RUGBY: Chance for Wasps fans to meet players at kit launch

Elliot Daly
Elliot Daly

Club shop open day on Wednesday at Ricoh Arena

Wasps have announced the date of the unveiling of the club’s new home kit and the chance to meet the first team squad at the Ricoh Arena.

Christian Wade

Christian Wade

Dai Young’s men are attending the club shop open day on Wednesday, August 1 which runs between 2pm and 6pm, where fans will be able to get up close to the new Under Armour home jersey for the first time.

It’s a rare chance for fans to meet the squad to get autographs, with players such as Elliot Daly, Josh Bassett and Christian Wade just some of the names provisionally pencilled in to attend between 4pm and 6pm.

Fans will be able to get a first glimpse of the new home kit on the club’s website earlier on in the day from 9am, which will be worn by the first team squad for the first time in the pre-season friendly against Ulster at the Ricoh Arena on Friday, August 24 (7.30pm kick-off).

Stuart Cain, commercial director at Wasps, said: “As we move on from the club’s historic 150th anniversary season, this year’s kit is in stark contrast to last year’s retro black jersey, and really denotes the name of Wasps as a club.

“It has an eye-catching look about it and we think it is going to prove extremely popular with our players and supporters.

“Last year’s club shop open day saw hundreds of fans swarm on the Ricoh Arena to meet several first team players and due to popular demand, we are doing the same this year by picking a date when we can get a larger group of players together.

“The players love speaking with the fans and their support before, during and after a match makes a difference on the pitch, so this is a great chance for our supporters to give the players an added boost as they step up preparations for what is going to be an exciting start to the Gallagher Premiership season.”

Tickets to the pre-season friendly against Ulster on Friday, August 24 and the first Gallagher Premiership home fixture against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, September 8 can be purchased at www.wasps.co.uk