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This year, the Ospreys Supporters Club will be donating proceeds from OSC pin badge sales to Paul’s nominated testimonial charities.  

Paul has decided to support the Mind Charity as part of his Testimonial activities as mental health is something that is of great importance to him. Although there has been an increase in media exposure of the topic of late, he still feels that the level of public support and understanding of mental health has a long way to go.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They can campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

In addition to Mind, Paul will also be supporting charities local to where his events are held during the year.

Inaugural Dinner

As part of Paul’s testimonial year, there will be a dinner at the Towers Hotel on 29th November with guests including Ospreys legends Shane Williams & James Hook.

For more information, have a look at the website  http://ten21testimonial.info/

To book or for further inquiries, email hello@ten21testimonial.info

We’ve received two different proposals for travel to Pau for our Challenge Cup game in January.  We’re aware the fixture may be on the Sunday, if that’s the case, the trip will be moved by a day and may be recosted.

As per the proposed South African Trip, email nigelj@ospreyssupportersclub.com to register your interest in the miTour offer.  Strachan travel are asking people to contact them directly (see the advert below), but let us know if you’re interested in this trip so we have an idea on what demand is like.

OFFER 1 from miTour Ltd

Based on 40 travelling:

DATES
Thursday 17th January – Sunday 20th January

NIGHTS
3 Nights / 4 Days

DESTINATION(S)
Pau

FLIGHTS                                               
• 06:15 -Bristol > Amsterdam – 08:45
• 10:05 -Amsterdam > Bordeaux – 11:50
• 06:00 -Bordeaux > Amsterdam – 07:50
• 09:40 -Amsterdam > Bristol – 09:55

TRANSPORT
Airport transfers

ACCOMMODATION
3Nights B&B at the 4 *Kyriad Hotel

MEALS
Breakfast at hotel

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS MITOURS CAN ORGANISE
Match tickets – From £13.50
Transport as a group by coach – TBC

Tour Cost – Excluding Supplements
£499.00 per person

Offer 2 from Strachan Sports Travel

We will be running a coach for the Pro14 game at Rodney Parade on Sunday 30th December.

Pickups will be Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend (McArthur Glen) and Cardiff Services (subject to demand).

Exact pickup details will be confirmed closer to the date & we will be returning 60-90 minutes after the final whistle.

Prices are £10 for OSC members and £12 for non members (no discount available for juniors sorry).

To book your place, come and see the OSC in the Riverside Bar pre or post match or email travel@ospreyssupportersclub.com

Two close losses, one close win and a clean sheet Challenge Cup win wrap up a mixed October in terms of results – in terms of great individual performances, there has been plenty to chose from!

Sat, 06 Oct17 – 20LScarletsParc y Scarlets, LlanelliGP14
Sat, 13 Oct27 – 0WSection PaloiseLiberty Stadium, SwanseaChal
Sat, 20 Oct21 – 27LWorcester WarriorsSixways Stadium, WorcesterChal
Fri, 26 Oct22 – 17WConnachtMorganstone Brewery Field, BridgendGP14

Voting for the PB Garage Services Player of the Month closes Friday 2nd November.

October 2018 Player of the Month

  • Luke Morgan (39%, 38 Votes)
  • Cory Allen (30%, 29 Votes)
  • James King (10%, 10 Votes)
  • Keelan Giles (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Scott Otten (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Olly Cracknell (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Tom Botha (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Rhodri Jones (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

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In conjunction with Ospreys in the Community, we are pleased to share a tour proposal from miTour.

The tour includes:

NIGHTS
10 Nights / 11 Days
DESTINATION(S)
Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth
FLIGHTS
• London Heathrow > Johannesburg
• Internal flight – Johannesburg > Bloemfontein
• Internal flight – Bloemfontein > Cape Town
• Internal flight – Port Elizabeth > Johannesburg
• Johannesburg > London Heathrow
• Luxury air-conditioned coach transfers
TRANSPORT
Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned coach,
with a driver as per the itinerary
ACCOMMODATION
3 Nights in Bloemfontein at Southern Sun
Bloemfontein Hotel or similar
4 Nights in Cape Town at Sunsquare Citybowl
Hotel or similar
1 Night in Mossel Bay at Gondwana Game
Lodge or similar
2 Nights in Port Elizabeth at Garden Court
Kings Beach Hotel or similar
MEALS
Breakfast – 10
Lunch – 2
Breakfast daily
EXCURSIONS
Lunches included on full day tours in Cape Town
Table Mountain return cable car
Full day Cape Point tour (includes lunch)
Full day Winelands tour (includes tasting and lunch)
TOUR REP
Full liaison between the group and Mitour for the
duration of the tour. (Services of a Mitour representative
to stay with the group throughout)
PER PERSON COST
Based on a minimum of 30 pax – £2599.00*
*Based on flight prices as of 02/10/18. Subject to change.
TOUR COST EXCLUDES
Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/
itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone
calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything
else of a personal nature. Any other services not mentioned.des tasting and lunch)
Full liaison between the group and Mitour for the
duration of the tour. (Services of a Mitour representative
to stay with the group throughout)
PER PERSON COST
Based on a minimum of 30 pax – £2599.00*
*Based on flight prices as of 02/10/18. Subject to change.
TOUR COST EXCLUDES
Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/
itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone
calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything
else of a personal nature. Any other services not mentioned.

