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  • Wasps Do Away With 'London' Prefix

    Aviva Premiership side Wasps have dropped the 'London' prefix from their official name and from next season they will once again be known as just Wasps. The decision is likely to have been made in order to establish a clearer brand and to capitalise on marketing opportunities, though the revertion to the club's traditional name will likely please supporters. The club became known as 'London Wasps' in 1999 after the game turned professional in an attempt to distinguish the senior team from the am...

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  • Fiona Hacket - London Wasps

    Fiona Hackett, former communications manager at London Wasps has left the club to take up the position of communications manager at the Professional Rugby Players Association (PRA). London Wasps marketing and communications manager, Nicky Done, will now manage communications at the Premiership club.

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  • Under Armour To Kit Out Wasps

    US sportswear company Under Armour has signed its first partnership with an English Premiership Rugby union club after agreeing a multi-year deal with Wasps. Under Armour will replace UK sportswear brand Kukri as Wasps’ official technical-wear partner ahead of the team’s new kit launch in the summer. Wasps are the first Premiership club to secure a deal with Under Armour but the company does have existing partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union and French Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne. Und...

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  • Moves - Kevin Harman, London Wasps

    Kevin Harman has been appointed first-team manager at London Wasps. Harman, previously full-time Director of Rugby at National Division Two side Southend, takes over from Nolan Miller, who is leaving the club after six years.

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  • Rhino supply Wasps

    Rhino has signed an official supplier agreement with London Wasps. Rhino shareholder Martin Johnson, who recently stepped down from his role as a director of the business to take up the post of England manager, hosted a celebration of the signing of the deal at the Rhino offices in Chiswick, west London. He said: “Now that Rhino is based in London it seems appropriate to have a club from the capital on our list of official supplier credits, and Wasps’ achievements in recent years make them a...

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  • Wasps Fined For Salary Cap Over-Run

    Premiership Rugby has fined Wasps over £20k (€22.6k) for over running the salary cap. Following the completion of the independent audit of salary spend for the 2016-17 season, it was established that Wasps had overrun their limit by £40,528. In accordance with the regulations that make allowances for certain levels of transgression, the club will pay 50p per £1 equating to a fine of £20,264. "This is not a breach of the regulations and there is no suggestion it was deliberate," said a Prem...

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  • Wasps Launch Superleague Netball Team

    Wasps have officially launched a new netball team and unveiled one of the top figures in the sport as their new director of netball. Tamsin Greenway, currently the coach of the England under-21 team, has signed up for Wasps Netball as they get ready to compete in the Vitality Netball Superleague from February 2017. Greenway, who played for Surrey Storm and then last year coached them to the Superleague title, has competed in three World Cups and one Commonwealth Games and won back-to-back nati...

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  • Mark Rigby - London Wasps

    Mark Rigby, former club captain, player and current board director at London Wasps, has been appointed executive chairman. Rigby, former CEO of commercial property services firm Lambert Smith Hampton, will lead the club through 2009 taking responsibility for playing and commercial activities as well as advising on the proposed new stadium complex for the club.

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  • Potential Takeover "Stalled" at Wasps

    The board of London Wasps Holdings Limited have provided the following update on the on-going Club sale process: Following the decision by Wycombe District Council last July to withdraw its support for a new Sporting Village and Stadium for London Wasps, the Club has been searching for new investment and subsequently new owners. The board is disappointed to confirm that negotiations, which had been leading towards an imminent takeover of the Club, have stalled. The board, having taken independe...

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  • Wasps appoint Eastwood as CEO

    London Wasps have appointed former RFU finance director Nick Eastwood as their new chief executive officer in the wake of the recent takeover of the club. Eastwood, who was finance director at the RFU for more than a decade and has also worked for The Body Shop and accounting firm Arthur Andersen, will take up the reins on a permanent basis later this week from interim CEO David Thorne. The ICAEW-qualified accountant helped the RFU to increase its net worth from £35m to £180m and improve from...

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