South African polo player Johann du Preez joined Haiti Polo Team in late November in Australia for the Land Rover Urban Polo Series. A third generation polo player from Ficksburg, du Preez also works with Moolman Group of Pretoria, which owns and managers assets valued in excess of R7 billion and incorporates property investment companies.
With a polo handicap of 3 (www.sapolo.co.za), du Preez is an excellent addition to Haiti Polo Team and the first African member of the team representing the nation of Haiti. Team Captain Claude-Alix Bertrand is of Haitian descent while other players are Argentine.
Haiti Polo Team was received with much media fanfare for their first tournament Down Under.
Interviews include The Polo Project (www.thepoloproject.com.au), imediacorp.com.au), E! News Australia, ESPN Australia, The Daily Telegraph (www.dailytelegraph.com.au), and The Courier Mail (www.couriermail.com.au).
From Brisbane, du Preez will travel with Bertrand to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, where the final will be played December 16. Du Preez will return to South Africa in time for the holidays.