150th Anniversary Events
As we enter into our 150th Anniversary Season in 2017/18, we are delighted to launch a series of events that will mark this milestone. The events will run throughout the 2017/18 season, providing the opportunity to celebrate our history and look forward to the exciting future ahead.
150th Anniversary Game
Wasps will play a “150th Anniversary Game” in the Premiership in September 2017. The Anniversary Game will feature a Wasps’ Legends Parade with many famous faces returning to Wasps and being presented to the crowd on the pitch. It will be a chance to celebrate the proud history and success that the club has enjoyed over the past 150 years.
150th Anniversary Dallaglio Foundation Cycle
As part of the 150th Anniversary Game, we are delighted to launch the 150th Anniversary Cycle in conjunction with the Dallaglio Foundation. The two-day cycle will start at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby and the RFU, as it sets out on the journey to the Ricoh Arena for the 150th Anniversary Game and a lap of the pitch ahead of kick-off. The 150th Anniversary Cycle will be a unique opportunity to ride alongside Lawrence Dallaglio and other Wasps legends, while raising money for the Dallaglio Foundation’s great objective of working with underprivileged and disengaged youths. The money raised from the 150th Anniversary Cycle will go directly to providing a life enhancing service for young people in the West Midlands.
150th Anniversary Christmas Game
Our 150th Anniversary Christmas Game will provide an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring Community projects Wasps are involved in around the West Midlands. Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice are the nominated charity for this game where we will also say a big ‘thank-you’ to 150 of our affiliated clubs, schools and partners from the wider West Midlands community. The matchday will also feature a festive Wasps Nest Fan Village with lots of exciting activities and memories celebrating 150 years.
An Audience With Wasps
February / March 2018
In February/March 2018, we will host an exclusive Season Member only ‘Audience With Wasps’. The event will be hosted in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall away from a matchday. It will feature a panel of Wasps greats from the decades gone by, on stage talking about iconic matches and moments from our proud 150 year history. There will be an interactive Q&A session so supporters, new and old, can celebrate the successes that the club has achieved to date. This event will be free to attend and exclusive for Season Members.
150th Anniversary Stinger
The Stinger will return in April 2018 and celebrate the many teams Wasps have enjoyed playing though the years. We will be joined by a representative from 150 clubs that Wasps have faced in the past and present. SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity, will be the nominated charity and this fixture will be an opportunity to honour and remember the sacrifice made by so many Wasps members who fought in conflicts over the decades, as well as to show our respect to Service Personnel who continue to protect us today. The Armed Forces theme will be brought to life by a display of military vehicles and equipment in the Wasps Nest Fan Village as well as some in-stadium displays.
150th Anniversary End of Season Awards
The 150th Anniversary End Of Season Awards will be a special occasion in the history of the club. Not only will it celebrate the achievements of the Wasps squad in the 2017/18 season, but will also celebrate some of the club’s past highlights.
The event will be hosted at the Ricoh Arena and 2017/18 Season Members will have an exclusive priority rate to enjoy this gala evening.