Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Wasps’ stadium move won’t affect academy

LONDON Wasps’ move from High Wycombe to Coventry will not affect the rugby academy programme at The Henley College.

Coach Martin Unsworth confirmed that the Achieving Academic and Sporting Excellence programme, which has 34 players, would continue as the students are aligned to counties rather than clubs.

Wasps will start playing matches at the Ricoh Arena in December after buying a 50 per cent stake in the stadium from Coventry City Council. The ground, which is also home to Coventry City FC, will be jointly owned by the rugby club and the Alan Higgs Trust.

Mr Unsworth said: “I’ve been asked by a lot of people what effect it will have on the academy but it won’t change for the foreseeable future.

“The training ground for Wasps is still in London, it just happens they will be playing their home games in Coventry.

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