Stanair and Wasps partnership renewed for 2016/17 season
As the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership season got underway Stanair and Wasps RFC have renewed their partnership.
Last season Stanair announced it was supporting James Gaskell, the 6ft 7 inch back row, who has represented England at U18 and U20 level, while he has also previously captained England Saxons.
On the eve of the new season, members of the Stanair team met with James at a Wasps RFC training day to announce they were renewing their relationship for the year ahead.
“As a company we believe in supporting both grass roots sports and backing professional teams where as a business we operate.” said Martin Wall, Director at Stanair. “We have a Depot in Rugby that supports firms across Warwickshire. Therefore by working with James and Wasps, and seeing their commitment to work with the local community means that once again we wanted to give him and the club our backing.”
James Gaskell was born in Crewe and was a regular in his first season at Wasps as he covered for the injured Joe Launchbury. James was impressive once again last term till injury cut his season short.
As the new season has got underway, James has returned to the first team as Wasps got two strong victories under their belt with a 25 – 20 home win versus Exeter and a hard fought 22-34 at Leicester.
“It has been a great start to the season for Wasps and a great start for James.” Martin Wall continued. “We’re looking forward to working in partnership together over the season as the club continue to impress on the pitch and continue to support local community groups.”