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FIP World Polo Championship: Team Profiles

Australian Squad

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017
Australia will participate at the upcoming FIP World Polo Championship as the host of the tournament. They will play alongside Argentina, United States and Spain in Pool A.
 
PLAYERS
JACK ARCHIBALD (Captain)
Age: 28.
Place of birth: Scone, Australia.
When started playing: Professionally at 18 and started riding at 5.
Where started playing: Scone Polo Club.
Handicap record: 5.
Major tournaments played in: Royal Windsor in England.
Countries played in: England, Argentina, South Africa, Barbados, Malaysia, China, India, Australia.
Represented country: Australia.
Ambitions: To reach 7 Goals, Win the World Cup.
Other interests/information: Enjoy the Beach and playing Golf when not on the Farm.

ALEC WHITE 
Age: 27.
Place of birth: Scone, Australia.
When started playing: 2004.
Where started playing: Scone Polo Club.
Handicap record: 5.
Major tournaments played in: Queen’s Cup & Gold Cup UK.
Countries played in: UK , Argentina , Malaysia , New Zealand , Spain , Dubai.
Represented country: Jugué para Australia.
Ambitions: To breed and train top level polo horses.
Other interests/information: Rugby and Racing.

ALEX BARNET 
Age: 24.
Place of birth: Townsville, Australia.
When started playing:  2011.
Where started playing: Jim McGinley at Beaudesert.
Handicap record: 2. 
Major tournaments played in: Ellerston, Garangula 16-Goal, Melbourne Cup. 
Countries played in: Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, India.
Represented country: N/A.
Ambitions: To win some of the major tournaments in Australia and have a horse play in the high goal overseas.
Other interests/information: Passionate about the agricultural industry, plus enjoy a range of sports and travelling. 

DAN O’LEARY 
Age: 24.
Place of birth: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
When started playing: A los 16 años.
Where started playing: Started Playing in Victoria with my two older brothers Matt and Luke.
Handicap record: 3.
Major tournaments played in: Ellerston 16-Goal, Melbourne Cup 12-Goal, Australian Open 12-Goal.
Countries played in: United Kingdom, China.
Represented country: Represented Australia in Rugby Union Under 16s.
Ambitions: To be a high goal player around the world.
Other interests/information: My other interests are hanging with family and friends, and playing rugby.

GEORGE HILL 
Age: 32.
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia.
When started playing: 2004.
Where started playing: Reino Unido.
Handicap record: 2.
Major tournaments played in: Melbourne Cup, Ellerston 16-Goal, Dollar Cup (UK), Northern Challenge.
Countries played in: Nueva Zelanda, Australia, Reino Unido, Alemania.
Represented country: Young Australia (2009).
Ambitions: To develop and grow our cattle business. Continue to breed, train and play our homebred ponies.
Other interests/information: I manage cattle properties in South Queensland, breed and train polo ponies and Australian Stockhorses with my wife Emma.

JAKE DANIELS
Age: 28.
Place of birth: Adelaide, Australia.
When started playing: A los 14 años.
Where started playing: Adelaide, Australia.
Handicap record: 4.
Major tournaments played in: Royal Windsor, Dudley Cup, Australian Open, New Zealand Open.
Countries played in: Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Dubai, England, France, Argentina.
Represented country: Australia.
Ambitions: To keep enjoying my polo and improving with the help of the people I’m lucky enough to have around me.
Other interests/information: Surfing, hunting and working in my family business.

JAMES LESTER
Age: 22.
Place of birth: Perth, Australia.
When started playing: At 13.
Where started playing: Perth.
Handicap record: 3.
Major tournaments played in: Ellerston Spring, Queen Mother (UK), Cicero (UK), Garangula, Eduardo Moore (UK), Australian Open, Melbourne, WA Open, Gooch Cup, Charles Cup, Dougal Archibald Scone.
Countries played in: Australia, New Zealand, England, Argentina, Malaysia, United States.
Represented country: Not yet.
Ambitions: To win the lotto.
Other interests/information: Sea horse training, Mongol racing, postie polo, breeding horses.

LACHIE GILMORE
Age: 17.
Place of birth: Tamworth, NSW, Australia.
When started playing: At 5.
Where started playing: Pony Club in England.
Handicap record: 1.
Major tournaments played in: Ellerston 16 and 8-goal, Queensland vs NSW at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Melbourne Cup, Sydney 12 and 16-goal.
Countries played in: Australia, England, Argentina.
Represented country: N/A.
Ambitions: To play polo around the world professionally and get my degree in sports management.
Other interests/information: Postie polo and most other sports.

JACK KIELY
Age: 21.
Place of birth: Western Australia.
When started playing: A los 9 años.
Where started playing: At my family farm in Western Australia.
Handicap record: 3.
Countries played in: Australia, England, New Zealand, Argentina and Germany.
Represented country: Australian Schools Team in 2012.
Ambitions: Travel as much as the world as possible playing polo and try to become the best polo player I can be without becoming broke!