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Overview of Coventry Rugby Football Club
Coventry Rugby Club was established in 1874. They are a National League Rugby Club, hoping to reach the heights of their past. While clubs within the Premiership have, through help from the RFU, developed their own Academies, the Coventry club have also made considerable strides in that direction with their own Academy Development squad through Henley College.
One of the best known names in English rugby. Wasps are the last English club to have been crowned European Champions and have won six league titles. In 2004, Wasps achieved a remarkable double, being crowned European and English Champions in the same season. Wasps compete in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and LV=Cup. Dai Young is their Director of Rugby and England international James Haskell is their captain, supported by vice captains Chris Bell and Matt Mullan. The most exciting step in Wasps' 147 year history is about to be taken. From December 2014 Wasps will be moving to the Ricoh Arena to enjoy the most extensive club rugby facilities in Europe. Wasps will be establishing deep roots in Coventry & Warwickshire, working hard to become part of the community.
The club was founded in 1883 by Willie Stanley, an employee of cycle firm Singers. The club as a result was known as Singers FC until 1898 when the name was changed to Coventry City. An English association football club based in Coventry in the West Midlands. The team competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. They joined the Football League in 1919 and also reached two Football League Cup semi-finals, in 1981 and 1990.
Coventry Blaze was founded in 1965 when they were known as Solihull Barons. They are an ice hockey team based in Coventry and they play their home games at the SkyDome Arena. The team competes in the British Elite Ice Hockey League.