Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Broome: Royalties support beach polo

This weekend’s beach polo tournament is partly funded by the WA government’s Royalties for Regions program.

You can read a media release here:



Government of Western Australia

Department of the Premier and Cabinet





Hon John Day MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA




Acting Minister for Tourism

Minister for Regional Development




Broome beach polo draws international talent


• Australia’s only beach polo tournament kicks off this weekend in Broome

• Pinctada Cable Beach Polo attracts national and international players

• Supported by Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, funded by Royalties for Regions


Australia’s only beach polo tournament kicks off at the extraordinary Cable Beach this weekend.


Acting Tourism Minister John Day said the Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2014 was a unique event that not only attracted professional national polo players, but also international players from countries such as New Zealand and Colombia.


“The Pinctada Cable Beach Polo attracts many visitors to Broome, adding vibrancy and providing an economic boost to local businesses in the region,” Mr Day said.


“The event also boasts Dinner Under the Stars on Cable Beach with Colorado chef Barclay Dodge, and the Kimberley Challenge Cup II which provides young Aboriginal stockmen with an opportunity to experience polo.


“Australia’s rising star Barry Southgate will also perform at the tournament following his success as a contestant on The X-Factor and his role in the acclaimed movie, The Sapphires. Australian model Samantha Harris will also be in attendance at the VIP marquee.”


The State Government is proud to support the Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2014 through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions.


Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said he was pleased to see Royalties for Regions funding supporting exciting events such as Cable Beach Polo.


“Royalties for Regions funding has significantly boosted the number and calibre of regional events across the State, bringing significant social and economic benefits to regional communities,” Mr Redman said.


Fact File

• The Pinctada Cable Beach Polo will be held from May 24-25, 2014

• For more information visit


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