It is with much regret that Cowdray Park Polo Club is announcing the standing down of its chairman, Peter Barfoot.
Peter took on the chairmanship with great enthusiasm at the beginning of the 2014 season but in July 2016 suffered a life changing fall during a Polo match. He made a miraculous and inspirational recovery, and endeavoured to take up the reins of chairing the committee in record time considering the extent of his injuries.
However Peter has now realised there is still some way to go for a full recovery and is understandably keen to put his family and business first. As a thoroughly committed chairman who gave his all he feels the role has now become too big a task.
On behalf of Viscount Cowdray, the Club’s President, Jonathan Russell CEO of the Cowdray Estate, will temporarily assume the position of Club Chairman until such time a suitable successor has been identified and recruited.
In the meantime, the Committee and everyone who has had the pleasure of knowing and working with Peter, would like to join together, in wishing him a speedy and full recovery.