Kennett Watches has signed George Meyrick, said to be a rising star in the world of polo, as its latest brand ambassador.
The 24-year-old is potentially “the final piece of the jigsaw” in Kennett’s roster of sports ambassadors which includes golfer Chris Hanson, British windsurfing champion Keith Atkinson and race drivers including BTCC racer Frank Wrathall.
Tom Kennett, founder of the Kennett brand, said: “Polo is a sport I have always admired. The players and horses exude such grace and grandeur on the pitch whilst also demonstrating a very competitive spirit.
“Seeing George wearing his Altitude [watch] at the recent Polo in the Park at Hurlingham was fantastic and accelerated our desire to work with him and be involved in the sport. We fully believe he has the ability to be one of the leading players in the world and go down as one of the top English players to have played the game.”
Mayrick first played polo aged seven and turned professional in 2006. He has also played alongside the world’s best player Adolfo Cambiaso, whilst representing Dubai in the British high goal, winning the Queen’s Cup, which Cartier this year won the sponsorship of.
Meyrick said of the deal: “Since wearing a Kennett watch at the Polo in the Park the watch has hardly left my wrist.
“My career is at a very exciting stage at the moment, just as KENNETT is as a business, so I am very excited to work with the brand and hope to enjoy a number of successes together.”