150th Anniversary Competition

A behind-the-scenes tour at Wasps and a chance to meet their first team stars is up for grabs for supporters as the club prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The 2017/18 season will see a host of special activities laid on by the club to mark the milestone - which will be officially celebrated at the Ricoh Arena in September 2017 - one of which is a competition with 150 prizes available to be won.

All supporters need to do to be within a chance of winning is to explain in 150 words why they love Wasps.

Prizes include a behind the scenes tour of the training ground to meet the first team squad, second prize is to interview a first team player, while third prize is being a ball runner for the first home game of the season.

Other treats for the first home game of the season include two spaces to be in club mascot Sting’s squad, 15 match day mascot spaces, 80 pairs of tickets for Wasps’ first league home game and 80 Wasps goodie bags. 

Verity Brown, community development manager, said: “This season is going to be a very special one off the pitch as we celebrate the club’s history.

“Ahead of the new season we felt it was important to reflect on how the club has grown and developed into what it is today, and that’s why we are asking people to describe to us why they love the club.

“Some of the prizes are unique and we’re expecting competition to be stiff, so we’d urge both children and adults alike to get their thinking caps on and tell us why the club means so much to them.

“We’d encourage as much creativity as possible – it might be a poem about your favourite player, recalling a big match moment or memories of your first ever Wasps match.”

Wasps was originally formed in 1867 at the Eton and Middlesex Tavern in North London. The club gained its name due to the fashion of the Victorian period when clubs tended to adopt the names of insects, birds and animals.

To enter the 150th competition email your entry along with your name and contact details to community@wasps.co.uk or fill in the below form by Sunday, 20 August.