Made in the UK, the shirt features a polyester micro knit fabric with moisture management properties keeping the player cool & comfortable. The back mesh panel is the most unique feature with the fabric commonly used in cycling products, allowing for maximum horizontal & vertical stretch for ease of movement perfect for the vigour’s of Polo.
Oliver Hughes, Deputy Chief Executive at the HPA, said:
“We are really excited to reveal the new playing kit; we have put a lot of effort into researching how the quality of the playing kit can be improved and are really pleased with how the shirts have turned out. The bespoke fabric and flexibility coupled with the breathability will allow players to perform better on the field, whilst staying cool for longer, allowing them to increase their work rate.”
This ground breaking design not only looks to improve the game experience for players, but also reflects how the sport is changing and growing. The sport is faster and more competitive than ever before and the new kit will give the team a new edge on the pitch.
Global Brand Ambassadors
The HPA also revealed that leading Canadian player, Fred Mannix will become the first of their global ambassadors. Fred, captain of the Commonwealth side, which faced England in Saturday’s Coronation Cup, was the highest handicapped player on the prestigious Queen’s Ground with a handicap of eight and currently competes in Argentina and North America.
Fred and his Commonwealth team were also wearing HPA branded kit, marking the start of the mutually beneficial relationship.
David Wood, Chief Executive at the HPA, said:
‘’We are truly delighted to have Fred in our stable. He perfectly fits our brand values and supports our authentically British, absolutely international mission, and his commitment to the game of Polo is unrivalled.’’