Clothing company OJPolo are to sponsor the UK polocrosse team for the forthcoming World Cup (8-17 July).

OJPolo will provide kit for the team, as they bid to win the event for the first time — after finishing second in 2007.

UK team manager Steve Whitehouse said: “It’s great to have OJPolo on board. The only thing we might have to do is to add ‘crosse’ to their name at some point.”

Kieran Markham, managing director of OJPolo added: “It’s great to be title sponsor for this brilliant team. We see polocrosse as a sport with serious growth potential in the UK and, as they share the same kit requirements as polo, we are very keen to get involved.”

The company will also put some sponsorship towards the World Cup itself, and have a stand selling replica team shirts and their own clothing.

The top eight polocrosse nations will compete for the World Cup: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, US, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the UK and Ireland. The event will take place at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, Rugby.

For more information visit: www.polocrosse2011.com