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Day makes history as first female president of Wasps FC

22 July 2013

  • Former England full back Day becomes first female president of Wasps FC
  • Day will serve as Wasps' most senior officer for three years

Former England Women’s international Sue Day has been elected the first female president in Wasps FC's 146-year history.

Her election was confirmed at the club’s annual meeting last week and she will serve as Wasps’ most senior officer for an initial three-year period.

“It’s a huge honour and the ultimate accolade for someone who has been involved in the club for such a long time,” Day said.

Day, 40, played for Wasps from 1996 to 2010 during which time she won 59 England caps as a utility back and also appeared in World Cups in the 15-a-side and sevens formats of the game.

She has served Wasps, who are now based in Acton, in a number of other capacities including coach, chair of playing and sponsorship secretary.

Day, who works as a corporate finance director of accountants KPMG in The City, emulates her former England teammate Gill Burns in becoming president of one of England’s long-established rugby clubs. Burns, a former England captain, was the first female president of her club Waterloo.