It’s been a fantastic start to 2018 with rugby in the community across Coventry and Warwickshire. At Ruck we admire the how Premiership clubs support their local communities with great initiatives and grass roots solidarity and Wasps are superb example.
This year the club have already helped by driving initiatives in Nuneaton, Coventry and Leamington Spa. Check out some of the stuff the team have been up to and if you’ve been involved we’d love to hear from you!
After School Rugby Classes
In Nuneaton, around 50 school pupils from across the area recently visited Nuneaton Old Edwardians RFC on Weddington Road for the first time to take part in a training session with Wasps players Guy Thompson and Ben Harris.
Andy Smith, community development officer at Wasps, has been involved with the local delivery of the programme alongside coaches from Nuneaton Old Edwardians.
He said: “Over the past year we’ve delivered after-school rugby classes to 100 children across nine schools in Nuneaton, 60 per cent of whom had never picked up a rugby ball or watched a rugby match before.” Check out the full article.
Local Club Community Cashback Scheme
In Coventry and Leamington, following the 3rd anniversary of Wasps arrival in the region, the club has worked with over 60 clubs…
Community Manager Ian Isham and his team are at the heart of the club’s integration into the local rugby scene, and he says their efforts have already reached substantial numbers.
“We work with over 60 rugby clubs in the local area and engage with over 60,000 people per year,”
Support at this level is invaluable and through club takeover days, teams like Old Leamingtonians are receiving funding via the community cash back scheme…
Old Leamingtonians will receive over £1,000 at the end of the season from tickets purchased by 540 of their members who travelled from the Crofts to clash with Saracens earlier this year.
Want To MOVE LIKE A PRO?
To top it off, if you want to move like a pro, a fitness course designed by professional rugby coaches to help men lead healthier lifestyles is on the lookout for new recruits in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Wasps are appealing for men aged between 30 to 55 to sign up to the 12-week Move Like a Pro programme (MLAP), which is organised between Premiership Rugby and the Movember Foundation.
The programme aims to help men who want to take the first steps towards getting into shape via classroom and activity-based sessions covering how to get fit, healthier eating and how to improve mental well-being. Get involved over at Wasps.co.uk Move Like A Pro.