Heather Small takes Wasps' singing rugby stars through their paces
Originally posted on: 31 March 2011 - PremiershipRugby.com
Soul singer Heather Small was on hand to give some of London Wasps star players a training session with a difference this week as she took a group of would-be singers through their paces.
Small, who will perform at the London Wasps V Bath Rugby St George's Day Game at Twickenham on April 23rd took players Riki Flutey, Tom Rees, Tom Varndell, Christian Wade and Steve Kefu for a singing session at the club training ground this week.England centre Flutey said: "It was a bit of fun but a few of us really enjoy singing and getting together with a guitar and she was able to give us some really good pointers. We're all looking forward to playing again at Twickenham and with Heather entertaining the crowd before we go out there we thought we'd take the opportunity to get some lessons in ourselves from an expert!"
Heather Small said: "Today was really enjoyable and the boys really came together as a team as the session went on. I'm really looking forward to singing ahead of their game at Twickenham. There should be a great atmosphere and hopefully a big crowd!"
Following some tips and advice from Small, the players sang a rendition of English rugby favourite "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" while Riki Flutey unveiled a song about playing for London Wasps.
Following last year's hugely successful event, which attracted more than 60,000 fans, the St George's Day Game will once again raise money for military charities. London Wasps are donating £1 from every ticket sold to four special charities: BLESMA, Combat Stress, the Special Boat Service Association and The Parachute Regiment.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from just £15 for adults and £8 for children. Call 0844 225 2990 to get yours and support this fantastic occasion.