U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association and its licensing partners Brand Machine (United Kingdom) and Stable Brands (South Africa) have announced the collaboration with PoloAfrica with a motive to bring youth polo players from Africa to tour the United Kingdom this summer.
U.S. Polo Assn. will provide custom-designed jerseys and whites for the players, who will be going to participate in a two-week tour. Above all, the trip will culminate in a game to be played at the world-famous Guards Polo Club on June 23, 2019, the same day as the Royal Windsor Cup Final.
Other participating sponsors supporting this critical initiative include Polo50 and the U.K. Armed Forces Polo Association.
PoloAfrica is based in the foothills of the Maluti mountains in the Eastern Free State of South Africa. However, the creation is happening to provide an advantage to the rural communities. It provides adults with the opportunity to engage in equestrian activities. Equally, taking place in a professional manner and provides children with the chance to learn to ride and play polo.
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A chief goal is helping children:
- Expand their horizons
- Provided they maintain their schoolwork
- Demonstrate discipline
- Commitment to caring for the program’s polo ponies
Members of PoloAfrica
The PoloAfrica team making this tour of the United Kingdom this summer, includes Tebello Mokoarane, Nkopane Nikopane, Johanne Mofokeng, Molefi Ralebenya, and Tinto Mothijoa.
In addition, the other member of the PoloAfrica organization who will be accompanying the young players on the tour will include:
- Thabo Johannes Mkhwanazi, who will serve as coach and captain
- Naledi Nkopane, who will oversee the ponies and will also serve as umpire and coach.
- Catherine Cairns, founder of the PoloAfrica Development Trust.
‘We are thrilled to partner with PoloAfrica to support these young aspiring players who have demonstrated the dedication and desire to learn the sport of polo.’ – J. Michael Prince
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