For more details, click on the download button below!

To talk about any further details , please contact miTours directly on 0800 7734820You can contact miTours directly on 0800 773820 with any queries about the proposed tour but as miTours take group bookings only, if you are interested in travelling, please email our chairman Nigel Jones nigelj@ospreyssupportersclub.com  and we will facilitate accordingly.

There could only be one winner in September as Tips roared to the finish line in pretty much the same way that he has done so on the pitch to kick off the 2018/19 season OSCAs.

In terms of landslides, this makes the one in Cwmavon look like a pile of leaves on the side of the road.  Our captain took the majority of the vote after a few MOTM appearances and a handful of tries to go with them.

The 2018/19 OSCAs are sponsored by PB Garage Services

To see the whole Honours Board, click here

Its time for the first OSCA vote of the season!

An impressive four out of five wins leaves us second in Conference A and some new and old faces made our shortlist this month.

Fri, 31 Aug17 – 13WEdinburgh RugbyLiberty Stadium, SwanseaGP14
Sat, 08 Sep46 – 14WCheetahsLiberty Stadium, SwanseaGP14
Fri, 14 Sep13 – 49LMunsterIrish Independent Park, CorkGP14
Sat, 22 Sep27 – 10WBenetton Rugby TrevisoLiberty Stadium, SwanseaGP14
Sat, 29 Sep22 – 8WZebre RugbyStadio Sergio Lanfranchi, ParmaGP14

This year’s OSCAs are again sponsored  by PB Garage Services.  For a full list of former winners, follow this link to the Honours Board

Voting closes 6th October.

September Player of the Month

  • Justin Tipuric (72%, 103 Votes)
  • Scott Oten (8%, 11 Votes)
  • George North (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Sam Davies (5%, 7 Votes)
  • James King (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Aled Davies (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Tom Botha (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Dan Lydiate (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Scott Williams (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

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We have had a FANTASTICO offer from our friends in Zebre!


Hi, I woulk like to invite Ospreys supporters  to play a Touch Rugby OLD tournament in Parma at 12:00PM before Pro14 match vs Zebre.
Bring only rugby shoes with you, we’ll take care of the rest.
Let me know by Sunday23; I will send you all the details.

We will wait for you on 29th; also just for a beer.
 
Keep in mind that this is a friendly tournament that we will play especially to spend a good third time together and then go to the stadium (two steps true).   

Bring only rugby shoes with you, we’ll take care of the rest.
 
 
Best regards,
Massimo

If anyone is travelling and interested in taking part or just watching, please contact grant@ospreyssupportersclub.com and we will help coordinate and put you inj contact with Massimo

It was great to see few familiar faces including OSC memebers, Ospreys & OitC staff as well as players turn up at Coffee #1 in Swansea to support the Ospreys quiz night raising money for their official 2018/19 charity partners  OitC and Tenovus.
Tenovus who’s motto is ‘Give hope. Help cope’, bring invaluable support, advice and treatment to cancer patients within local communities with Ospreys in the Community supporting people of all ages across the region in areas such as sport, education, health and inclusion.

Players were moved around the teams from round to round (“how are we supposed to win if we move teams?”) and it was great to see their varying contributions.  It’s fair to say that James Hook made a positive contribution to our team and its entirely fair to say it was a lot more than any of the other players managed!  If you want George North on your team for any round, its definitely not the Ospreys trivia round (“I’ve only played two games!”) – and to finish off, Will Jones might have seen a fair bit of the world on his Judo travels, but he can’t find any of them on a map.

After the success of tonight’s event, expect to see further charity quiz evenings organised by the Ospreys and OitC as well as more OSC quiz evenings.

if you want to have a discussion about anything OSC or travel arrangements, we are setting up the facilities for people to chat (in one place).

You need to register with us to use the website.  Last time we did this, we had lots of users struggle to log in but you’ll have to persevere and we will help you log in as required (and get the facility to register new users back online ASAP).

This is just a trial…….