So who are we?

The Pukka Chukkas were formed in 2008 and we compete as a Commonwealth Team in the World Elephant Polo Championships.

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And what do we do?

Other than playing polo under the auspices of the World Elephant Polo Association, we raise money for Charities and other worthy causes.

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And why do we do it?

We support the Multiple Sclerosis Society, BRINOS, Tears for Tigers, ITNC and Freedom Matters.

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Welcome to the home of the Pukka Chukkas

The 32nd renewal of the World Championships was held at the end of November 2013 at Tiger Tops Karnali, on the edge of the Bardia National Park in South Western Nepal.

We did it! After 6 years of blood, sweat and a few tears, the Pukka Chukkas lifted their first major trophy, the WEPA Olympic Quaiche!

Meaton, Si Race, Jason Wheeler wedidit Gwenni Barrett,Tom Fontaine

Captained throughout the tournament by Simon Race, the Pukkas finally lifted silverware in a hard fought final against the Rusty Kukris, with SImon scoring the decisive goal against the run of play in the second chukka. Michael Eaton scored the winner, rounding off an amazing tournament for him and the team, with a couple of minutes left to play in the final. Gwenni Barrett and Tom Fontaine put their bodies on the line with stalwart defensive against a strong Kukris team, seeing off wave after wave of attacks from Chris Darby and Tristram Forster, who was on board Sandra Kali. Jason Wheeler, the Pukkas founder, cheered himself hoarse (or maybe elephant!) from the touchline after being laid low on the eve of the final, but lifting the quaiche was the best medicine the Chief could have had!

We want to thank our sponsors,ToleHouse - the market leading provider of tailored risk management solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry.


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Acumen Energy Bicycle Polo

The 4th Annual Acumen Energy Pukka Chukkas MS Bicycle Polo Cup was played in front of huge crowds with games played over three days - The defending Champions, the Pukka Chukkas, showed tremendous early form but were squeezed out in the final.

Money was raised towards the fight against elephant tuberculosis, which is an increasing problem amongst elephants in Nepal and India, and the twelve bikes used in the tournament were donated to local schools and social clubs.

Overall, the total raised for charities and good causes, since The Pukka Chukkas were formed in 2008, is now over US$ 150,000 - thank you everybody!

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