The Charity Polo Match of the Year in England
In Memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Founder of the Thailand Polo Association
· Aiming to promote and develop the potential of Thai polo athletes to be on par with their international counterparts
· Continuing the intention of raising the level of Thai polo towards international standards
· A fund-raising event for 15 charitable organisations in England
London, July 10th 2019 – From the intention and determination of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, former Chairman of King Power Group and late founder of the Thailand Polo Association, to promote, develop, and raise the standard of Thailand’s Polo towards international standards, the King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup 2019, billed as the biggest charity polo of the year, is held.
Held with the objectives of raising funds for charitable organisations supported by The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex and commemorating Vichai, the patron and contributor to the sport of polo, today’s event is honoured by participation of Their Royal Highnesses as well as other honourable guests from Thailand and England at Billingbear Estate.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Chief Executive Office of King Power Group, and Vice Chairman of the Thailand Polo Association, who is one of the polo athletes of the Thai national team, said “Believing in the potential, power and ability of Thais has always been the core maxim of King Power Group. Established 21 years ago, the Thailand Polo Association is also a testament of such maxim by Vichai, who passionately loved the sport of polo.”
From love at first sight, Vichai’s strong affection for the sport has transformed into a determination, with hopes that polo will become more widely known and accepted in Thailand and abroad. Mr. Vichai was also eager to see the development of Thai polo athletes to be able to compete at the same level with their international counterparts.
In the past, horse polo athletes of the Thai national team were awarded with medals and trophies from several competitions such as Thailand Polo King’s Cup, which was bestowed by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Cartier Queen’s Cup bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, and the SEA Games.These successes are a testament of Vichai’s relentless determination to improve Thailand’s horse polo. King Power Group will continue Vichai’s intention to support athletes and the sport of polo in Thailand to move onto the world stage
In addition, King Power Group, as one of the main sponsors of this year’s charity polo competition in England, has raised funds worth £1 million to donate to 15 foundations and charitable organisations supported by The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
Today’s charity polo competition is honoured to have The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, with a warm welcome by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, comprising of King Power Group Chairman Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha; Vice Chairman Voramas Srivaddhanaprabha; Chief Executive Officer Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha; Assistant Chief Operating Officer Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha; Assistant to Chief Financial Officer Aroonroong Srivaddhanaprabha, and other executives of King Power Group.
The competition was a face-off between team King Power led by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and team Tarmac headed by HRH The Duke of Sussex. The match took 4 chukkas to complete. The winner, King Power team winning 7 over 6 was awarded with the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy.
The event is also a hallmark get-together of those who adore and are passionate towards the great sport of polo as Vichai once remarked “Playing polo is to spend time in the midst of loved ones.”
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