Wasps launch Disabled Fan Forum

Date: 25 Feb 2020

Wasps have launched the Club’s first ever fan forum dedicated to supporters with disabilities.

Up to 30 visitors attended the first session at Ricoh Arena’s Vodafone Business Lounge ahead of Wasps’ clash with Bordeaux-Begles, with the next session set to take place before another home game before the end of the season.

The forum is open to supporters of all ages and their family and carers, and will be held at Ricoh Arena once every three months.

Jordan Young, Senior Community Development Officer at Wasps, said: “Inclusivity is at the heart of Wasps’ work in the community and at Ricoh Arena, and having this forum will enable the Club to gauge what supporters like about the work that we are doing for our disabled supporters, as well as ideas for future ideas and initiatives.

“We have built some solid foundations for accommodating those with disabilities with the Playing Advantage Club where 35 youngsters are participating in tag rugby every week, as well as setting up a sensory room at Ricoh Arena where those with autism can watch live rugby.

“While our door is always open to receiving emails from supporters, we think a regular fan forum is a great way to not only make suggestions to the Club, but is also another way of forming new and long-lasting friendships like we have seen at our Playing Advantage sessions.

“If the attendance and reaction from the first fan forum is anything to go by, we are expecting our next session to grow in numbers and ideas.”

Details about the next fan forum for disabled supporters will be posted on wasps.co.uk in due course.

For more information about Wasps’ activity in the community, visit www.wasps.co.uk/community