It’s all about horse power for polo club

Harrogate Polo Club with their new sponsors JCT 600. (s)
Harrogate Polo Club with their new sponsors JCT 600. (s)

IT’S been a big week for the newly-formed Harrogate Polo Club, which has secured Leeds high performance car retailer, JCT600 Brooklands as its title sponsor.

The club has also confirmed its new home at Allerton Park with the full support of Lord and Lady Mowbray.

“We’re proud and privileged that Harrogate Polo Club has chosen Allerton Park as its new home,” said Lord Mowbray.

“Matches will run alongside the other equestrian events we hold here and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

Launched last summer, the polo club will mark its first full season with team members sporting the JCT600 Aston Martin on their kit as well as banners and specialist cars on display at its events and tournaments.

The car specialist markets Aston Martin, Maserati and Ferrari.

“This is a fantastic headline sponsor for Harrogate Polo Club,” said Alan Williams, chief executive of Harrogate Polo Club. “JCT600 Aston Martin is the perfect fit for our club.

“Sponsors are the life blood of any club and the quality and prestige of all of our sponsors complements the high standards we have in place for the future.

“We originally aimed to be fully operational by summer 2013, but as a result of the hard work and commitment of everyone involved, we will be playing matches at our home ground at Allerton Park from this summer, with the team sporting one of the best known names in Yorkshire.

“We would like to thank everyone from both the business world and the general public for the wonderful and heart-warming support that has been given to us and the club.”

Sue Leadbeater, brand marketing manager for JCT600 Brooklands added: “Harrogate Polo Club is a fantastic new initiative which we are proud to support.  The club has already established a loyal following, including supporters from among many of our customers.

“We’re confident that it will become another Yorkshire sporting institution.”

JCT600 has 48 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the North East and sells 21 of the world’s most respected brands such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.