The Gigaset-sponsored Charity Polo Match – a highlight of the weekend-long Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, took place at the Beaufort Polo Club: 13-14 June 2015.
Proudly sponsored by global consumer electronics and telecommunication products brand, Gigaset, the action-packed Charity Polo Match resulted in a 5 to 4 victory for the Royal Salute team against Piaget. The real victors of course, are the charities that will benefit from the day’s fund-raising: The Princes’ chosen charities: Irish Guards Appeal, Household Cavalry Foundation, and England and Wales Mountain Rescue.
The hard-fought and high horsepower match culminated in victory for the Royal Salute team, including, Prince Harry, securing 5 to 4 goals over the Piaget team, including HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The closely fought match, in front of an enthusiastic crowd was at 4 goals each in the final chukka. It ultimately ended in the closing few seconds, when Prince Harry scored the winning goal.
1.. Tommy Kato (0)
2..Mark Tomlinson (6)
3.. Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8)
4.. HRH Duke of Cambridge (1)
Royal Salute (Blue)
1.. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (1)
2.. Malcolm Borwick (6)
3.. Eduardo Novillo Astrada (9)
4.. Sir Charles Williams (0)
() = Player Handicap – Goals
Royal Salute 5 Goals: Piaget 4 Goals
Charles Fränkl, Chief Executive Officer of Gigaset AG, presented the winning team with a trophy. Speaking about the event, Charles Fränkl said: “Gigaset is proud to have been part of such a special occasion in the beautiful surroundings of the Beaufort Polo Club. Polo is about high speed action, skill, performance and style – all core values to Gigaset. As we have seen on the pitch it is a winning combination, making polo and Gigaset a very good match.”
The Gloucestershire Festival of Polo’s Charity Match kicked off an exciting week for Gigaset which has recently been announced as a new Official Partner of Ascot and Royal Ascot. Gigaset – one of the leading manufacturers of telecommunication devices, smart telephony and home products – is looking forward to further high horsepower sport during the prestigious Royal Meeting. More exciting times are to come in 2015 as Gigaset expands its smart product portfolio later this year