Hesketh Polo Wins the Ladies Charity Cup For the Third Year

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Published October 31st, 2021 - 08:23 GMT
Hesketh Polo Wins the Ladies Charity Cup For the Third Year
Hesketh Polo Team.
Narrow win for Hesketh Polo, ending the game with a half goal lead against Lionesses Polo.

The third edition of the Ladies Charity Cup, held in association with Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends, gathers the strength of women in the sport of polo in honour of the breast cancer awareness advocacy.

The afternoon featured two exhibition matches, a pink-themed picnic area where guests enjoyed the games in polo picnic style, a shopping village, free breast examinations from SEHA, free activities for the little ones prizes for the best-dressed ladies, and competitions with valuable prizes.

The first match between the Pink Warriors and Pink Soldiers opened with a goal from Raja Abuljebain, and the Warriors closed the first chukker at 2 goals to nil. The team kept its lead by halftime and carved a 3 goal lead at the end of the third chukker. The Pink Soldiers managed to close the gap in scores during the last quarter but, Habtoor Al Habtoor scored back to back goals and closed the game at 5 - 2 goals.4

The ladies match saw Hesketh Polo face a new team - Lionesses Polo. Hesketh Polo dominated the first half of the game by the end of the second chukker. The penultimate chukker saw a Lionesses make a comeback as they took the lead at 3 goals to 2.5.  Lauren Dickson broke the lead during the fourth chukker only to be reciprocated by a goal from Georgina

Brittany. With a few seconds left on cock, Lee Slimmings scored a goal that sealed Hesketh's claim to the Ladies Charity Cup 2021 trophy with a final score of 4.5 - 4.

Fatima Al Hamadi, a patient representative from SEHA, awarded the teams of the day. Georgina Brittany was the most valuable player. Madel, an Al Habtoor Polo Academy horse was the Best Playing Pony of the day. The winners received gifts from Black Hound Sports DubaiBiologique Recherche, and The Bunch Box.

The Club also hosted a Charity Auction for the benefit of its charity partner. The auction featured beautiful works of art from the Art Connects Women collection donated by Zee Arts Gallery. Valuable polo memorabilia signed by polo superstars such as Pablo Mac Donough, the 10-goalers from the Pieres clan, Facundo Sola and Alfredo Cappella, were also showcased at the auction.

Background Information

Al Jalila Foundation

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.

Al Jalila Foundation promotes medical education and research by investing in the UAE’s medical treatment capabilities; it provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region.

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