Gay Polo League to Play Overseas at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in England
The Gay Polo League (GPL) is headed to Europe! GPL is thrilled to add three days of polo at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC) located in Windsor, England to its upcoming schedule. Located just west of London, the premier club will host 4 teams consisting of 12 GPL players quarterbacked by top professionals from September 6 to 8, 2018. Having competed across the United States as well as in Argentina, GPL is ecstatic to add England to its international repertoire with the new tournament across the pond at one of the most prestigious polo venues on the globe.
“This is such an amazing opportunity for GPL! As our league continues to grow, we are honored to create wonderful international polo experiences for our members, and what could be better than playing at one of the most respected and picturesque polo clubs in the world?” said Chip McKenney, Founder and President of GPL. “We are so grateful to RCBPC for the invitation and opportunity to play at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. It’s going to be incredible!”
Set on over 220 acres of beautiful British countryside, RCBPC stands out as one of Europe’s top-tier polo clubs and classic events spaces, boasting world-class sporting facilities including six pristine polo fields, two training fields, the UK’s first all-weather polo arena, stabling to accommodate over 200 horses, two tennis courts, a croquet lawn and an esteemed polo academy and Clubhouse bar. In 1986, late founder Bryan Morrison succeeding in converting the original estate into the RCBPC, with HRH The Prince of Wales proudly opening the club as its first member.
Jamie Morrison, RCBPC Owner and President is a strong advocate for diversity and equality. “One of the founding principles of our club is to welcome all people who share our passion for the sport of polo. We are strongly committed to creating an atmosphere of acceptance and are very happy GPL will be here.”
Established in 2006, Gay Polo League is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization which promotes the sport of polo as a means for providing equality, pride, inclusion and confidence for those individuals who face discrimination simply due to identifying themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, gay or other non-traditional sexual or gender identities.