It’s all change at Wasps as new board promises a more positive future

Sam Jones in action for Wasps Photo: Richard Lane/Richard Lane Photography
Sam Jones in action for Wasps Photo: Richard Lane/Richard Lane Photography

As reported in The Bucks Herald last month, Irish businessman Derek Richardson become the principal shareholder of London Wasps and a new board of directors will be announced by the club in the coming weeks.

As reported in The Bucks Herald last month, Irish businessman Derek Richardson become the principal shareholder of London Wasps and a new board of directors will be announced by the club in the coming weeks.

Richardson is a well-respected entrepreneur in the insurance market, having previously founded and sold Ireland’s first online insurance broker 123.ie.

In an official statement released last week the club said: “Derek Richardson will not have a day-to-day role at the club but he has identified a number of key priorities for the business.

“These include continuing to build the London Wasps’ supporter base, developing new training and administrative facilities, attracting significant sponsorship investment for the business, and, in the longer term, seeking to move to a new ground, which will be vital in establishing the long-term financial sustainability of the club.”

The news comes at a time when the Wasps squad, led by Dai Young and containing the likes of Aylesbury’s Sam Jones and Jack Wallace, are making marked progress on the field with the team tipped to evolve with a number of young British players.