WASPS STAR Guy Thompson surprised local grassroots rugby club Camp Hill RFC, along with Rob Miller, Tom Cruse and Tommy Taylor, as part of Aviva’s ‘Grassroots Surprises’ campaign which is being supported by Premiership Rugby and all 12 clubs.
The winners thought they were being given £2,000 worth of Gilbert kit and equipment and a training session with a Premiership Rugby Community Coach, but also received a surprise from the four professional players to top off their experience.
“Wasps have always been a club where the relationship with the local community has been very important,” said Thompson exclusively to RUCK.co.uk.
“Even before the move to Coventry we were always very busy but it’s great to see the mix of old and new fans we now have at the club.”
Grassroots rugby plays an important role in local communities, which is why Aviva is committed to supporting these clubs with vital funding, so they can continue to embody and represent the inclusive, fun and loyal nature of the sport.
During the visit, the Wasps stars took part in a question and answer session, and back-rower Thompson hopes they were able to inspire the youngsters.
“The important thing is to never give up. I’ve had ups and downs in my career but that was the one thing I always remembered.
“Hopefully we have passed that on to the kids here today.”