Hayward presents Soldier's Salute Trophy to Nairobi Polo Club

Hayward presents Soldier's Salute Trophy to Nairobi Polo Club

Major Jamie Hayward presented the Soldier's Salute trophy to the Nairobi Polo Club on Sunday. The British Army soldier will retire from the military in December, after completing  his 10 years' service in Africa.

Of the 10 years, he served in Kenya for seven and three in South Africa, (2011-2013). In Kenya, Hayward was based in Kahawa, Nanyuki and currently at the Karen barracks. 

During the 10 years, the Briton played the 'Sport of Kings' at the Nairobi Polo Club where he says he had enjoyed every moment. 

"The reason I present this trophy to the club is because I am retiring from the British Army this year that also marks the end of my service in Africa. This Cup celebrates my 10 years of great fun, camaraderie, fair play and unbelievable sportsmanship," said Hayward.

Hayward said Kenya will be his second home, and that he will be returning to the country and whenever he gets a chance to play at the club he will grab it.  

"NPC got very good polo pitches and I will be returning to Kenya for at least six months each year so I won't miss playing great polo in here (Nairobi)," he added.

The Cup will be played annually at NPC, adding to the Club's traditional off-season tourneys the Davis Cup (played for the last 50 years) and the 12-year old Maria Bencivenga Memorial Cup.

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