Guards Polo Club launches new Ambassadors’ Programme

Leading young players appointed Guards Polo Club Ambassadors

Max Charlton, Richard Le Poer, George Meyrick and Jack Richardson take on new role at Smith’s Lawn

Guards Polo Club is delighted to announce the creation of its Polo Ambassadors’ Programme. Four talented, young professional players, who already have active polo playing careers overseas in the off season, have been named Guards Ambassadors. They will represent the sport at a variety of eventsLive at home and abroad for the next three years.

The Guards Polo Club Ambassadors are: Max Charlton (6 goals), Richard Le Poer (5 goals); George Meyrick (6 goals) and Jack Richardson (5 goals). They were selected by the Club’s CEO Neil Hobday and Polo Manager Glen Gilmore in recognition of their talent on the polo field and their professionalism both on and off the field.

At the official signing in the Clubhouse, Neil Hobday said: “Max, Richard, George and Jack will be a great asset to Guards Polo Club at both home and abroad. They have been playing polo at Smith’s Lawn from a young age and are the ideal ambassadors, not only for Guards Polo Club, but for the wider game too. We are currently working on several international projects, including Brazil, China, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and are delighted to be able to call on such a talented group of players to represent us on and off the polo field in these regions.”

Max Charlton, who has been a member of Guards Polo Club since he was 12 said: “Guards Polo Club is in my blood and there is nowhere better to play polo than at Smith’s Lawn.”

Jack Richardson, who played in the Club’s Major General’s tournament when he was just 10 and also captained Harrow on Jack Wills Varsity Day, is delighted with his new role: “The opportunity to represent such a prestigious club as Guards and have the opportunity to promote this great game both in the UK and further field is a challenge that I will relish.”

George Meyrick is equally excited about this new role. “It’s a real honour to be asked by Guards Polo Club to be an ambassador. The Club is undoubtedly one of the leading clubs in the world of polo and its passion for developing the sport both in the UK and worldwide is something I want to be a part of. It’s a great privilege to be able to call myself a Guards Ambassador and is a role which I hope to fulfil to its true potential over the coming years.”

Richard Le Poer added: “I already have much experience of playing alongside these guys – such as in the Hurlingham team on Audi International Day and in other tournaments too. So the chance to team up with them again and promote polo on a wider scale is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the Guards team I cannot wait for our first event.”