150th Anniversary Book


We are thrilled to be able to offer you the opportunity to have a tangible keepsake of our Anniversary celebrations through the publication of this prestigious book which celebrates our magnificent 150-year history and takes a glimpse into the exciting future ahead of us.

We have also created an exclusive retail range in recognition of our 150th, which will be launched in August 2017. The prestigious collection will only be available during the 150th season. A commemorative 150th match shirt will also be launched in partnership with Under Armour.

Teaming up with award-winning publishers Vision Sports Publishing, our stylish coffee-table book will brim with a wealth of previously unseen photography and memorabilia, as well as accounts of previously unpublished information from the club’s history, to provide a fitting tribute to the past, present and future of this wonderful rugby club.

The history of our great club has been painstakingly researched by former senior Times sports journalist and long-term Wasps’ supporter Marcus Williams, alongside freelance journalist and long-standing supporter Barney Burnham, with numerous contributions from members of the Wasps family which have been sensitively crafted into a must-read account by former BBC Sports editor Duncan Jones.

Life-long Wasps’ supporters will be able to re-live many cherished memories and understand more about moments that have gone down in Wasps folklore, thanks to detailed reminiscences from a range of Wasps icons including; Lawrence Dallaglio, James Haskell, Ivor Montlake, Chris Wright, Derek Richardson, Warren Gatland, Sir Ian McGeechan and Dai Young.

For newer fans, the book provides an opportunity to learn more about the roots and history of this great club, which you may only have discovered recently but we hope you have already been drawn into as a member of our Wasps family.

You will be able to read about how Wasps missed out on becoming founder members of the RFU in 1871, the unbeaten teams of 1875-76 and 1930-31, a mid-season switch of ground (in 1891 as well as 2014), the first foray into Europe (in 1901), the first lady member (in 1919), the Wasps team photo that was found on the Normandy beaches in 1944, a proposal to move the club away from London (in 1945 as well as 2014), in addition to all the modern triumphs in European and domestic competition.

Anyone who reads this book will appreciate why we still, and hopefully always will, say:

 “Once a Wasp, Always a Wasp.”

Wasps and Vision Sports Publishing will provide two versions of the book for our supporters to enjoy:


A full colour, hardback, 240 page coffee-table book priced at £25


As above, but with a unique numbered page signed by club legend, Lawrence Dallaglio. This edition also comes in a protective cloth covered slipcase. Priced at £50. 



2017/18 Season Members can also purchase the book as an add-on to your Membership Package.