Encompassing the 2011/2012 & 2012/2013 rugby football seasons, the sponsorship will see the two organisations working in partnership on a number of initiatives to support young people within the club’s catchment area.
These initiatives include the creation of a new ‘emerging schools player development programme’ and greater involvement of London Wasps in the work of the Causeway Foundation. The Causeway Foundation provides assistance to disadvantaged and exceptionally talented young people to help them realise their full potential.
In addition, London Wasps’ strength and conditioning staff will create a ‘wellbeing’ programme for Causeway staff, covering nutrition, training methods, injury prevention and ‘wellness in the workplace.
Causeway CEO Phil Brown commented: “This agreement builds on a strong and well-established relationship between our organisations. As such, it enables us to leverage our combined strengths in extending our existing programmes, providing even more opportunities for young people.”
London Wasps owner Steve Hayes added: “Causeway are long standing sponsors of London Wasps. However, they are more than a sponsor; they are partners who work with us to develop and support the Youth Elite Player scheme. The funding Causeway provides is essential to the club developing the next generation of London Wasps players”.