Harlequins Women to play Wasps at The Game Changer

Thursday, 1st August 2019 @ 12:30

Harlequins is excited to announce that they will play Wasps FC Ladies in 2020’s edition of The Game Changer on 11 April at The Twickenham Stoop (kick-off: TBC).

Harlequins Women secured a huge victory against Gloucester-Hartpury in last season’s The Game Changer, at the Home of Harlequins, where over 4,800 tickets were issued to see the squad achieve a memorable 62-0 win.

In 2020, Quins will once again look to push the boundaries of Women’s sport in the second instalment of this pioneering fixture.

On 11th April, Harlequins Women will face Wasps at The Stoop in a crucial end-of-season fixture.

Encounters between Harlequins and Wasps are steeped in history and rugby folklore. Two of the original RFU founding clubs, they have enjoyed many heated battles over the years in both the men’s and women’s game and this year’s match will be no different, with both sides likely to be competing for a playoff spot by Round 16 of the tournament.

Harlequins Women Co-Head Coach Gary Street said: “The Game Changer is the greatest standalone women’s club rugby event in this country and one that I am immensely proud to be a part of. I have been working at the top end of the game for over 20 years, but I never thought I would ever see a domestic match of this magnitude and it is an honour to be leading the team for another year.

“Wasps is one of the world’s most prestigious clubs and a team that we have enjoyed competing against in the Tyrrells Premier 15s over the years, especially when we have played them at The Stoop. I very much look forward to welcoming Gizelle (Mather) and her team to our home once again this season.

“However, it is the supporters who really make this occasion special and I cannot wait to hear them come to life once again and help us achieve greatness once again.”

The Game Changer is the platform where ‘Heroes make History’ and is the perfect stage to showcase the heroic exploits of Harlequins Women’s players and coaches both on and off the field. On top of a gruelling and intense rugby schedule, many of the Club’s squad members manage their playing career alongside full-time employment with several players working as firefighters, soldiers, teachers and business-leaders, while Karen Findlay, the squad’s other co-Head Coach, is a Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police.

Together, through their incredible dedication, they are helping change the sporting landscape.

Alongside the elite rugby action on the field, The Game Changer will have a host of exciting matchday activations for all the family to enjoy. Last year, the Club welcomed British Rowing, England Hockey, London Pulse Netball, several branches of the Metropolitan Police, London Fire and many more to The Stoop, with an even more exciting range in the planning next year.

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