10th October 2018 | Hickstead
Niall Donnelly takes on a new role at All England Polo Club
According to a recent report it has been reported that Irish international polo player, Niall Donnelly has got a new role at All England Polo Club. Replacing Sarah Wiseman, Niall Donnelly has taken hold of the running of the All England Polo Club at Hickstead.
At this AEPC Chairman, John Bunn said, “Niall has been closely involved with the club for several years, and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2018/19 winter season under Niall’s stewardship.”
Niall Donnelly began his career as a polo player at the age of 14. He went over the world to play polo, including Australia, India, New Zealand, and recently, Barbados. Niall Donnelly currently plays at an outdoor handicap of 4 goals while his Arena handicap remains at 6.
Niall Donnelly is a regular player of the International Irish team, winning several best playing pony awards while representing his country. Apart from playing Niall Donnelly spends his time coaching players and training polo ponies.
The All England Polo Club:
The All England Polo Club has a full-sized 100m x 50m arena, a popular clubhouse along with a facility of stabling for as many as 80 horses or more. The club provides Polo livery, rental horses and lessons.
The Hickstead Season:
‘The Hickstead Season gets underway with an open weekend of chukkas, followed by regular Club chukkas and tournaments most weekends throughout the winter. The season culminates with the Arena Polo International Test Match on Saturday 2 March.
Tickets for the Test Match will go on sale later this year and cost just £5 per ticket. Admission and parking for all the other tournaments are free of charge, and spectators are welcome.’