On Saturday 21 December 2019 all the Bishopsgate depots met at the Ricoh Arena Hospitality Premier Lounge for the Christmas Cracker game between Wasps and Harlequins.
An excellent day was had by all and the chance for all the depots to meet up and get to know each other face to face, in a non-work environment, strengthens the team that already exists at Bishopsgate.
The hospitality laid on by the Ricoh Arena was superb with a 3-course meal, drinks, live music, the game and then a spectacular firework display at the end of the game.
The day was made even more memorable as Jake & Sharon met and were presented with a signed Wasps Rugby Shirt by Brad Shields and Will Rowlands from the Wasps squad, pictured below.
Sadly, Wasps did not win. The Harlequins produced an incredible comeback from 17-0 down.
As quoted by the Wasps Director “The first 30 minutes we were excellent, dominant in all facets of the game, really physical and 17 points up, you have to think you’ll take the game home.
“They scored a soft try and then the intensity went out of our game and we lost momentum, field position and it took until the last 15 minutes to get it back.
“We made one or two errors, the belief drained from us and our heads dropped far too easily until the last part of the game”
It will be hard to top the event next year, thinking caps on.