Luckington polo player prepares for Atlantic challenge
INTERNATIONAL polo player Viscount Bobby Dundas is limbering up to tackle the world’s toughest ocean endurance rowing race.
The 29-year-old from Luckington, who plays at the Beaufort and Cirencester polo clubs, will be leading a crew of professional polo players taking on 20 teams in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise money for children’s charities.
Among the four-man crew setting off on the 3,000 voyage in December are ex England captain Henry Brett, professional player James Glasson and amateur Fergus Scholes.
“Sport has played a fundamental role in my life and I have been lucky enough to have access to all sports,” said Bobby as he launched the campaign this week.
“ I am delighted to be able to raise awareness of and fundraise on behalf of such two influential and supportive charities that many children and local communities both in the UK and around the world will benefit from.”
The crew will be raising money for Hilton in the Community Foundation and Right to Play.
Bobby, a three-goal player, who competed in the World Cup in Mexico and the European Championships in Rome, discovered polo at the age of 15 after trying different horsey pursuits.
The keen sportsman chose professional polo over university and worked abroad playing and managing corporate polo holidays in Argentina and Australia.
It was during his travels that he discovered a passion for adventure and for charity challenges. While working in Argentina he started volunteering at an orphanage which he continues to visit. Last year he set up Monty’s Polo for Justice to raise funds for a victim of police brutality in Kenya.