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Debut of the first Hong Kong Polo Team

Debut of the first Hong Kong Polo team has been officially announced on December 5th, in Hong Kong. Asia World Polo is thrilled to be re-igniting this sport of kings to Hong Kong, firstly by establishing the polo team.

Asia World Polo organized the “Polo After Dark” event at famed club Boujis, Hong Kong, to pay tribute to polo and to present the new Hong Kong polo Team.
Over 200 guests were greeted by the founder of Asia World Polo and instigator of the team, David Savage and the polo players, who recently returned from their first tournament in Pattaya, Thailand.

Dave Savage established Asia World Polo Ltd, in conjunction with a group of enthusiasts all connected to the world of Polo, with a vision to put Hong Kong back on the global Polo map.

Aron Harilela and members of The Hong Kong polo Team
Aron Harilela and members of The Hong Kong polo Team-Jaeger-Le Coultre. © Jaeger-Le Coultre

Debut of the first Hong Kong polo team has been officially announced in the evening. The newly-formed player team included members Raphael Le Masne de Chermont, Kwan Lo, Aron Harilela, Patrick Furlong, Paul Cheung, Lynly Fong, Roland Buser, Max Gottschalk, Russell Tyre and James Hughes.

David Savage said “Our intention is to raise awareness of this incredible sport, build a new fan base and ultimately reintroduce polo into Hong Kong through events whilst catalyzing the development of a Hong Kong Polo Club.”

A charity auction

Highlight of the evening was a charity auction, which proceeds fully benefited Riding for Disabled (RDA). This non-profit-making organization aims to teach disabled children and some adults to ride a horse to the best of their ability. Continuing a long tradition and standing affiliation with the world of polo, Jaeger-LeCoultre was proud to sponsor this event and the Hong Kong polo team. An iconic Reverso Watch engraved with logo of Asia World Polo at the case back was sponsored for this auction.

In 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a watch capable of surviving a polo match – an elegant watch whose reversible case made it possible to protect the dial and the glass by exposing only the metal back to possible impacts. The Reverso was born.

Ever since 1931, the ties between the ties uniting Jaeger-LeCoultre and polo have been consistently strengthened. Jaeger-LeCoultre has associated its name with the biggest international events and particularly in Argentina, where the brand has been supporting players and their teams through benefit gala dinners and charity polo events for more than ten years.

The Hong Kong Team T shirts
The Hong Kong Team T shirts... © Jaeger-Le Coultre

The Hong Kong Polo Club will be a venue where Hong Kong can host high-level international competitions and provide a facility where the team can develop their skills.
It will also act as a facility where members and the public can enjoy this magnificent sport and the polo lifestyle.

Asia World Polo has received endorsements from the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and Guards Polo Club for their plans and aspirations.

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Published 30-12-2014

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