a commendable fourth-place ranking in the 2019 World Cup held in Australia, showcasing their prowess on the international stage.
The Stella Artois Zambia Polocrosse Open 2023 not only celebrated the thrill of competitive sport but also underscored the power of community support and corporate sponsorship in nurturing the growth of local sports.
As the sun set on the remarkable tournament, organizers and participants departed with cherished memories and a shared passion for the sport and the refreshing taste of Stella Artois beer.