Teams and order of play set for a great day of polo for the next generation of stars at the fifth edition of the Guards La Aguada International Youth Tournament
Teams and fixtures have been announced for the Guards Polo La Aguada Polo Club International Youth Tournament, the children's competition brought together by two of the most renowned polo clubs worldwide, Guards Polo Club and La Aguada Polo Club.
The tournament, now in its fifth year, and firmly established as one of the most popular in the polo calendar at Guards Polo Club, will take place on Saturday July 8, at Guards Polo Club, in Windsor Great Park.
This event not only builds friendships and creates bonds between some of the youngest players of the game in both England and Argentina, but also reinforces and develops the successful, partnership between Guards Polo Club and La Aguada Polo Club. These two great clubs have worked together for many years, creating events in both Argentina and England.
In addition, the Guards La Aguada International Youth Tournament is creating an excellent platform for the next generation of players to develop their polo skills. As usual, La Aguada Polo Club will have a strong presence on the day through the involvement of the Novillo Astrada brothers – Eduardo Jr., Ignacio and Alejandro. All of them are currently competing in here in the UK, as is La Aguada’s Polo Manager, Thomas Hume, who has remarked that "the aim of this tournament is to encourage the players to build strong bonds; get to know each other and make friends”.
The Guards La Aguada International Youth Tournament will showcase three 11-15 year old lineups and four under 11 year old foursomes, who will play for the La Aguada Cup and the Guards Cup, respectively.
The great day of polo and fun and Guards Polo Club will finish with the prize presentation and a fabulous BBQ at the Clubhouse, to which everyone is invited to attend.
- 11-15 year old
La Aguada: Cruz Heguy, Jemima Walker, Manuel Novillo Astrada, Timi Badriu
La Martina: Antonio Heguy, Fred Thame, Max Spooner, Santiago Di Paola
Guards Polo Club: Segundo Darritchon, Tomi Ojara, Tom Jodrell, Silvestre Heguy
- Under 11 year old
La Aguada: Rhett Wooldridge, Shrey Rawal, Beltrán Laulhé, Pedro Araya
Guards Polo Club: Varvara Borodina, Louis Hine, Thomas Ballesteros, Estanislao Darritchon
La Martina: Finlay Turner, Josh Hyde, Rufino Laulhé, Beltrán Di Paola
Las Monjitas: Leonie Witman, Rishya Rawal, Rufino Merlos, Celestino Merlos
Order of Play
10am – La Aguada Cup – Round Robin, two chukka games
11-15 year old
La Aguada vs. Guards Polo Club
La Aguada vs. La Martina
Guards Polo Club vs. La Martina
11am – Guards Cup – Four teams, two (5 minutes) chukka games
Under 11 year old
La Aguada vs. La Martina (1)
Guards Polo Club vs. Las Monjitas (2)
Loser 1vs. Loser 2
Winner 1 vs. Winner 2
12,30pm - Prize Presentation and BBQ at the Clubhouse