The world’s first inter-club polo league will kick off next summer in the UK. The eight leading polo clubs contesting the Polo Premier League will be Guards, Beaufort, Cowdray Park, Royal County of Berkshire, Ham, Cirencester, Hurtwood and Kirtlington.
England captain Luke Tomlinson said the league was “superb way of taking the game to new audiences and developing the next generation of players”.
“The senior England squad are fully behind the launch of the Polo Premier League and look forward to playing an instrumental role in its success and on-going management,” he added.
Rod Kohler, head of PR at Polo Premier League, said that the league is going through “an exciting period in its development”, with a new website just launched. The website will feature the world and UK club news, league fixtures and interviews with key players as well as the facility to buy event tickets.
“Our website will give polo fans a real taste for what the League is all about,” said Rod. “Our activity will certainly step up a gear as the 2013 summer polo season approaches, and we look forward to many more exciting announcements in the coming months.”
The overall title sponsor has yet to be announced.