The Wasps Legends are coming
On Saturday 14th May 2011, the Wasps Legends will be coming to Ventnor Rugby Club to play a charity match against the Ventnor Veterans. Among the wasps Legends are many household names including Josh Lewsey, Kenny Logan, Andy Gomarsall, Damian Cronin and Paul Volley. In all there are three British Lions, eight full internationals, four Barbarians and four England A players. See below for a full list.
Peter Scrivener, the Wasps Legends organiser states. “ We are delighted to be coming over to the Island on the 14th May and it will actually be my first ever visit, so personally I’m very much looking forward to it! Wasps Legends play two or three times a year for charity and our aim is very simple; raise as much money as possible for the charities on the day. We will be bringing some very well known players including World Cup winners and our very own Strictly Come Dancing star Kenny Logan!! These games are very special to us as it gives our players a chance to don the famous Wasps Jersey once more but – more importantly – to catch up with old friends.
We look forward to meeting you all on the 14th May and I hope we hit our fund-raising targets.”
The match is in aid of these two charities.
St Catherines School, Ventnor. St Catherines is a residential special school for children and young people suffering from primary speech and language disorders between the ages of 7 and 19. A number of Ventnor RFC vice presidents have close links with this establishment and it is a cause near to our hearts. Andy Gomarsall of the Wasps Legends is a patron of the school. (Charity Reg No 288148 St Catherine’s Charity).
The Richard Engelgardt Trust. Richard was severely paralysed in a pre-season training session in the summer of 2009. His brother Bob is a stalwart of Ventnor RFC. Richard played for Birstall in Leicestershire and Ventnor RFC have forged close links with Birstall RFC with tours and parties at both venues. In so doing the clubs have already raised considerable funds for Richard’s trust. (For more information on Richard’s Trust, please log onto Facebook and type in Richard Engelgardt Trust Fund – formal title The Richard Engelgardt Discretionary Settlement 2010 Trust)
The main event of the day will be the match when ten Wasps Legends take on a Ventnor Veterans team – featuring a quota of local legends itself! The match kicks off at 3pm and will be refereed by David Rose (a current Premiership Referee).
The gates open at 11:30. There is a free Park and Ride from Ventnor Middle School (one mile from the pitch). Tickets cost £5. There are available on line from http://www.ventnorrfc.com and all branches of Hose Rhodes and Dixons Estate Agents (Ventnor, Ryde, Newport, Shanklin, and Bembridge).
There will be a chance to meet your heroes so bring your autograph book and purchase the souvenir programme. (To advertise in the programme click this link)
There will be a raffle on the day with a top prize of £250 donated by Ventnor Rotarians. There will be plenty of refreshments, beer tents, hog roasts etc.