The United Kingdom’s oldest polo match, which first took place back in 1879, came back for another fierce competition this weekend. On June 4th, The Varsity Polo match teamed up with La Martina and Guards Polo Club for what was their hautest match yet.
The prestigious Oxford University and Cambridge University Varsity polo teams took to the field for a compelling battle. For a consecutive year, Oxford University fought their way to victory with a 19-0 win over their Cambridge rivals. While this was certainly a great win for the Oxford Old Blues, both teams recently came together at La Martina’s flagship store in London; joining Lando Simonetti, founder of La Martina and Neil Hobday, CEO of Guards Polo Club, to celebrate a new five-year sponsorship agreement. This innovative contract also sees La Martina sign a worldwide licensing deal with the Oxford and Cambridge polo teams.
Lando Simonetti of La Martina said, “There has always been a natural synergy between La Martina and Guards Polo Club, both of whom are dedicated to spreading the culture of polo and its core values among the younger generation. We are focused on promoting the integrity, sense of honour and sportsmanship that’s at the heart of the sport to young polo players and their peers. So to be able to expand our partnership with Guards Polo Club by supporting Oxford and Cambridge Varsity Polo is a momentous occasion for us. We see this as the first step in a long and successful alliance.”
Stay tuned for another year of English rivalry next summer, 2017.