Since the early 90s, I have spent weekends standing and sitting pitch side watching my beloved Wasps rugby team, win, lose and draw over the years with my dad. It has been some of the best days of my life and has taken me all over the UK and Europe. Therefore, it is only right as a new dad that I to take my son to the rugby.
Therefore on Sunday 4th September, I took Louis, aged just 5 weeks old, to Coventry and the Ricoh Arena to watch the mighty Wasps host Exeter in what turned out to be a cracking game of rugby (not that he’ll remember). The first half saw Exeter pick up where they left off last season, with strength and pace pushing Wasps back and at half time and the score 17-8 to Exeter it looked ominous for Louis’ first match.
However, during half time Aunty KB (not his real aunty) popped over with a new Wasps outfit for Louis. As you can see the kit was a little big for Louis, but he didn’t mind (promise). And neither did we, because as if my magic, Wasps came out in that second half and put in a match winning performance to scoring 17 points to 3 and claimed a 25-20 victory.
Post-match whilst I sipped on a celebratory pint of Purity Gold, little Louis was swamped by female Wasps fans cooing over him in his new outfit. Turns out both the outfit and the rugby were a result! Maybe it will be the Wasps boys lifting the trophy at the end of the season and maybe one day little Louis, but that is some way off for now!
Here’s to the next home match on 18th September against Bristol Rugby.