PHILIPPINE polo is moving forward in the right direction and the leadership of the Philippine National Federation of Polo Players is extremely happy about the continued rise of the national team in Asian events.
Proof of this was the impressive runner-up finish of the GlobalPort-PH team in the recent 5th All Asia Cup 2020 where the squad scores a vengeful win over Indonesia at the VS Sports Club & Siam Polo Park in Preng, Thailand.
Though the national team was beaten by the host squad in the final of the 6-nation tournament, PNFPP founding director and House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero said the team has something to look forward to especially after beating some of their Southeast Asian rivals.
“Up against some of the best teams in the Asian region, we proved we can be at par with them,” said Romero, a member of the national team that won a bronze medal in last year’s SEA Games at the world-class Miguel Romero Field in Calatagan, Batangas.
“Given more time to train and play in various tournaments abroad, I strongly believe we can play much better the next time,” added Romero. “The chemistry is there so we just have to sustain it.”
The Thailand event is considered as one of the toughest in the region, with many polo players saying it is at par with the Asian Games event.