The Hurlingham Polo Association has announced the England team that will challenge the 27 goal South American team for the 2015 Royal Salute Coronation Cup.
Playing in the No 1 shirt and leading the team will be England Captain and 7 goal player James Beim. Mark Tomlinson, who has been playing very well in the Gold Cup, will once again wear the No 2 shirt. At No 3, and making his first appearance in the England Coronation Cup team will be Max Charlton on 7 goals. At Back will be the very experienced Luke Tomlinson on 7 goals.
1. James Beim (7)
2. Mark Tomlinson (6)
3. Max Charlton (7)
4. Luke Tomlinson (7)
Reserves: James Harper and The Earl of Tyrone
Coach: Eduardo Heguy
With a very strong short list of players which included James Harper, The Earl of Tyrone and Jack Richardson, various options were considered. As always, horses, form and the opposition were the key factors. Max Charlton, on being selected, said “I was thrilled to be selected to play for England at Palermo in April and learnt a lot about playing at this level. I am obviously now delighted to be chosen to play for England on Coronation Cup Day for the first time. My main aim is to get myself really well mounted for the match because the horses will be crucial; Sotogrande makes that difficult for many of us.”
The Royal Salute Coronation Cup, which will be played open, will take place at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park on Saturday 25th July 2015. Tickets are on sale now. For more information and to book your tickets to one of the most prestigious and spectacular days in the English sporting calendar.