The HAC selects its teams (HAC Arras and HAC Bullecourt) from the following squad of players (in alphabetical order):
Lt Nicolas Clark-Majerus (Handicap -2)
Lt Clark-Majerus has been a member of the Active Unit since 2011, commissioned in 2014, serving on operations in Sierra Leone as part of the Ebola response effort. He has played for the HAC at previous 105s, the RA Cup and the Captains & Subalterns. He learned to play polo for his university team when they won the National University Championships and played for the England Universities’ team.
Sgt Alasdair Grant (Handicap -2)
Sgt Grant has devoted over 20 years active service with the HAC and is a regular in the military polo scene. He splits his time between his hotel in Spain and his home in the UK, as well as travelling the world as a cameraman. Sgt Grant is chairman of the Anglo Chilean Society and has played polo in Chile over many years. When not playing, he likes to try the family drinks portfolio and is delighted to have brought Hendricks Gin as a sponsor this year.
Lt Gearoid O’Connor (Handicap -2)
The chairman of HAC Polo Lt O’Connor typically plays at No. 4. Having learned to play in 2005 he has played for the Hackett Army development team and helped the HAC win previous years William IV Cup and Sabre Cup and this years RA Cup Division III. He is Officer Commanding of the HAC’s CIS sub-unit. He has served on operations in Afghanistan. In his civilian career he works in cybersecurity for application security company Veracode.
Tpr John Small (Handicap -2)
Tpr Small learned to play polo as a child in the Caribbean but took up the sport in earnest with the HAC in 2013. He has played in a number of tournaments for the regiment and was awarded the HAC’s polo scholarship in 2014. He is a member of the HAC’s recently formed Para Gun Troop and is a Drummer in the Corps of Drums.
Tpr Merlin Stewart (Handicap -2)
Tpr Stewart is the newest member of the squad and is a member of Rugby Polo Club. He is not however new to the sport having played it for many years. He typically plays at No. 3. He is a signaller in CIS (Passchendaele) Troop. He works in the security sector as an counter terror analyst.