On Sunday 8th June, by kind invitation of Her Royal Highness Raja Zarith Sofiah, Marlborough College Malaysia co-hosted an afternoon of Polo, in order to raise funds for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Over four hundred MCM parents and friends joined guests invited by Her Royal Highness and His Majesty, The Sultan of Johor, at the Istana to enjoy lunch overlooking the extensive and beautifully manicured polo grounds. After a delicious lunch, the spectators, including numerous pupils from the College, enjoyed a five chukka exhibition match which saw MCM emerge victorious 13-4 against the Royal Johor Polo Club.
Tunku Mahkota Johor and Tunku Iman became honorary Marlburians for the day, along with two South African professionals and they all demonstrated their skill, strength and commitment in what was an excellent team performance. The Royal Johor Polo Club was represented by an Australian professional and an Argentinian professional as well as two impressive Malaysian players.
It was a wonderful afternoon for all involved and a substantial sum of money was raised for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, which is one of HRH Raja Zarith’s nominated charities.
Our thanks go to all those who took part, including the Friends of MCM who produced wonderful polo shirts for the day, and to the parents, friends, beaks and pupils who supported the event.