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Wasps’ Joe Simpson to celebrate Testimonial Year

Joe Simpson, the longest-serving player in Wasps’ squad, will be recognised in 2016-17 with a Testimonial Year supported by the club.

Simpson, 28, is widely-regarded as one of European rugby’s most exciting players and has made nearly 200 1st XV appearances for Wasps since joining their academy in 2006.

The Joe Simpson Testimonial Committee (JSTC) has chosen three charities – MacMillan Cancer, School of Hard Knocks and the Dallaglio Foundation – to benefit from a programme of fundraising events including:

The Joe Simpson Testimonial Dinner – Wednesday 19th October – Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Enjoy a night in the company of Wasps stars past and present as the Testimonial Year kicks off in style at the club’s new home.

The Night of the Nines – Thursday 26th January 2017 – House of Commons, London
A unique evening with Joe and some of the legendary scrum-halves he has battled with over the years.

The Joe Simpson Celebration Dinner – Friday 24th March 2017 – The Grange Hotel, London
Stars from the world rugby join Joe in London to celebrate his career to date in style.

Mark Rogers, JSTC Chair, said: “It’s an honour to have been asked to be involved in Joe’s Testimonial Year. Not only are we recognising the contribution Joe has made to Wasps and the wider rugby community, it’s fantastic to be supporting three great charities in Macmillan Cancer Support, School of Hard Knocks and the Dallaglio Foundation.
“I do hope you are able to support the year and I look forward to seeing you at one or more of the tremendous events that we have lined up.”

Joe Simpson, added: “I’m humbled and honoured to be awarded a Testimonial Year and can’t wait to look back and celebrate the last ten years with Wasps. The club has played a massive role in my life and I know the committee have got some great ideas planned so I do hope as many supporters as possible are able to join us and help raise money for three fantastic charities that are very close to my heart.”


For more details on The Joe Simpson Testimonial Dinner at The Ricoh Arena on October 19th please contact Dominie Bradshaw at MBN Promotions –

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