Wasps are proud to announce our new sponsorship deal which further connects the wider Wasps family together. Today marks the start of the 35th year of the ladies’ section at Wasps and we’re delighted to be welcoming Vodafone UK as our new title sponsor, joining with Wasps Rugby and Wasps Netball. Alongside this, we are also previewing our brand-new 2019-20 kit, supplied by long term supporters Samurai.
The new sponsorship deal will bring excellent opportunities for our athletes at Wasps Ladies, and will allow players and coaches to connect more frequently. This vital investment into the club means we will be able to provide more skill specific sessions at times which suit our working professionals. This is a hugely exciting time and further commits to the aim of holistic development for all our athletes at Wasps.
Wasps Ladies Director of Rugby, Giselle Mather, speaking about the new partnership said;
"We are absolutely delighted to partner up with Vodafone this season alongside Wasps Rugby and Wasps Netball. For the Wasps family to be united in such a way is hugely exciting for us and to have the support of such a global brand is highly inspirational for the future direction of Wasps Ladies. We are very much looking forward to the season ahead."
Wasps Ladies continue to maintain their strong bond with Wasps Rugby, and this was further demonstrated in our joint training session with Wasps Rugby Academy last week, where both squads trained alongside each other at King Henry VIII Sports Field. Managing Director of Wasps RFC, Stuart Cain, said;
“It’s great that Wasps Ladies will be sponsored by the same brand as the men’s elite team for the first time ever. It demonstrates how much the ladies’ game has grown over recent years and it’s a major coup for us both that a global name such as Vodafone sees the value and is willing to invest in the game at all levels. Having held joint training sessions and played men’s and women's rugby on the same day at the Ricoh Arena, this is just a natural extension of the increasing close relationship between the two teams.”
We are delighted to have such a globally recognised brand supporting the club and are very excited for the new partnership to help support the ambitious aims for Wasps Ladies. Vodafone UK Business Director, Anne Sheehan noted the bright future for Wasps saying;
"Vodafone is delighted to be sponsoring Wasps Ladies. We are excited by the club's ambition for the future both on and off the field and look forward to watching Wasps Ladies in action."
Ensure you keep an eye on all our social media channels in the coming weeks for more exciting news from Twyford Avenue as we build towards the start of the 2019-20 Tyrrell’s Premier 15s season. The season begins at home on Saturday 21st September against Worcester Warriors Women at 3pm.