Waldouck, 22, will be one of two men to support club captain Tom ReesÃ¢â‚¬â€the other being Tom WebberÃ¢â‚¬â€and will succeed experienced duo Phil Vickery and Serge Betsen in assisting the skipper.
Wasps director of Rugby Tony Hanks, who was in high praise of the pair, said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Both Dom and Rob have developed through our Academy ranks and are now highly regarded as central senior figures who have taken on increasing roles of responsibility behind the scenes.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is a great respect level for both these players across the squad and management and along with Tom Rees and we feel we have a great leadership force.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He also was keen to praise the work done by both Vickery and Betsen.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our thanks also go to last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Vice Captains Phil Vickery and Serge Betsen who have been, and continue to be exceptional leaders around the Club,” he added.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They set a strong example both on and off the field last season and have fully encouraged and supported the appointment of Waldouck and Webber alongside our Captain.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Waldouck’s appointment comes after a stellar year for the young centre following a call-up to EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Elite Performance Squad.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“His performances on the domestic stage last season enabled him to show his ability and potential on the international scene with England in the summer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ duly rewarded with a place in the Elite squad.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are delighted to retain the services of such a high calibre player. Dom is one of our most consistent performers and has developed his game alongside fellow centres Steve Kefu and Ben Jacobs this season.
Hanks added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is good news for all in black and gold that he has shown that commitment to the Club for the next three years.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Waldouck and Wasps open their Aviva Premiership campaign against Harlequins at Twickenham as part of the opening day double header.
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