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Fascinating and fashionable: rare event comes to town

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Fascinating and fashionable: rare event comes to town


Enthralling action and fine fashion assured as this rare event gallops into town

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A unique sport that is renowned for its glitz and glamour is set to make a rare appearance on the Sunshine Coast.

Polo, known by many as ‘The Sport of Kings’, will be contested at Diddillibah on Saturday, September 3, when Polo By The Sea makes its long-awaited debut in the region.

Coastline BMW Polo By The Sea Sunshine Coast will include all the flashiness the sport is known, alongside award-winning entertainment and hospitality.

Using a variation of traditional polo, matchplay will be faster and more exciting and guests have been guaranteed they will always be close to the action.

A big crowd is expected to the event.

Beyond the enthralling polo action, Polo by the Sea will be an interactive event, providing a number of opportunities for guests to win prizes and immerse themselves in activities including:

  • The famous Divot Stomp.
  • Men’s & Women’s ‘Fashion on the Field’ competitions.
  • Car V’s Pony Race.
  • Men’s and Women’s Dash.

Polo By The Sea is also set to boost the local economy.

It will provide locals with a great day out but will also attract visitors from around the state and inter-state. About 30 per cent of attendees to Polo by the Sea events are historically from outside the host area.

There will be an After Party at Polo By The Sea.

There should be an economic injection through accommodation, retail, hospitality and transport.

Coastline BMW Polo By The Sea Sunshine Coast will be delivered by Events Queensland, in collaboration with the Urban Polo Association.

The event is part of a series that includes stops on the Gold Coast and Palm Beach, with a number of other locations earmarked for 2023.

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Polo By The Sea Sunshine Coast is part of a series of events.

Event director Matthew Turich, of Events Queensland, said the Sunshine Coast presented a  unique, diverse and prosperous destination for the events and tourism industry.

“The Sunshine Coast has always been a great spot for both locals and tourists,” he said.

“It’s got everything from picturesque beaches to the stunning hinterland as well as a booming hospitality scene and we are so excited to be able to bring our event to the area to be a part of that community.”

“We look forward to partnering with Coastline BMW, Sunshine Coast Council, the business sector and broader community to deliver a world class event, which will provide social engagement, economic stimulus and showcase the very best the region has to offer to an extensive audience.”

Coastline BMW POLO BY THE SEA Sunshine Coast

Where: 7 Campbell Road, Diddillibah.

When: Saturday, September 3, 11.30am to 5pm, After Party 5pm to late.

Tickets: From $59 via IWannaTicket.