You have to go back to 2005 to when the Ospreys last played league rugby at the Gnoll, where they beat Edinburgh 29-12 to win the Celtic League title. Now we return to where we also played our first league game for the Pro14 game against the Cheetahs. Many supporters would have attended the recent Paul James Testimonial game and experienced a great atmosphere on a great playing surface.
We understand that there will be new bars built before the game (each side of the ground). There will also be additional toilet facilities brought in for the game to cope with demand (that may be exacerbated be the additional bar facilities).
If season ticket holders haven’t already requested a ticket for the game, get hold of the Ospreys ticket office ASAP! Tickets are also on general sale from thye ticket office and also some are available directly from Hayley at Neath RFC via email@example.com. Adults are £10 and children just £5.
There will be FREE parking from 6pm in the multistory car park just a minutes walk from the ground – if you park before 6pm, you will have to pay so beware. The carpark opening is extended until midnight so make sure you get out of the carpark before then or be prepared for a night out in Neath!
The Wales v Barbarians game will be shown in the clubhouse before our game, so why not make a day of it and and enjoy the match with fellow Opsreys supporters.
We will base ourselves in the downstairs bar on the right hand side as you come through the doors. We’ll be there pre match taking bookings for those who want to travel with us to the Scarlets or Dragons league games over the Christmas period as well as selling OSC badges to raise funds for local rugby related charities.
We will also be interviewing players in the bar post match (as per the Riverside) and we expect to have D-Fibs back with us to provide live music post match for those who want to dance the night away.
If you are making the journey to Northampton on the 9th of December, the Ospreys Supporters Cub will be meeting in the Thomas A Becket pub located on St James Road and only a short walk from the ground. We have met up at this venue on previous trips to Northampton and have always enjoyed a warm welcome.
Based on site in a heated marquee, there will be a Guinness Village open from 1:30pm on match day. There is a full outdoor bar and street food available to purchase through to 8pm. Entertainment in the form of a live band is put on in the Guinness Village from 7pm. In addition to this, pub food from the main menu is served between 12pm and 6pm.
The Thomas A Becket is a rugby pub and all televised games will be shown on their screens. There is also a screen located within the Guinness Village.
The pub sells six varieties of real ale from local and national suppliers, plus a range of craft beers. Real ale lovers amongst you who are members of CAMRA can enjoy a 30% discount.
We look forward to seeing you there before our game at Franklin’s Gardens on the 9th.
The Scarlets Community Team have very kindly offered to help supporters with group bookings for the Boxing Day game.Prices as part of the group bookings are as follows:
Under 6: FREE
Bookings are for groups of 10+, and the Scarlets Cmmunity Team aim to collate forms and sit groups of Ospreys supporters as close together as possible, (we expect this to actually be in the stadium!). Also if you do have some small groups i.e 2/3/4s etc, you are welcome to also complete and use the forms as the Scarlets Community team will keep them and add them to bigger groups so that you can also qualify for the reduced price tickets.
The process is really simple, and completed forms can be emailed or posted to the Scarlets (all of the contact details you need are in the word document in the link below). Click on the link below to download the application form:
We’ve been invited by Mill Hill RFC for a pie and a pint (or a glass of pop)
“Afternoon guys! I’m Hugo Webster of Mill Hill RFC. Here to let you know we’ll be open to all visiting supporters next Saturday. The bar will be open from between noon-1 (Will confirm later in the week) Before the game a variety of food options will be available and after the game we”ll have pies available for those still hungry. We’re just 300 metres from Allianz Park. The Saracens shuttle bus service runs from Mill Hill East Underground Station & from Mill Hill Broadway overground station. Mill Hill Broadway has a lot of restaurants for those looking for a sit down meal before ( they’ve a twitter @MillHillBwy ) If you’ve any more questions feel free to ask.”
We have been in contact with the Saracens supporters club and they have kindly asked travelling Os supporters to join them for a pre match meal. A reservation has been made in the Metro Italia Mill Hill for 5pm on the Saturday. If you are interested in coming along then please email firstname.lastname@example.org . It is just a short walk from the ground. If you are interested in just a pre match drink, then we will be congregating in the Sarries supporters area located between the north and east stands.
Here’s a montage of our stills and video from the 2016-17 Ospreys shirt launch. BLK have delivered the goods again!
Oh, and the day was topped off with a 26-21 friendly victory over the Leicester Tigers.
So you are not one of the lucky ones going to support the lads away at Exeter and are wondering what shall I do and where shall I watch the game.
You are probably thinking I don’t have BT Sport or wouldn’t it be great to watch with a bunch of other supporters.
Well now if you don’t have BT you can watch the game with like-minded supporters as we have teamed up with The Pavilion (click here to view their website) who will be showing all European Rugby Champions Cup away games for us.
This is a great venue, situated halfway between Neath and Swansea. It has plenty of parking if you wish to drive or if not you can get a train to Neath and taxi over for around £5.
It has everything you need, it is family friendly has several screens to watch the game, fabulous food and of course a well-stocked bar and as an added bonus all season ticket members will receive 10% discount on their food bill (drinks excluded), so ensure you take your season ticket with you.
Sunday lunch is available but will need to be booked in advance and will need to be prior to kick off, contact details are listed in the above link