Barbados to take on Canadians in polo
It has been a fantastic season for the Barbados Polo Club and the winding down stages promise to maintain that same exciting vein when the local boys continue their rivalry against a formidable touring Canadian team.
The first match ended in a 5-5 draw, so it would be all to play for when the final match is played at the Holder’s Hill field this Sunday. This is the fourth polo tournament of the season after the Diamonds International Battle of the Sexes, UNNA ICBL Cheshire Tour, and the Archers Hall Barbados Open.
“This is a very special tour for us. We continue to use the polo platform to raise awareness about various other organizations, like Operation Triple Threat, Honey Jam and try to encourage sportsmanship by including others in the community that excel in their fields like the girls from Springer Memorial. We have in the past supported HORSE, the organization that aids suffering equines but this year we wanted to further expand our agenda. We hosted the Scotia Bank Rotary Club fundraiser benefiting the Rotary Club West’s initiatives.
“This tournament, in collaboration with the Canadian Women’s Club and our sponsors Realtors Luxury Villa Rentals and Diamonds International, we will be raising funds for the Burn scar Garment Fund, an organization that helps young burn victims. The two raffle items are as follows: Three night stay in the Realtors Villa, A beautiful piece of jewelry by Diamonds International,” explained Ina Bishop, marketing officer of the Barbados Polo Club, during a brief conference at the Holder’s Hill Club House today
President Wayne Archer spoke of the rejuvenation of the sport this season with the inclusion of young talent as well as more women coming into the sport.
“We always had women in the sport but not as many in recent times. I am playing the match for the first time with my daughter and she is only 14 years old,” said Archer.