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Community Foundation Introduction

The charitable arm of Wasps; Registered Charity No. 1120904

Our Community Team aim is a simple one - "To educate, motivate and inspire people through the power of sport". With a community that has been defined as being from our Training Ground in West London to Chipping Norton RFC (westwards), Brighton RFC (southwards) and Milton Keynes (northwards), the Community team engaged with 125,000 people last season outside of our match days at Adams Park Stadium and has plans to expand our engagement to 150,000 people per season within two years and develop the programme portfolio.

Our commitment to our community is through long-term projects that contain a focused purpose and outcome. Our community benefit greatly from the activities and once the outcome has been achieved, the engagement vehicle of rugby allows us to further our aims of developing our brand and reputation while our Partners and Sponsors benefit from their investment.

We have become synonymous within our community schools for delivering Tag Rugby and Festivals under the projects sponsorships of Aviva, DS Smith and BRITA; while no half-term school holiday would be complete without the opportunity for young people aged 6 to 16 to take part in our Coachclass Programme held at local community club venues.

Under our Community Rugby Manager Dave Larham, we have 6 full-time employees and 200 part-time coaches, and have identified that in order to grow we need to restructure and took the decision to form a charitable foundation. The Wasps Community Foundation will create an educational and sporting trust as a vehicle for the programme; buffering the work against the boom or bust of our team while building a regional and national profile that attracts new investment and unlocks new resources.

Our Foundation will focus on creating effective partnerships, forging links with a wide range of local, regional and national partners; striving to implement innovative, effective and high quality programmes that provide real value to their beneficiaries and help meet the objectives of our partners.

The Wasps Community Foundation Aims and Objectives are:

  • To help build a more active, inclusive and healthier community
  • To improve educational standards within our community
  • To help create a safer and cohesive community

Foundation Roll of Honour

  • Aviva and Premiership Rugby Ltd Aviva National Schools Rugby Programme Sponsor info
  • BRITA Community Headline Sponsor and Coachclass Main Sponsor info
  • Land Rover and Premiership Rugby Ltd Land Rover Premiership Cup info
  • DS Smith Move 2 Improve Programme info
  • Citygate Volkswagen Wooburn Green Van Centre Community Vehicle Partner info
  • Bucks New University Community Team Education Partner info
  • Constant Air Systems info
  • Wasps Supporters Club Foundation Business Partner
  • Rotary Club of Bourne End & Cookahm Individual Patron info

Wasps Community Foundation

Aylesbury Rugby Football Club
Ostlers Field
Brook End
Weston Turville
Buckinghamshire
HP22 5RN
Telephone & Fax: 01494 531122
E: dave.larham@wasps.co.uk