Prince Harry plays in Rundle Cup

PRINCE Harry helped the Army team to victory against the Royal Navy at the annual Rundle Cup polo match at Tidworth Polo Club on Saturday.

A record 6,000 people attended for a day of polo entertainment.

The morning saw the Jockeys V the Eventers game followed by the Inspire Foundation wheelchair race and the stars of polo future with the Pony Club Jorrocks exhibition match.

There was also music from the Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, a trade village and plenty of people taking the chance to have a picnic in the sun.

The pre-match to the main fixture saw the Combined Services Polo Association battle it out with the visiting team from South Africa.

A close match saw great skills from both sides with the South African team winning by just one goal at 6-5.

All eyes were on HRH Captain Harry Wales, but by the end of the match it was Sandhurst officer cadet, Paddy Selfe, stole the show scoring 5 of the 7 goals that saw the Army win 7-5.

He said: ““It was amazing to play for the Army team as an officer cadet in my first ever Rundle Cup.”

The Navy team’s Cdr Adrian Aplin said: “The Army deserved to win. They worked incredibly close as a team and it was a hard fought game. We were delighted when we pulled back at half time and although we generated chances, we just couldn’t finish them!”

For further information about the club visit www.tidworthpolo.com.

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