One of the highlights of polo as a sport is some of the great invitational matches that are played between different clubs. In a new match for 2018 the Welsh Guards arrived on Sunday to take on a Ham Polo Club team. For an amateur match the Welsh Guards were fielding an impressive lineup of players; Capt. Alexander Major, Capt. Mossie Hamilton, OCdt George Cadogan and OCdt Ollie Powell. The Ham Polo Club team featured the club chairman Howard Davis along with Marco Vignali, Stephen O'Kane, Pablo Marin, Michael Ventura and Ed Courage.
The Welsh Guards got the game started opening the scoring against the club team. They continued with a very well regimented team to establish a lead over the club team. Ham Polo Club's Ed Courage did well to keep the club team within reach on the scoreboard. It was not enough though and the Welsh Guards ran out the winners in what was a fast paced encounter. A special mention must go to OCdt Ollie Powell who captained the Welsh Guards team well from the number 4 position. We hope to welcome the Welsh Guards back next year for a re-match.