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Thu 7th Jun 2018

HACKETT Army Welcomes First Female Player for Rundle Cup

Captain Jess Wood to start at Tidworth

On Saturday 14 July, British Army and Royal Navy players from across the country will gather at Tidworth Polo Club for their annual battle for The HACKETT Rundle Cup. 

This morning, the British Army Polo Association announced the line-up for this year’s HACKETT Army team, which will include a woman for the first time in history. The team is as follows:
HACKETT Army (1): Capt Jess Wood RHA (0), Capt Moss Hamilton IG (0), Lt Rishi Ahluwalia LD (0) & Capt Paddy Selfe KRH (1)
Captain Jess Wood will be the first woman to play for the British Army in The Rundle Cup’s 100 year history. Throughout her time in the Army, Capt Wood has reached a 0 goal handicap and has played for Army teams in numerous smaller tournaments. 
The HACKETT Rundle Cup day will commence with a celebrity match in aid of INSPIRE, which will be followed by a free-fall parachute display by the REME Parachute Team. The local Pony Club will also be on hand to showcase their talents in a youth exhibition match. The HACKETT Rundle Cup will commence at 4.30pm, accompanied by The Royal Marines Band of Collingwood, whilst there will be the usual Champagne and Pimm’s bar, as well as caterers and an overflowing trade village, with spectators welcome to bring picnics along. British Polo Gin will be on hand, operating their cocktail bar pitch-side and their bar in the Clubhouse. Tickets start at £5 and can be purchased here
Photograph: Captain Jess Wood will be the first woman to start for HACKETT Army in The HACKETT Rundle Cup at Tidworth Polo Club. By Peter Meade

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