One of the busiest weekends of the year is fast approaching for the Wasps Community Team, with no less than five visits taking place around the South East of England.
Saturday 22nd March will see Sting visit Community Partner Club Marlow RUFC to meet Under 7, 8 and 9 players from touring side Old Silhillians RFC (Birmingham) and Marlow RUFC who will be taking part in a small festival that also sees Beaconsfield RFC and Henley Hawks send young rugby players to play a new opposition.
After a short rest on Saturday afternoon, Sting will then be visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday to join in with the Sport Relief Games, where Wasps will be running loads of activities with a number of Wasps players, including Joe Launchbury, Joe Simpson, Elliot Daly, Sam Jones and Tom Palmer. James Haskell will also be taking part in the Sport Relief mile at 13:23 so make sure you come down and show your support. Click here for full details.
Sting will also be seen at the Bicester RUFC Mini "B" Festival, where Wasps Back Row player Ed Jackson will join the furry fiend to meet and greet the young rugby players, and to help with the presentation at the end of the festival.
Also on Sunday 23rd March, Wasps FC are hosting the Middlesex Under 11s and 12s County Finals, and Wasps players Jake Cooper-Wooley, Ashley Johnson and Kearnan Myall will visit the tournament to motivate and inspire the next generation of rugby players.
The last event in the Community Team's "Super Sunday" will see a team of Coachclass coaches visit Burgess Hill RFC. During their visit, the coaches will work with a number age groups at the Easter Coachclass venue, in order to promote the Coachclass and Coachclass Academy events, which run at the Sussex club on 16th and 17th April 2014.
Of the visits, Wasps Community Rugby Manager Dave Larham said: "The strength and appeal of the Wasps brand, combined with recognisable figures such as Sting and our professional players can help us to motivate, educate and inspire thousands of young rugby players and support our community partners."
There are lots of ways that Wasps can support your event. Sting is always a crowd favourite, especially with younger age groups, and the presence of a professional player always raises the profile of an event. Whilst we cannot always organise for Sting or a player to come along, there are other ways that we can support your event.