OVER 12,000 free tickets to watch Wasps at the Ricoh Arena have been made available for Coventry schools and rugby clubs.
Working in partnership with Coventry Sports Foundation, Coventry Sports Network and Warwickshire RFU, Wasps will distribute the free tickets for three of the club’s first four games in Coventry.
The matches selected are the Aviva Premiership clashes against London Irish on December 21 and Sale Sharks on January 4 as well as the Club’s LV= Cup Round Three match against Cardiff Blues on February 1.
“Our ambition is to make Wasps as accessible to the community as possible and this is just one of the many ways we are trying to achieve that.” said Wasps chief executive Nick Eastwood.
“Rugby is a game for everyone and we hope initiatives like this will introduce the game to as many people as possible in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.”
The announcement was made last week when former Wasps and England star Paul Sackey visited a host of primary schools in the city.
Coun David Kershaw, cabinet member for education, said: “This free ticket offer is a great opportunity for lots of local children to enjoy what could well be their first experience of top flight rugby.
“Our sports strategy is helping to ensure that local people have access to sporting opportunities whatever their age. “And if watching a game inspires even a few more people to take part, or to support the sport of rugby in the city, we will be delighted.”
Tickets for the first game at the Ricoh against London Irish can be purchased online by visiting wasps.co.uk or by calling the Wasps ticket line on 0844 847 1867 or via Ticketmaster website ticketmaster.co.uk/wasps