Mo Sheikh

December 1963 - September 2021

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mo Sheikh, a much-loved and long-standing playing patron and Board Director at Guards Polo Club, has died at the age of 57. Mo was familiar to so many through his range of competitive polo teams.

Mo achieved much success in polo, especially here at Guards Polo Club. He has added his name to some coveted trophies including the Duke of Cornwall, the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Centenary, the Duke of Wellington, the Autumn Nations Tournament and the Town & County Championship. He was also successful in raiding Cowdray Park’s trophy locker, registering wins in the Holden White Cup and Dollar Cup in past seasons.

This patron’s love of polo also saw him create an opportunity for the next generation of players. Alongside his brother, Amar, they created the Copenhagen Cup schools tournament at Guards Polo Club. This competition allows the polo-playing schools to compete competitively on the top-quality grounds at Smith’s Lawn, delivering an unprecedented opportunity for these student players.

Mo Sheikh was also a long-standing Board Director, representing the Amateur Playing Members for some seven years. During this time he chaired the Youth Committee and was always a pro-active member of the management team.

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Players and Members send their deepest condolences to Mo’s wife, Sapna, their children and the wider Sheikh family. Mo’s funeral will be a private occasion and so Guards Polo Club will host a memorial service to this much-loved patron at Smith’s Lawn in the near future. He will be missed by so many.
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