Royal Salute Coronation Cup 2017
The date is confirmed as Saturday 29th July 2017
The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) has named the 25-goal team that will represent England – sponsored by Flannels – in their annual International match for the Royal Salute Coronation Cup at Guards Polo Club on Saturday 29 July. England’s opponents will be an almost unchanged, 26-goal, GT Bank-sponsored Commonwealth team, winners of this prestigious trophy in 2016. In that memorable match, the Commonwealth team beat the home side 12-11 in a fast-paced and thrilling game.
James Beim, who is currently having a superb high-goal season with El Remanso, will captain England for the third time and his tenth as a member of the England team on this day. Max Charlton, the UK’s highest handicapped player, currently rated at seven goals, retains his England shirt along with James Harper, who made his debut in this event last year and has been impressing everyone in the high-goal, playing alongside James Beim in the El Remanso team. The fourth member of the England squad for the Royal Salute Coronation Cup match sees the return of the former England captain Luke Tomlinson, currently playing at back with La Indiana, the Queen’s Cup finalists. Tomlinson’s experience of the big occasion – he is the most successful England polo captain ever – will be an added advantage to the home side.
See below for confirmation of the 2017 team line ups and to read the full event press release please click here.
ROYAL SALUTE CORONATION CUP TEAMS 2017
|Flannels England||GT Bank Commonwealth|
|(1). James Beim (Capt)||(6)||(1). Hissam Ali Hyder||(6)|
|(2). Max Charlton||(7)||(2). Dirk Gould||(5)|
|(3). James Harper||(6)||(3). John Paul Clarkin||(7)|
|(4). Luke Tomlinson||(6)||(4). Fred Mannix (Capt)||(8)|
With the Swarovski England Ladies also in action against the USA Ladies, playing for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy in the Thai Polo Club Ladies International, the Royal Salute Coronation Cup Day offers two premier sporting events. Complementing these games is a variety of hospitality and ticket options to ensure a perfect day for players and spectators in the spectacular surroundings of Windsor Great Park.
The teams playing the Thai Polo Club Ladies International for the Diamond Jubilee Trophy have been confirmed as Swarovski England Ladies vs Llangollen USA Ladies. The addition of a ladies’ test match on this world-renowned international day of sport is testament to the increasing popularity of polo among lady players. For full details of the Ladies team line ups please click here.
Tickets for the Royal Salute Coronation Cup 2017 are now on sale with general admission prices starting from just £20, Club Grandstand Seating and Field Side Car Parking ticketing options, plus an array of hospitality packages. Click here to purchase your tickets to this year’s event.
Coronation Cup Final
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