Wasps in the Community

Welcome to Wasps Community website area. Read on to find out more about who we are and what we do. Alternatively, take a tour around everything we have to offer by exploring the links in the top left hand corner of this page.

The Wasps Community vision is to be more than a rugby club, territory wide and community deep. Our community strategy that runs until 2020 will see us actively engaging with over 150,000 people within the community each year, with the overall aim to provide OpportunityInspiration and Aspiration

Community Aims:

·         Provide Opportunities for all, within and beyond Rugby.

·         Our players, coaches and staff will provide the Inspiration to achieve in any field.

·         Showcase Wasps & the Ricoh Arena through, sport, business and entertainment, to harness the Aspirations of young people, to fulfil their own goals and dreams, and be the best they can be.

We run a range of programmes that help to reach all members of the community from primary schools all the way up to adults. The delivery of the Wasps Community Team falls under two banners; Advantage and Onside.

Advantage – A series of enrichment programmes that are designed to foster growth and development in the wider community.

Includes the programmes below:

Playing Advantage – Sunday morning SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Club – IMAS (International Mixed Ability Sports) Clubs.
Pick it up – SEND schools programme
Tackling it – Developing mental wellbeing awareness
Move like a pro – Healthy lifestyles for adults
Aviva Tackling Numbers – Numeracy programme
Something to Chew on – Healthy eating programme
HITZ – Social inclusion programme working with people who are NEET (Not in education, employment or training.)
STEM Programme – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Onside – Aims to tackle inactivity and encourage lifelong association to the game, through rugby development programmes.

Includes the programmes below:

Run With It – Primary School rugby development
Wasps Touch – O2 touch rugby sessions
Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup – Rugby festival for U11 and U12 teams
Coachclass – Rugby Camps
- We are Wasps
- Masters
- Game-day
- Residential

"At Wasps we recognise the importance of our Community Programmes and the responsibility that we have as professional players and staff to be positive role models and ambassadors for our sport and our club. We are delighted that our projects reach so many young people and adults from all backgrounds in our community. It is important that we continue to generate new interest in rugby participation and sustainable support for Wasps."

 - Dai Young, Director of Rugby, Wasps