After a hiatus of ten years, the Singapore Polo will make a return to the 2017 SEA Games, taking place at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between August 19 to 31. The Singapore team, sponsored by Prudential Singapore, will compete in the regional competition against national players representing Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
One of the oldest sporting and social clubs in Singapore, the Singapore polo club was founded in 1886 by the officers of the first battalion of the Kings Own Regiment. In the news recently after Prince Harry, visiting Singapore recently, played a charity match against famous Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras in the 1017 Royal Salute Polo Cup.
Team Captain and Singapore Polo Club President, Satinder Garcha says, “We are thrilled to be bringing the spotlight back on the sport of Polo which has an important legacy for us in Singapore, especially with our long-standing history as the second oldest Polo Club in the world. We have such incredible local talent in Singapore, and this is our opportunity to showcase the skills and all the hard work that’s gone into making such fine sportsmen of our country. I have no doubt we’ll be tough competition, and I’m highly confident we’ll make Singapore proud and come back with a solid win to add to the Club’s trophy shelf,” added Garcha who captained the team in their silver-medal finish in the 2007 SEA Games.”
Angela Hunter, Chief Customer Officer at Prudential Singapore, says, “Prudential is proud to be the lead sponsor of Singapore’s national polo team, supporting and celebrating the success and aspirations of the country’s sporting talents. Through our collaboration with the Singapore Polo Club, we strive to generate greater understanding of and interest in the sport with the wider community. Our support towards the game also aligns with Prudential’s health and wellness initiatives, which encourage overall well-being through sports.”