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The Grand Finale to the Malta Polo Club Season – The Cawnpore Cup 2019

Hosted each year by The Malta Polo Club, the Cawnpore Cup is the final event of the polo season and the most prestigious match of the year.

The Cup - a trophy first contested in 1901, at Cawnpore India, (the site of the infamous "Cawnpore Massacre" in 1857) some 119 years ago, was gifted to the Malta Polo Club in 1947. Every year since its creation (with the exception of the war years) the cup has been played for annually. The highest handicapped polo players in the Malta Polo Club are eligible to play and this year’s teams presented a fine selection of the Club’s best players.

The Malta Polo Club is also honoured to support the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation / Solidarjetà bl-isports 2019 and after a very busy evening, the club was very pleased to have collected €2000 for the Fund.

The Cawnpore Cup, Malta Polo Club. Image courtesy of Aldo Scicluna
The Cawnpore Cup, Malta Polo Club. Image courtesy of Aldo Scicluna

The Malta Polo Club is the oldest Polo Club in Europe, even older than Hurlingham in England, and the second oldest in the world, after the first Club was founded in India. The Club currently relies on membership participation to promote and run the Club. The Committee is elected in an Annual General meeting when elections are held for eligible members to sit on the committee. The Committee meets frequently to discuss current issues, future projects and the general day to day running of the Club.

Congratulations to all the players (and horses) who took part – it was an incredible match to watch – all vividly and eloquently commentated by Daniel de Petri Testaferrata. Team Re/Max won in the end – but a great show from Team Malta International Airport who made the match so thrilling.

This year the cup was awarded to the winners by Dr George Vella, President of Malta, who is also the President of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

The event was a phenomenal success; sponsors, partners, friends and polo fans made up the buzzing crowds.

Finally, congratulations to the Malta Polo Club who work so hard to ensure this great sport and all of its traditions remain firmly in place, right here in Malta.



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