Founded in 2012, the Monte Carlo Polo Team proudly wear the colours of the Principality of Monaco and defend its flag around the globe. Their captain and patron, Rommy Gianni, has created the team – bringing together, as the sport dictates, three professionals who play side by side with their ‘patron’. Following various tournaments and charity matches, this formidable alliance is developing a sensational series of events in Monaco and around the rest of the world.
Rommy Gianni, now forty years old, has been living in Monaco since 1981. As the son of polo patron Sabatino Gianni, Rommy developed his polo-playing skills amongst world-renowned players, thanks in great part to his father’s existing team La Romana in Italy. For five years Sabatino and Rommy shared the team, its successes and a deep-rooted passion for the sport and for horses. In 2002 Rommy branched out and set up his own team, Sun Power, playing mostly in Italy and Argentina. When his father retired in 2007, Rommy decided to pursue amateur polo with a new team called La Locura. In 2012 he created the Monte Carlo Polo Team, aiming to progress to an international level. Merging families, individuals and entities he has met over the years, all of whom share his love for the sport and his drive to involve a younger generation, has pushed Rommy to new heights. His ambition today is to combine the fabulous sport of polo with a healthy, clean and beneficial lifestyle. In Rommy’s eyes, sport is an ideal foundation on which to learn and to confront obstacles in life, while polo specifically highlights the values of family bonding and of endless passion for the horse itself. It brings together people sharing common values, all keen to encourage a younger generation to participate, learn and above all enjoy. Rommy Gianni believes charitable support of the sport to be of paramount importance – to this end he is dedicating certain aspects of his Monte Carlo Polo Team profile solely to philanthropic work.